Festicket talk about their top 5 Winter Festivals of 2012…

The Winter is sadly upon us – but for some the festival season is not over. We chat to Zack Sabhan – co-founder of Festicket about his top festival tips for this winter! Packages will be available online at www.festicket.com

Winter festivals 2012

After hosting The Big Snow Festival‘s first 2 editions, Andorra was no longer big enough for this snow sports and music mash-up. These days the skis, boards and tunes are over in Sauze d’Oulx, Italy, where in 2012 the likes of Basement Jaxx and Judge Jules provided the soundtrack to the slopes. Alpine sports festivals can be a little pricey compared to a summer festival, but the experience is unforgettable.

A packed-out day of chilled and more upbeat tunes, FLY-BerMuDa is the culmination of the Berlin Music Days events. This November festival brings a unique new understanding to ‘International Arrivals’, as DJs from across the world fill the historic old Tempelhof Airport with the finest digital sounds. It’s a really fun setting, and a great party vibe.

Clubs, bars, an open-air wagon and even an underground train: Waves Vienna floods Austria’s capital city with enough sights and sounds to make 4 days feel way too short. The festival’s Music Conference is an unmissable chance to find out about, and be a part of the debate surrounding the European music industry. And the festival itself is a great combination of creative venues and top quality music, ranging from the gritty rock of British Sea Power to the sweet electro of Zola Jesus, and a whole lot in between.

Time Warp Holland is a techno lover’s heaven. Well-known and up-coming DJs share the stages, but the atmosphere is always so good that the identity of the person in the booth doesn’t even necessarily matter. If anyone has experienced a better way to forget about the harsh cold of winter, at December’s biggest party, then please let me know!

I reckon Iceland Airwaves is the perfect winter festival. It is pretty much the best showcase in Europe for new, up-coming talent, from the wider world as well as from Iceland itself. Early-bird tickets go for as little as €85, and the 2012 programme even features an extra show from the mesmeric Sigur Ros. If you’re gonna go to a festival outside the summer season, then why not do it in style in the icy tundra surroundings of Iceland?