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SNOWBOMBING – Best Snow Festival on the Planet! hotfestivals

SNOWBOMBING – Best Snow Festival on the Planet! hotfestivals

SNOWBOMBING ! Best Snow Festival On The Planet

Best Snow Festival On The Planet

SNOWBOMBING !

Now what say we about Snowbombing? Only the best snow festival on the planet thats what!

I was pretty excited to finally head out to Snowbombing.. i remember wishing to go every year back in my high school days FFS Snowbombing is an institution!

But there was just one catch, Season 3 has swooped up on me like a housecat and i could only catch the first two days! I mean what a tease eh? Well that sure as hell wasn’t going to stop me – Flight booked and i poached skylark along with me for the ride of our lives to hit the slopes and see one of the best festivals in the world in action.

There’s a little history you should know about snowbombing, that we found out on the downlow whilst we were making friends with one of the locals who drove us when we hopscotched it back to our adorable Mountain Spirit retreat where we made shamen style basecamp / city chic. (Yeah duality is the state of play here guys so get used to it :) ).

This year was a special year for Snowbombing, the most inaugural affair you can get for a festival kicking it up globally for 17 years. Because last year it was SO big! they launched Snowbombing Canada to take place just following Snowbombing in Austria! In festival terms this is the birth of new festival families and some well planned future fun on the forever mile… and why is it so good? Because not only is it a banging festival with world class acts and a refreshingly mixed genre lineup .. everyone that comes here has hearts of gold with good vibes.

Snowbombing i’s over 4thousand feet up in alps for 5 days – and what makes it just perfect is that its 3 weeks before snow season ends so you can party and ski with no sleeves and welcome festival season in! Goodbye winter hello funtime AND snowboard and ski (or try to). It’s the ultimate combination.. you get to festival up your own mountain action movie, have impromptu music break outs on the ski cable with new festival friends / loose them in a blizzard trying to make Dusky despite you being the one tell them about it and meet em at the elrow rave later that day so that they can tell you that they missed it too. In my perspective snowbombing has gone back to a boutique festival i.e its not ram jam with 6k people and its small enough to make a famo which is awesome if you come out here on your own. but if you want to taste it i’d suggest you’d hurry as it won’t last long. I met people from all across the uk and ireland and not your usual festival crowd either.. its a new breed of festival lover, the festival holidayers are in town and its big smiles all around.

How can you beat kicking off your festival than by accidentally (read sailor jerrys for breakfast) not heading to the slopes because you wanted to sunbathe just drinking in the view and hit solardo’s pool party, walk in to the road trip arriving which marks the official ding ding ding opening of the festival with the psychedelic circus then run to catch your first cable car to go to an Igloo rave!

DING DING DING the psychedelic circus kicks off the festival

Photo cred: skylark Snowbombing Starts!

Photo cred: skylark Snowbombing Starts!

The maddest thing about this igloo rave is it went friggin LONDON style! last minute mike skinner and Preditor got flown in to take over the set and blow this thing alive. Preditah though! Frick! wait a minute,,,, !! BOOOOOOOOOOMMMED it. did you see this vid? i gotta chase him down again in london town.. Preditah I’ll be seeing you!

Do you know how hilarious it is to dance full wack out at altitude ? BAHA you can only go full tilt for a few minutes and then you bent over catching the breathe from your skin in! its the ultimate work out.. extreme dancing is a #hotfestivals find! – defo pack your onsie for this one.. and in the day do you know who flies in every year to lead some mountainside motivation? Mr Motivator himself! get the lyrics out fam!

Run the Jewels

Run The Jewels blew the place down photo cred: skylark

Run The Jewels blew the place down photo cred: skylark

Elrow

Elrow Takes over Snowbombing! photo cred: skylark

Elrow Takes over Snowbombing! photo cred: skylark

grab a little taste of elrow and make sure you see them in Barcelona or London This summer – they are hot! Richey Ahmed & Eats Everything brought the rave!

 

Dj Zinc

Dj Zinc. Photo Cred: Skylark

Dj Zinc. Photo Cred: Skylark

Hot Since 82 was rammed! everyone squeezed in for the most off the hook set of the night – We missed Dusky because of a snow blizzard and watched Artwork Mash up the place hard! Artwork was dropping it crazy town and you could tell he was in the party zone the lucky ones of us that made it were all in with him. Best Groove definitely went to Citizen – he made me glad to be out dancing, he’s got some special grooves, looking forward to seeing him again on the festival rounds.

Citizen got the grooves. photo cred: Skylark

Citizen got the grooves. photo cred: Skylark

we didn’t even get to explore the forest rave, the jungle shack, the pop up butchers, the cable car speed-dating or Mr Motivator in the mornings! Roll on Snowbombing 2018 – we can’t wait!

Did i mention chair lift speed dating , Artwork & Skream , Alpine House of Yoga , Dusky , The Courteneers , MK , heartless crew , eats everything , Run the Jewels , Shy FX & Stamina MC , Hot Since82 , Giggs , David Rodigan , preditah , Mike Skinner and the pool parties !

check out our awesome Pinterest snowbombing diary for all the photos

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