Taking place from 3-8 April 2017 in ‘the party capital of the Alps’, the festival’s 18th edition will feature acts including Run The Jewels, Chase & Status and many, many more.
But it’s not just the music that keeps Snowbombers returning to this mountain paradise each year… With igloo raves 6000 ft above sea level, mountain top stages, enchanted forest parties, 650 km of unadulterated piste, an award-winning Snow Park and much more, Snowbombing has redefined winter sports holidays and shown what the ultimate alpine music festival looks and sounds like. Here’s 12 reasons Snowbombing is the ultimate music festival on snow.
1. Journey to the Alps with a travelling freak-show on the Snowbombing Road Trip!
Roll up, roll up! Hans Von Hofen’s Freakadelic Circus invites bearded ladies, mind-bending contortionists, devious ringmasters and all manner of circus freaks to join Europe’s largest festival car rally across Europe. Arrive in Mayrhofen to a heroes welcome!
2. Rave in an igloo at the Smirnoff Arctic Disco
Ever danced inside an igloo with the stars as your canvas and the world’s greatest DJs as your soundtrack? Choose from acts including Gorgon City, Disciples, Redlight, DJ Yoda and Super Hans at the Arctic Disco and get those snow boots thumping!
3. ‘Strike a pose’ with mountain-top Voga
Unwind and stretch out with a unique, music-led fusion of yoga and voguing (the kind Madonna brought us) with House of Voga. Be prepared to bend, flex and throw some shapes to a fun and energising 80s beat with stunning views across the Alps.
4. Experience the magic of Elrow at The Bronx Street Party
Expect the spectacular at the annual Snowbombing Street Party as party purveyors Elrow weave their costume magic and Mayrhofen is transported to the iconic, cultural melting pot of New York’s ‘El Bronx’, home to Mafioso, Hip hop, Break Dance and Graffiti. Bring your fancy dress A-game!
5. Relax and unwind in luxurious spas and rooftop hot tubs!
Snowbombing’s home town Mayrhofen excels in wellness as much as in winter sports. Unwind in bubbling rooftop hot tubs with panoramic mountain views, relax in luxurious spas, take a Thalasso, hog a Hammam or melt into a massage before the big night ahead… come midnight and you’ll be positively glowing beneath that glitterball!
6. Party in the world’s most unique party venues
From an enchanted forest and a mountain-top sky-high igloo to traditional Tyrolean barns, Austria’s biggest fancy dress street party and even pop up raves inside a real butcher’s shop (!), witness acts including Run The Jewels, Chase & Status, Giggs, Blossoms, Novelist, Slaves, Dixon, Groove Armada, Eats Everything, Gorgon City, Stefflon Don, Grandmaster Flash and many, many more perform in undeniably epic venues.
7. Go back to the 90s!
Everyone’s favourite long-haired 90s TV host, Pat Sharp, brings his FunHaus to Snowbombing 2017! Take a trip down memory lane as the Haus bands Noasis, Daft as Punk and Antarctic Monkeys play the classics in the star-lit Bavarian bier garden, limber up with 90s fitness guru Mr. Motivator, or join Peep Show’s Super Hans, Eddie The Eagle and much more!
8. Enjoy a rider’s paradise
Snowbombing boasts 650M of unadulterated piste, Europe’s steepest slope (you know how to ski down a 78° incline, right?), the infamous Hinterlux Glacier, the boarders’ playpen and Penken Park boasting superb panoramic views of the Zillertal valley. Powder paradise.
9. Show off your moves at The Dance Off
Let loose and throw some serious shapes at The Dance Off! Step into the boxing ring but leave your gloves behind and prepare to do battle with your best moves instead. Anything and everything goes in the battle to be crowned the best dancer at Snowbombing 2017.
10. Join The Leder-Hoedown!
Don your finest lederhosen for Snowbombing’s traditional Austrian party with a twist’! ‘The Leder-Hoedown’ will take over the main high street with pop up stages, food from local hero Hans The Butcher and music supplied by traditional oompah band Zell Brass and Snowbombing resident DJs.
11. Dive head-first into the Snowbombing Pool Party
Snowbombing’s annual wet and wild soiree is back… Held in a gorgeous indoor heated pool complete with waterfalls, rapids, hot tubs and an array of inflatables, this year’s SB Pool Party features Solardo Sessions, Doorly, Jamie Roy and more!
12. Find love in the mountains!
Forget online dating, the mountain top is the ultimate matchmaking platform! Let the Snowbombing cupids set you up on the most romantic, high octane speed date of your life for a spot of chairlift speed dating.
For a taste of the action, watch this video.