Our guide to Snowtunes, the boutique Aussie music festival and ski trip in one.
Written by Brandon John on May 22, 2017.
It wasn’t that long ago that the Australian winter was a complete dead-zone for music festivals, with not many punters being all that keen to brave the cold, rain and mud unless they were heading to Splendour in the Grass.
A few years ago, though, a group of festival heads had the idea to take one of the fun parts of winter – namely, belting down a snowy hill on your skis – and merge it with the best parts of the emerging boutique festival scene. In 2015, Snowtunes was born, and it’s only gotten bigger.
Now in its third incarnation, the festival and its lineup has grown each year, and 2017 has seen the festival expand to a two-night event with two stages as well. With Gang of Youths, Drapht, SAFIA, Tkay Maidza, Skegss and plenty more taking to the stages at night, and the slopes beckoning during the day, there’s something here for just about everyone.
We’re always pretty excited to see live music promoters take a new idea and run with it, so if you’re thinking about heading along to Snowtunes this year, here’s everything you need to know.