More acts for Snowbombing 2014
Snowbombing, Europe’s best-established snow, sun and music festival and voted Best Overseas Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2013, has announced even more acts for 2014.Picture: Matt Biddulph
Snowbombing regulars The Cuban Brothers along with DJ Yoda and Jaguar Skills have all been confirmed for a 100-strong bill which already featured live sets from The Prodigy, Four Tet and Chase & Status, with star DJ sets from The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox and Rudimental.
Over a week from 7-12 April 2014 the fifteenth Snowbombing will again take over the Ziller Valley resort of Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tyrol for daytime gigs near the piste and apres-ski mayhem in Mayrhofen at night. Around 5000 revellers are expected to join a week of fun, fancy dress (themes tba) and extreme sports on sparkling snow-sure slopes including Austria’s steepest piste. During the festival Mayrhofen hosts 43 restaurants, 18 bars and 14 venues and views of the 3286m Hintertuxer glacier.
Amazingly, there are still a few festival tickets available, with prices, which include accommodation and entertainment, varying with the standard of accommodation. For those who’ve already booked, Snowbombing has also announced a new optional ice-venue, Superdry Arctic Disco. Tickets for nights with headliners including Carl Cox and DJ Yoda are on sale from Thursday 16 January at £44 each.
Rock the Pistes goes British for 2014
Meanwhile, the fourth Rock the Pistes in the Alps has got bigger and better, while the music on offer’s acquired a noticeable British accent.Pic: A_marga
Between 26 to 30 March 2014, a different ski slope each day in the Portes du Soleil ski area on the French/Swiss border will host an early-afternoon international stage presenting a headliner plus warm-up DJ. Headliners include Klaxons at Avoriaz, Babyshambles at Châtel and Mad Professor with guest Lee Scratch Perry and Horace Andy at Champery-Les Crosets.
After an afternoon’s skiing it’s back to town for more live music including emerging talent from early evening and apres-ski clubbing. Tickets are available and a €201 five-day festival pass (about £170) or €47.50 (£40) day pass includes your skiing but you’ll need to find accommodation separately.