SnowBall Music Festival announced its full lineup today Jan. 9 at 4:22 p.m. for the March 8-10, 2013 music celebration in Winter Park, Colo. Fans were anxiously awaiting the news all day, checking their Facebook page every two minutes and now the moment has finally arrived. You can view the announcement at this link on the SnowBall Facebook page.
The lineup up to this point has been mostly focused on EDM and hip-hop with a few indie acts thrown in. SnowBall previously announced big names including local favorites Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, STS9 and hip-hop acts Kendrick Lamar, Zion I, they are also bringing back festival alums Portugal.The Man.
Grizmatik, a combination of Gramatik and Griz were added to the list on Christmas day and proved to be just the present "snowballers" were asking for. They have only performed together a few times so far, debuting as a secret act at Electric Forest Festival last summer. Check out their official video Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom.
The three-day festival will feature around 50 acts performing on four stages. In the past, acts have ranged from bass to hip-hop to indie to dance and even acoustic folk, always with a strong focus on electronic dance music. Tickets have already sold out for early bird and holiday specials, you can now purchase general admission tickets for $164 through Frontgate Tickets here.
This year the festival was moved to Grand Park in Winter Park, previous SnowBall festivals were held near Vail in the city of Avon. The unique event combines music and winter sports like no other.
According to The Untz, Chad Donnelly, the festival's founder, said, "From the beginning, SnowBall has always sought to offer a unique experience, and to create something that hasn't been done before. It's incredible how many people who attend SnowBall ski and snowboard each day of the festival, and somehow still have the energy to experience the music festival from beginning to end, followed by the late-night shows until two in the morning. Our fans' energy and attitude is ultimately what shapes the event, which is why I know they are going to love Winter Park and the vibe that the town caters to."
Winter Park Resort and Mary Jane Mountain, located just 67 miles from downtown Denver, offers more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, five terrain parks and a slope side village with restaurants and lodging, according to www.winterparkresort.com. SnowBall is offering festival-goers access to discounted lift tickets and travel packages, more details on that will be announced this month.
"Being on private land and having a partner like Winter Park makes all the difference in the world," said Donnelly. "This new location really enables us the opportunity to take all aspects of the festival to the next level.”
SnowBall will announce the popular late-night after parties in the coming months. These special performances take place in small, intimate clubs around town and will only be available to festival attendees. These packed shows give festival-goers a chance to shed some layers and thaw out indoors when the temperature and beats really start to drop.