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The UK’s hottest acts will be heading to Europe’s coolest slopes for the first ever Horizon Festival; a hedonistic week of underground Electronic music, set against the breathtaking, snow-covered Pirin mountains of south western Bulgaria.
This unique music experience will transform Bulgaria’s premier winter sports resort, Bankso, a hotbed of nightlife in itself, into a festival lovers’ dream, from 23rd - 29th March 2013. Horizon Festival offers 6 nights of parties featuring cutting edge producers and DJs from across the UK playing music across the electronic spectrum from Dubstep to 80s House, Techno to Garage & Dance to Hip Hop. If the music isn’t enough, Horizon also offers the tantalising prospect of over 70 kilometres of quality ski slopes to explore, with enough drop and run to satisfy the most dedicated powder enthusiasts.
Every day from noon to dusk an exciting mix of underground DJs will host mountain raves in bars across the slopes - descend from party to party, catching the stimulating sounds of Future Garage from Dark Sky or dance floor friendly Disco from Casino Times, strains of heady, ethereal bass music from Maribou State or Phaeleh’s inimitable style of cinematic electronic music. Discover favourite acts and secret shindigs along the way and party into the early hours each night with the best value Après ski that any slopes have to offer; with such low prices throughout Bankso’s countless nightclubs and bars (beers cost £2), there’s no reason to go to bed!
Horizon is the only entirely DJ-led snow festival of its kind and partygoers can expect to hear plenty of forward-thinking electronic music throughout the week. Curated by one of the Co-Founders and Director of Croatia’s Outlook and Dimensions festivals, Jack Robinson, the line up includes industry favourites such as Alex Arnout & Klose One, as well as relatively new to the scene and ‘undiscovered’ acts like Route 94. Full line up available on request and further announcements still to be made.
Unlike its eye wateringly expensive Alpine counterparts, Horizon Festival provides fantastic value for money, with packages that include accommodation, ski pass and festival pass, starting at just £256 per person. With easy resort transfers and plenty of direct flights available from the UK to Sofia, Horizon is an effortless, economical and exhilarating way to finish the ski season in style and the perfect option for Easter holidays.
In its first year, Horizon is set to change the ski festival scene, providing high quality music in a boutique setting, offering a fresh outlook with an undiscovered backdrop, creating the ultimate snow party experience.