Snowbombing 2011 announces The Prodigy as Headliners.

Now that the summer festival season is behind us, you’d be forgiven for thinking that was it for week long parties until next Spring, but fear not. Plans for Snowbombing 2011, a week long ski, board and music-fest are well underway.

Returning  to  Mayrhofen,  Austria  for  its  11th  year  in  2010, Snowbombing, which attracts some 6000 visitors, is a unique luxury festival experience, combining a winter sports holiday with a week-long music festival. Days are spent riding the mountain, or larking about on the slops in the fresh Spring sun, before an apres ski which could involve everything from a traffic-stopping, fancy dress street party, a late night knees up in an igloo, or relaxing in the spa before catching a live band or world renowned DJ.

Attractions include the now infamous Artic Disco, a party in an igloo which is accessed by Austria’s biggest cable car, which played host to Fat Boy Slim last year. Add to this the street party, which sees a function 1 soundsystem slapped right on to the town’s main street, inviting the entire resort to come a revel in fancy dress, and the back country party, where revellers head out to an old barn surrounded by deep forest, and you have what sounds like an almighty party on your hands.

Previous musical highlights have included Vitalic, Friendly Fires, Beardyman, Calvin Harris, Mylo, Grandmaster Flash, Layo and Bushwacka, Plump DJ;s, Krafty Kuts, Adam Beyer, Freestylers, Fabio and Grooverider and James Zabiela, so it’s fairly safe to say that no matter how many times you plant face first on the slopes, your ears are going to be well looked after. And already confirmed to headline in 2011 are the mighty Prodigy,  the PR is telling us to “expect a high – octane mix of blinding strobes, smoke, adrenaline and pure tribal invigoration – old school stylee, as they treat lucky Snowbombers to a truly gob-smacking once in a lifetime high altitude performance.” Sounds well worth a road trip to me.

What’s more, if you’re seriously into your winter sports, you can expect to see some of the world’s best talent on show. The ‘Highway to Hell’ attracts high-class pro-riders to the custom built Vans snowpark, and ride and seek see’s riders compete for £2000 prize money.  Hot slope action by day, and some of the world’s finest artists by night makes this one of the most unusual and ground-breaking events on the festival circuit.

Snowboming takes place from the 4th– 9th April, and tickets including accommodation and entrance to all the events are available from £279, just add flights and some cool boarding gear, (even if you’re as comfortable on a board as you are on a unicycle it’s good to look the part) and you’re all set for a week of hedonism, bruised bones, and very happy ears.

To mark the launch of next year’s event the team at Snowboming are taking over room one at FabricLive on Friday 8th October. Joining them are Fabric faves Stanton warriors, DJ Craze and Streetlife DJ’s, plenty to give us a taster of what to expect when we hit the slopes.


Stanton Warriors, DJ Craze, Klever, Streetlife DJs, Marc Roberts

ROOM TWO: DJ Hype, DJ Fresh, Randall, Ed Rush, Rockwell, Danny Wheeler
MCs: 2Shy, MC System

ROOM THREE: URBAN NERDS… Mumdance, A1 Bassline, Rattus Rattus & Klose One, Ordio Kid, Drama Hosted by Illaman.

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