3 Music Festivals to See This Winter

Who said the cold winter months is not the best time to party?

Ski and winter adventures are not the only events you ought to experience while at the mountain resort. For sure you’ve started looking for the ski gears and the best ski helmets 2017, but there are music festivals and parties waiting to be discovered. Winter events range from après-fueled laughter to igloo raves. There are many different festivals that are specifically intended for different types of music lovers.

Here are three upcoming winter music fests that you might want to try.

Horizon Festival

Staging its fifth festival this year, the Horizon Festival is set atop the wintry mountains of in the Pyrenees. Originally, this festival was held at Bansko, a sprawling resort in Bulgaria, but it was moved to a similar budget-friendly resort, the Arinsal, Andorra. It kicks off with a pre-party in Barcelona. Venues of the festival include the resort’s forest raves, terrain park and mountain stages. Fans of broadening horizons and obscure techno would surely love this staging.

For this year’s festival, some musicians to look forward to include Motor City and Craig Charles of Funk, Red Dwarf, One Man, and Robot Wars. A week’s festival pass costs £129 and includes entry to over 30 gigs and parties over six days. Horizon officially starts on March 26, 2017.

Polaris Festival

After its successful launch in 2015, Polaris Festival is back for its second staging this December 9 to 11 2016. This celebration of electro and techno is set in the serene Verbier, Switzerland. It’s a four-day music fest of Ibiza-style partying, except that it’s done on snow, with amazing activities and parties. The main stage is set at the Mouton Noir restaurant, while parties and other activities are all held around the resort village. Clubs and bars around the Swiss resort also have their own events. Some of the techno artists headlining the event include Richie Hawtin, Luciano, and Moodyman. Ticket to the main Mouton Noir costs CHF 49 while the other stages are free admission.

Rock the Pistes

If you’re set to visit the ski resorts in the alpine regions, you might want to schedule it around the second or third week of March to experience Rock the Pistes – an annual celebration of music. It will surely cap your winter getaway and a perfect side trip. You won’t need any of the ski gears and accessories that are reviewed at to enjoy the winter alps.

Held in Portes du Soleil in France and Switzerland, Rock the Pistes is set on March 19, 2017. With two countries and 25,000 people, revelers can expect up to 80 concerts per day. This week-long event takes place across the sprawling ski area of Portes du Soleil in the French-Swiss border. Different events are also held in several resorts around the area.

It’s free admission for the concerts on the mountain. You only need a lift pass to see the artists. Aside from five regular gigs on the mountain, there are over 70 après concerts in the surrounding resorts located at the foot of the slopes marking the end of each day. The lineup of musicians is still to be released but we expect a wide variety of music artists.

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