With so many music festivals clogging up diaries across spring/summer, it takes something special to stand out in the crowd. Bestival and Secret Garden Party go for the themed fancy-dress angle, All Tomorrow’s Parties goes for the ‘celebrity-curator’ niche while others try to differentiate themselves through more traditional means – location, line-up and price.
In terms of standing out, though, none of them comes close to Snowbombing – a snowsports and music festival held in the alpine ski resort of Mayrhofen. During the festival, revellers have access to 650km’s of pistes, including Austria’s steepest piste (for those feeling stupid brave), as well as beautiful alpine vistas and snow covered plateaus. Basically, it’s the perfect setting for skiers and snowboarders to get out on the slopes during the day before the nights festivities…
Snowbombing 2013 line-up
And what festivities they are! This year’s line-up for Snowbombing is one of the strongest it’s had since its inception in 2000. This year boasts the likes of Kasabian, Example, Katy B, Disclosure, Skream and much more in a host of unique and inventive stage settings, which include the forest, a nightclub made entirely of ice, a street party and a 5000 foot high mountain top!
Here’s the line-up in full:
Getting to Snowbombing 2013
As it’s in Austria, planning your travel to Snowbombing is essential. Luckily, organisers have got you covered! They put on an official Snowbombing road trip to not only help you get there, but to start your festivities as soon as you head out the door. They describe the Road Trip as ‘a colourful, non-competitive musically-motivated drive which sees Snowbombers from all over the UK join a variety of celebrities and music acts’.
Snowbombing tickets and prices
Snowbombing is sold as an event and accommodation package, so the wristband for the festival comes with your accommodation. There’s loads of accommodation options , so depending on your budget you can get single rooms from £20 per night up to luxury 4 star hotels and apartments. While you’re there you can also get lessons on the slopes, so if you’re a music lover who’s always wanted to learn to snowboard then there’s no excuse!
Snowbombing runs from 1-6 April – for more information on anything head over to the official site: www.snowbombing.com