Must-Go Snow Festivals for 2016
Ah Tuesday, that’s the Bank Holiday Weekend done. If you’ve been festival’ing, you’ll hopefully have scrubbed off the mud. So, what could be better than a festival with a difference. No rain, no mud, no tents to pitch… just snow, sun and good times!
Snowbombing – April TBC
Snowbombing festival is where to head for mountain top igloo parties, open-air forest raves and secret backcountry barn dances. Taking over the town of Mayrhofen in the Tirol region of Austria, Snowbombing hosts acts like the Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Dizzee Rascal, De La Soul, and others. Plus there’s the Ride n Seek snow park contest showcasing pro-riders in probably the funnest, and most chilled comp atmosphere you’ll witness all season!
Get the vibe here Snowbombing gallery from 2015
The Brits – March TBC
The BRITS is the legendary ski/snb championship where everyone that’s anyone in the UK scene comes to party. Since 1989, The BRITS has been crowning the UK’s best riders in big air, snb/ski cross, pipe n slopestyle. It’s not just about the action in the park though. Each afternoon and late into the night an eclectic mix of live bands and DJs rock the aprés terraces and clubs.
Definitely one for the UK-massive!
Snowboxx – March TBC
Snowboxx left it’s Andorran home and moved to Alpe d’Huez in 2015. And it proved to be even bigger and better than ever. Acts like 2ManyDJs and Jungle literally tore up the dancefloor (the crowd bounced so hard the sank the decking out of sight!). The Folie Douce plays host to the on snow antics, and if you’ve been before you’ll know what’s waiting for you – drinks being thrown, arms in the air, pure mountain hedonism.
Horizon Festival – March TBC
Horizon Festival in Bankso, Bulgaria is a week-long rave-up for the budget conscious. At £2-a-pint you can’t go wrong, especially when compared to some Alpine drink prices, and a line-up featuring acts such as Moodyman, Foreign Concept, DJ EQ, Congo Natty and Craig Charles. A music policy as varied as it gets! Slopes by day and party by night. The festival takes over secret hotel spots, forest stages and down n dirty underground clubs. Only three years old, this festival is growing up quickly to be one of the best!