There’s an interesting selection of events coming up in the first two weeks in June to cater for most readers’ tastes. See previous posts on this site for details of other events including the Vaud wine weekend, Spring Market in Nyon etc.
Events coming up
Caribana Festival (7-11 June) kicks off on Wednesday evening with Sum 41, Evanescence on the main stage and Rag’N Bone Man on the lake stage. Tickets are now sold out for the first night but there are still tickets available for Thursday – Roger Hodgson and Foreigner, Friday – Kungs, Saturday – Ira May, Sunday – Alvaro Soler. There are plenty more artists on the lineup. Click here
If you have never been to Caribana before, it’s one of the first big music festivals in the area and takes place in a pretty park along the lakeside in Crans-Près-Celigny not far from Nyon. How to get there – click here
Photo above – courtesy Caribana – The Caribana main stage. 6,000 audience capacity
Photo above – courtesy Caribana – The Kungs
On the 15th, 16th and 17th June there will be an evening of variety with song and dance numbers from great American and British shows from Jersey Boys to Can-Can girls and more, for a fun foot-tapping evening performed by the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society. The show will take place at the Salle des Spectacles in Founex. Dinner will be served before the show various packages are available. Full details here
On the Sunday 11th June at 17:00 there will be a free classical music concert (Orchestra da Capo) in the newly renovated Temple of Nyon (in the old town). Retiring collection.
Young talented musicians from various music schools (including the Conservatoire de l’Ouest Vaudois) will be performing works from Bach, Haydn, Vivaldi and more under the direction of Ahmed Handy. Details here
Note: The Orchestra da Capo is currently recruiting musicians. Click here for more info
Shakespeare in English
“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare will be performed in English on June 9th and 10th at 19:30 in the courtyard of the Château de Prangins. This castle courtyard is a great place to watch a Shakespearean play, note – this is a rain or shine event! “Twill endure wind and weather…” Details here.