Tahoe's Snow Globe festival gets competition from Tyrol mountains
For those of you who read our Snowglobe Festival guide to South Lake Tahoe’s icy New Years event you would have remembered us raving over it as “an experience that’s miles away from any event Down Under”.
While we don’t back down from those claims Snowbombing is another snow filled event that might just outdo Snowglobe in the stakes for white winter music festivals.
While South Lake Tahoe is picturesque few festivals can beat the setting that is the Austrian mountainside town of Mayrhofen. The snow-laden mountains and tall trees don’t just make for a gorgeous backdrop to the world’s finest electronic music, but it also allows for a holiday as well as a music experience.
And that’s what Snowbombing sells their festival as. They want you to ski and snowboard throughout the day with great music soundtracking the slopes and at night they want you to party hard with more great music soundtracking whatever escapades you may undertake.
Bringing together both DJs and bands the festival generally caters for electronic music fans as past acts demonstrate.
The likes of Fatboy Slim, Madness, Pendulum, Example, Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Foals, Katy B and Disclosure have all playewd here in years gone by.
Of course the festival hasn’t always had the level of notoriety that attracts coverage from the likes of the BBC, MTV and Eurosport.
First held at the beginning of this century in the French village of Risoul, the festival moved to Switzerland and back to France again before settling on its current location in 2005.
Since then however Snowbombing has become a world-class music event. By combining music, sport and snow punters aren’t just hitting up a festival, they’re heading out on one hell of a winter getaway.