Giggs, De La Soul and Grandmaster Flash join the bill for Snowbombing 2017

Ok, so you've snowboarded down one of Europe's steepest slopes. After chucking your ski boots off, you grab a well-deserved beer and head to a luxury rooftop jacuzzi that looks out onto the snow.

Then it's time to choose where to spend an apres-ski session - do you go for an Igloo rave, a world famous pool party or a rave in an enchanted forest?

This is Snowbombing 2017. Sounds pretty ideal, right?

enchanted forest

The winter festival we all want to go to is held in Maryhofen, Austria, one of the finest ski resorts in Europe which boasts 400 miles (650 km) of unadulterated piste. And this year could be the best yet, as it sees Giggs, De La Soul, Heartless Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Redlight and DJ Zinc join the bill.

It's on from April 3-8 and Chase & Status, MK, Gorgon City, Hot Since 82, Cassy, Eats Everything, Dusky and Monki have previously been confirmed to be performing.

The music is surely enough to make you want to choose here as your snow destination, but if not there's so much else going down at Snowbombing - you can also check out luxurious spas dotted around the festival, and try out crazy things like snow-yoga for when you need more post-snow chilling.

And, if you want to get out of your comfort zone even more than throwing yourself down a ski run, there will even be chairlift speed dating this year. Yep, because why wouldn't being dressed head to toe in ski gear make for the perfect date?

From selling mixtapes on the streets of Peckham to becoming one of the most vital voices in the industry with standout tracks like Talkin' da Hardest and Lock Doh, it was time South London rapper Giggs made his Snowbombing debut.

Other big names on the bill for the first time include Stockport five-piece Blossoms, who started the year on BBC Sound Of 2016 new music list and have rocketed up the charts.


Trio De La Soul has cemented itself as one of hip hop's most innovative and influential groups and will definitely be getting the party started with their irresistible hooks.

If that's not convinced you to grab a ticket, making a return to the mountains are D&B veteran Shy FX, along with Bristol-raised, London-based producer Redlight, DJ Zinc and UK garage heroes Heartless Crew, as well as Snowbombing favourites Ben Pearce. Add in Bulgarian hardware maestro KiNK and German producer Butch too. Basically, it's huge.

mountain disco

Oh, and Eddie the Eagle will legit be living it up at the festival. The winter Olympics hero will be giving ski lessons, and quite frankly, we can't think of anything better. Except from Cable Car-aoke, maybe...

FYI, you can get booking now for just £130 deposit + booking fee. In total, the whole festival, including hotel and wristband, starts from £249.

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