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Looking for ideas on where to head for the best music and party scene this winter? Check out any of the following and you’ll be in your element:
1) Snowbombing in Mayrhofen
Probably the most famous snow festival of them all, the organizers bill Snowbombing as “a festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs & white-hot parties” and boy, do they deliver. It’s a non-stop weekend of global music talent, incredible boarding contests and high-octane thrills around the clock. Acts are yet to be announced for this year, but 2013’s event saw the likes of Kasabian, Example and Carl Cox take to the stage among dozens of others. Mark the dates on your calendar now – April 7th to 12th 2014.
2) Basscamp festival in Morzine
Quite simply the best electronic music festival anywhere in the Alps, Basscamp is set to return in spectacular style for the 2014 ski season. Music Sessions have already been lined up with TBA live performances scheduled for January 15th, March 5th and March 26th. For days on end, the resort of Morzine becomes a throbbing party zone where ski and snowboard competitions are held while some of the best DJs in the world provide the kind of nightlife you just won’t find anywhere else in Europe. Morzine is only 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Geneva Airport where you can get cheap Geneva shared bus transfers.
3) Rock the Pistes
Now in its fourth year, Rock the Pistes a relative newcomer to the scene has already gained a huge following. Set to take over the whole of the Portes de Soleil region once again between March 26th and 30th 2014, it’s billed as a rock and pop music festival like no other in Europe where the only thing you need to catch the action is your ski pass! Acts are yet to be confirmed, but in 2013 included the likes of Superbus and Christophe Mae among others.
5) The Brits in Tignes
The original and arguably the best week-long winter festival in the Alps, the Brits in Tignes returns from March 29th to April 5th with a vengeance. Music acts are yet to be confirmed for next year but is guaranteed to be stellar, with the festival having previously welcomed DJ Yoda, Pendulum and Chase & Status to name just a few. The boarding contests are once again expected to be some of the most spectacular in the world and never fail to bring to light one or two future superstars.
5) Winter Sessions Weekender
And bringing up the rear for no specific reason, the Winter Sessions Weekender in Chamonix returns on March 30th and 31st and brings with it some amazing gigs, competitions and parties across one of the world’s most visually stunning locations. Music is about as eclectic as it gets, but centers around hard dance with previous acts having included Zero 7, Mr. Thing and Trojan Sound System.
6) Zermatt Unplugged
Famed for some of the most inspiring unplugged music performances in history, Zermatt Unplugged has since 2007 been graced with world-class acts like Suzanne Vega, Chris de Burgh, Alanis Morissette, Billy Idol, Lionel Richie, Jason Mraz, Stephan Eicher, OneRepublic and Mando Diao to name just a few. Once again set to inspire and astonish from April 8th to 12th 2014, this is a truly unique blend of the laid-back and the seriously high-energy that’s not to be missed.
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