Snowtunes 2018 line-up: Violent Soho, Rudimental hitting the ski slopes

Snowtunes 2018 line-up: Violent Soho, Rudimental hitting the ski slopes

by Al Newstead May 18th 2018

Grab your beanie and get ready to hit the slopes for a chill festival getaway.

Now entering its fourth year, Snowtunes is returning to the Snowy Mountains in NSW and has just dropped a stone-cold massive bill.

Let’s start at the peak of this line-up mountain – Violent Soho will risk causing an avalanche with their headlining set. They’ll be joined by UK drum and bass ballers Rudimental, delivering a DJ set with live collaborators. They recently produced ‘My Way’ for Thandi Phoenix, who’s also on the bill – so that seems like a no-brainer stage match-up for sure.

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Snowtunes Festival Is Back With Its 2018 Dates

Written by Sam Murphy on May 1, 2018

New South Wales snow festival Snowtunes has announced its dates for 2018, so you can start planning your alpine adventure. The festival, which is dubbed the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, will return to Jindabyne from 31st August to 1st September for two days of frosty weather and cool music.

Last year, it managed to pull together an impressive lineup — Gang Of Youths, Safia, DZ Deathrays, Nina Las Vegas and more played over two days, helping the festival to deliver a massive third year.

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A Weekender’s Guide To the Snowy Mountains During Snowtunes

Prudence McKendry on August 16, 2017

The Snowy Mountains has long attracted snow bunnies from across the state, nation and even oceans to play. Though these days the area is buzzing with much more than skiing fresh powder to entertain you. Whether you’ve never so much as seen snow before, or are a seasoned pro, there’s plenty to taste, see and do when you’re not flying down the slopes.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Festivalling In The Snow

Written by Michael Carr on July 6, 2017

Just like in Game Of Thrones, winter is no longer coming, it’s here, and you know what that means: Time to get down to the snowfields for some slopeside fun and apres-ski festivities. Oh and a bit of rad live music, thrown in for good measure.

With much to offer than just winter sports, the snowfields are a great place for some frozen frivolity. With a budding party scene and marquee events like the upcoming Snowtunes Festival in Jindabyne, heading down to the snow is much more than just family fun.

However, alpine partying comes with its own pros and pitfalls, so in the interest of public health and safety we’ve put together this here Beginner’s Guide to Partying In The Snow.

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Meet Chromatic, the expert behind some of the most mind-blowing festival stages in the world.

Written by Poppy Reid on Jun 06, 2017.

“Blood, sweat, no sleep. Nothing has changed.”

Matt Chromatic is referring to the very first stage he designed in the late ’90s; before his world-renowned Defqon festival stages made the definitive ‘best stage designs of all time’ list; and before his job sent him to countries like Russia, Chile, Las Vegas and China to oversee the staging and special effects involved in his designs.

“Imagination is the key,” he tells TIO ahead of Snowtunes 2017, where his concept will be the centrepiece of the only festival in the country to combine snow and music. Chromatic is the mastermind behind all of Snowtunes’ custom stages as he marks his third anniversary working on the festival this September.

Ironically, while Chromatic is responsible for some of the most technically-advanced configurations and choreographed spectacles in the world, he lives “off the grid”.

“[I live] out in the bush, with no television. I pay very little attention to the world outside of my realm,” he says.

For more insight into the enigma that is Chromatic, read the Q&A below where he touches on his inspiration and his direct access to his Akashic file, his magnum opus, and the country he believes rules them all in terms on construction.

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