It’s the final countdown…just a few days to go before Snowbombing Festival takes over the snow-covered peaks of Mayrhofen for ‘The Greatest Show On Snow!’. With acts including Seth Troxler, Kasabian, Disclosure, Eats Everything, Skream and Carl Cox it’s set to be the best edition to date. Here’s a look at what’s in store…
The Arctic Disco
Where else but Snowbombing could you arrive in Austria’s biggest cable car, before dancing in a club made completely of snow, drinking cocktails in glasses made from crystal clear ice? Not every club offers you the chance to wash away your day’s activities in a steaming hot tub, prior to cuddling up beneath blankets in an Ice Cinema, or dance around a bonfire, beneath the stars… 6000 feet up in the mountains, surrounded by razor sharp ridges and an epic panorama, the Barclaycard Arctic Disco is a venue like no other. This years Arctic Disco includes an intimate open air show from Kasabian plus DJ sets from Jabes Zabiela, Eats Everything, Justin Martin, Ame, Norman Jay and more!
The Forest Party
After convincing the polar bears to vacate their magical alpine retreat for an extra night, there will be not one but TWO FOREST PARTIES this year!! The iconic venue will play host to Kasabian and a very special guest on the first night, followed by an extra night with Example, Disclosure and MistaJam! As always, it’s time to dress up…the appropriate attire for the first forest party will be in CIRCUS theme, and will see the infamous Racket Club transformed into the most mental circus seen in the snow. If you?re stuck for ideas think ringmasters, clowns, midgets, lions, tigers, bears, strong men and bearded ladies.
The Backcountry Party, one of Snowbombing’s best loved rave institutions takes place in a lumberjack’s mountain retreat in “the forgotten valley” of Floitental. Party revellers are taken by coach through the centre of a mountain (in a 2 km long tunnel) to a 300 year old Tristenbachalm: a converted traditional wooden farmstead, complete with sound system, split level bars and of course… decks! This year’s Backcountry Parties will see regular Mayrhofen mischief makers Skream and Artwork present Snow White’s Disco Whore House on Monday! Then it’s back to the old school on Wednesday with Back to Basics head honcho Dave Beer and Heavenly Social’s Jon Carter. Outside on the terrace, traditional musicians play and fires will keep you warm under the stars, as plucky souls Challenge the Lumberjack in a series of tree-trunk lifting and log-carrying tests of strength, spirit and sobriety.
A festival is only as good as its setting and Snowbombing is blessed with stunning alpine peaks, panoramic snow covered plateaus, fragrant pine forests, 625 KMs of pistes, Austria’s steepest piste, a 3286m glacier AND an award-winning terrain park. Pure powdery perfection topped off with cutting edge performances from world class acts…that’s Snowbombing 2013!