The popular British snowboarding rave Snowbombing is back this April with a lineup featuring Digitalism, Justice and James Zabiela.
The popular British snowboarding rave Snowbombing is back this April for its seventh year. Dubbed the world's biggest winter music festival, Snowbombing takes place in Mayrhofen, Austria over Easter weekend.
'Piste by day, beats by night' goes the slogan, and this year the festival has even added a dozen bands or so to the lineup. Digitalism, James Zabiela and Justice head up a lineup of bands and DJs including The Scratch Perverts, Switch, James Lavelle, James Zabiela, Justice, M.A.N.D.Y, Rob da Bank, Evil Nine, The Glimmers, Simian Mobile Disco, Soul of Man, Williams, Tayo, Greg Wilson, DJ Medhi, DJ Feadz, Todd Terje, Trevor Loveys, Jesse Rose and Uffie to name a few.
Snowbombing is held at the popular ski resort Mayrhofen, one of Austria's most snow-sure late season resorts. The ski area entered the big leagues four years ago when new lifts increased runs by forty percent, and this year sees the addition of Austria's biggest cablecar. Mayrhofen is also a stone's throw from the mighty Tux glacier - Austria's highest lifted point at 3,475m, which is reached by the highest double chairlift in the world. All access passes are available for the week - no need to ski the same slope twice.
If music and snow aren't enough for you, Snowbombing also involves lots of other chances to indulge in bad behaviour abroad: snow making competitions, fancy dress ski days, pub quizzes, bin bag races, comedy nights, snow bingo and a street party that's always guaranteed to cause a roadblock.
Five nights in a self-catering apartment plus a wristband for the festival will cost you £219. Check the Snowbombing website for other packages and discounts.