By now we have had festivals in urban surroundings, abandoned factories and nuclear reactors, beach festivals, but here we have something as crazy and different! Probably the greatest Dance Music festival on snow (yes you read it correctly) is located in the heart of the Austrian Alps, in the town of Mayrhofen. As you know by now it is called Snowbombing. This is the place, where you can shred with your buddies on 487km of ski tracks, and enjoy excellent conditions at the Tyrol based ski-resort. But, what makes everything much much more exciting is that, after you are done having fun at the ski tracks, you can go and have some MORE fun at the Snowbombing festival! Only make sure to be well prepared for this festival, because you will need the energy to ride all day, dance all night and have 24/7 of fun.
History of Snowbombing Festival
The Snowbombing festival was given birth to back in the year 2000, when English promoters from Manchester- Outgoing Ltd. decided to give it a try at making a Dance Music festival at the French ski-resort Risoul, in the Hautes-Alpes of southeastern France. From 2005 though, the festival changed locations and moved into its current one at Mayrhofen, Austria.
What to Expect at Snowbombing Festival
Snowbombing has earned its reputation for the amazing entertainment it brings to its visitors. This includes the traditional Austrian references such as oompah music bands, lederhosen dresses and traditional sausages, mixed further with the Fancy dress series, promoting outlandish clothing to make the whole mountain and party that more colorful and crazier for everybody at present. Another twist the Snowbombing crew have included in their show is the entertainers Mr. Motivator (exercise instructor) motivating and stretching the crowd. Jo Yuole (Radio presenter and Yoga instructor), with whom you can practice Snowga. Indee Inc (nightlife and party design collective) bringing color, outrages prices and fun to the slopes. When Girls Attack, games run by girls including three legged races, human pyramids, snowball fights, egg roulette, Ski Lift Speed-dating and a whole lot more!
Another tradition at Snowbombing is the Fancy Dress, the party goofy carnival on snow! Every year there are different party themes. For 2014 the themes were from Superhero Road Trip, Let’s Get Physical Back Country Party, Space Odyssey Europahaus and Lederhosen Street Party. For 2015 will see transition into a “full beast mode” for the Road Trip ‘Into The Wild’, having a animalistic twist! What is left for you is to order or make a suitable outfit for the Fancy Dress themes and GO WILD!
The festival’s grounds offer around fifty pools, rooftop Jacuzzi, saunas and SPA for the visitors leisure time after too much partying. On the other hand if you don’t feel like stopping in Mayrhofen there are 43 restaurants to make you lick your fingers, and 18 bars to make you believe you can actually grind!
Music wise, the Snowbombing Festival offers a big variety of outdoor and indoor events to choose from. The Racket Club, an underground tennis center turns into a night-club with a capacity for 2500 people. Memorable acts over the years taking place here have been, Above and Beyond, Booka Shade, The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, Grandmaster Flash, Groove Armada, Pendulum, Magnetic Man and other.
The old wooden stage at Waldfestplatz a.k.a. The Forrest Party transforms “into a pine-cradled platform for some of the world’s biggest artists”. That cozy during the day place, has been a host to some epic live acts from the likes of The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, De La Soul, 2ManyDJ’s, Disclosure, Rudimental and many more.
The other venues and parties include one of the biggest most colorful Fancy Dress roadblock parties- The Street Party with over 5000 Snowbombers partying to A-Skills, Dub Pistols, The Cuban Brothers, DJ Yoda and the mockery duo Austrian Filter House (including DJ’s Artwork and Ben Westbeech). The Arctic Disco is a night-time event at the top of the Mayrhofen town, including real igloo’s, 2 dance areas, 3 ice bars, and some top-notch DJ’s playing there such as Carl Cox, MK, Idris Elba and others. There are other events such as the epic Backcountry Party, daily Mountain and Village parties at numerous venues all waiting for you! The vibe and musical mix of Techno, Drum N Bass, to Breakbeat, and 180 degrees to Indie, Britpop and even classic Rock, make the energy of Snowbombing explosive and endless!
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TICKETS FOR SNOWBOMBING FESTIVAL
Tickets are available through Snowbombing’s Official website. Here you can find a price guide to the different kinds of packages offered, from budget-friendly ones, to luxuries all-inclusive. Since the Snowbombing event is being sold as 1 + 1 accommodation and entertainment package, your wristband (pass for the festival) is included in the accommodation price. For more info click here.
HOW TO GET TO SNOWBOMBING FESTIVAL
The Snowbombing crew have given detailed information regarding transportation modes, pick-up services and transfers, as well as additional information through their Blog. For more information regarding getting to Snowbombing Festival click here.
ACCOMMODATION AT SNOWBOMBING FESTIVAL
Snowbombing offers a diverse choice of accommodation, for your stay during the festival. There is something for everybody. From the top of the line luxury accommodations to the pocket-friendly huts. To find out more regarding accommodation at Snowbombing Festival click here.
We hope you have enjoyed our guide to Snowbombing Festival, and to see you there next year.
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