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Hear the Gossip at Caribana Festival!

The French speaking region of Switzerland truly comes into its own during the summer months with a plethora of fantastic festivals to choose from.

This week, get your dancing shoes on for the 22nd edition of the Caribana Festival, which takes place from Wednesday, June 6, until Sunday, June 10, in Crans-sur-Nyon, Canton Vaud.

Caribana Festival

This year's line-up is looking pretty amazing with names such as Gossip, Lou Reed, Marina & the Diamonds and Charlie Winston set to get the mood going on one of Switzerland's finest music festivals.

With a unique mix of styles and genres, from reggae to blues and pop, this festival is - according to its Director Tony Lerch - an event for "all tastes and generations".

Caribana Festival 2012

The Caribana Festival is indeed unique in this sense because it devotes its closing day to entertaining children and their families. Known as Caribakids, the festival's last day on Sunday 10th of June is a great event for all music-lovers with little mini-mes in tow.

Caribakids is open from midday to 5:30 PM and entrance is free for children under the age of 12. The programme will include an afternoon disco for your mini bootie-shakers, a treasure hunt, bouncy castles and special shows with musician Brice Kapel and football freestyler John Farnworth. Definitely an afternoon not to be missed!

Caribana Festival 2012

Caribana Festival 2012

Click here to view the festival's full programme and check their website for details on public transport (don't drink & drive!).

Have a great time!

Caribana Festival 2012

Caribana Festival 2012(All photos credit and copyright Caribana Festival)


Always on the look-out for the best family-friendly activities and restaurants, Michela is a freelance writer and expat blogger based in Geneva. Her heart belongs to art, design, food and travel and is wrapped around the sticky little fingers of three tiny munchkins.

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