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SNOWBOMBING #17: The World’s No.1 festival on Snow Was Epic & It’s Back!

Snowbombing – the world’s No.1 festival on snow -WAS EPIC! the line-up was jam packed with the best of the best including Run The Jewels, Courteeners, Novelist, Groove Armada, DJ Koze, Eli & Fur and many more. Taking place from 3-8 April 2017 in ‘the party capital of the Alps’, Mayrhofen, Austria, Snowbombing featured everything from igloo raves, forest parties, luxurious spas, paragliding, snow-yoga, rooftop hot tubs and 650km of unadulterated piste at one of the finest ski resorts in Europe.

Gorgon City
Photo credit: Richard Johnson
© Richard Johnson / Fanatic 2017

Snowbombing welcomed two of the biggest personalities in hip-hop as Run The Jewels who brought an explosive live performance to the mountains! Veteran rappers Killer Mike and El-P topped nearly every ‘best albums of 2014’ lists with ‘Run the Jewels 2’ and with hit-after-hit in their back catalogue and a new album about to drop the duo delivered a show-stopping performance.


Courteeners also made their Snowbombing debut! With a string of successful albums and countless indie-rock anthems to their name, The Mancunian three-piece, fronted by charismatic frontman Liam Fray have earned their title of Britain’s “biggest underground band”. South London MC and producer Novelist has been making serious waves on the grime scene with his politically-charged rapid-fire vocals and futuristic beats. Get ready for some heavy basslines as he steps on stage at SB17.

Chase & Status
Photo credit: Danny North
© Danny North / Fanatic 2017

Mr Motivator (the king of Motivation and fitness) meets Distracts Danni King better known as Wandering White Rabbit at Snowbombing, Austria Festival.

Snowbombing also welcomed Superstylin duo Groove Armada! Andy Cato and Tom Findlay have made their mark as one of the planet’s best-loved and biggest selling dance acts, with eight studio albums, countless hits and a slew of sold out headline performances. DJ Koze also stared. The onetime hip-hop DJ and Pampa Records label head remained one of the world’s most unique and in-demand DJs, with an innate skill for firing up dancefloors with his off-center selections.

With all this plus BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ MistaJam, Patrick Topping, Bondax, dexterous turntablist DJ Yoda, Huxley, Doorly, Eli & Fur,Mike Skinner, Theo Kottis, Lele Sacchi, Gotsome and many more acts including Chase & Status, Giggs, Blossoms, Slaves, De La Soul, Elrow presents: The Bronx Street Party, Dixon, Shy FX, MK, Grandmaster Flash, Eats Everything, Dusky, KiNK, Cassy, David Rodigan, Heartless Crew and Monki, easily SB17’s biggest year to date.

But it’s not just the world-class music line-up that’s earned Snowbombing the title of the world’s No.1 music festival on snow… With igloo raves 6000ft above sea level, mountain top stages, enchanted forest parties, 650 km of unadulterated piste, an award-winning Snow Park, the infamous pool party, chairlift speed dating, paragliding, the Snolympics, Cable Car-aoke, Snow Limos,and much more, Snowbombing has redefined winter sports holidays and shown what the ultimate alpine music festival looks and sounds like.

The fun started early this year on Sunday 2nd April as Europe’s largest festival road trip rolled into town and the parties sprung into action with appearances from acts including Novelist, Mistajam, Mike Skinner, Doorly, Waze & Odyssey, Huxley and Theo Kottis.

Eddie The Eagle, threw in a pool party, a celebrity butcher named ‘Hans’, whack a luxury jacuzzi on every other rooftop, stand back and survey the majesty. If it’s good enough for Mr. Motivator, it’s good enough for you. As Fatboy Slim one eloquently put it: “there’s no shared experience in the world as mental as this”

“Snowbombing is always killer” – Groove Armada

“Snowbombing is always a coming together of like-minded party animals, from all over Europe” – Andy C




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