Since the beginning, we tried to advise you that Snowbombing is not for the weak hearted. If you aren’t one of ‘those’ people, chance are, you are still recovering from what was the most inherently silly yet best festival of 2018! Some may say it’s the best festival of their life, we’d probably agree with you on that one too!
Of course we have much more than 10 top moments of SB18. We'd say around 100 epic moments in fact, however some are encouragingly inappropriate and others are just too good to share. They do say, what happens in the ‘Hof stays in the ‘Hof… don’t they?
Either way, here are our top 10 moments of Snowbombing 2018!
1. THE SB18 ROAD TRIP ARRIVALS PROCESSION
What a show that was… The roar of the Road Trip procession of cars
shook the Hof’ to it’s mountainous core and made its presence well known. Over 150 cars packed full of ‘Going For Gold’ themed, fancily dressed, party starters rolled in towards Mayhofen’s Snowbombing in a raucous unison. It was magical... pure GOLD!
Once again, we'd like to send a huge thanks to BMW for being such an incredible partner as well as a massive thanks to The Provibers, Bongo’s Bingo and Loud Noises for their incredible energy, music and party starting spirit! We couldn't do it without you guys (and gals!)
2. THE SNOW
Completely obvious to some but one factor which made 2018 one of the best years at Snowbombing yet, was undoubtedly the powder count. The white stuff held out all week, much to the excitement of our skiers and boarders and made everyone’s smile that much bigger, skin more tanned (and arses that much wetter!)
3. BMW’S ON A MOUNTAIN
You will probably never hear that headline again!
If you saw this with your own eyes, you'd probably think it was due to the copious amounts of shots you annihilated the night/morning before… but it wasn’t and you weren’t (to our knowledge) going totally out of your mind! BMW did indeed manage to get their golden G-whips up the Penken mountain for stunts performed by the ever wonderful Billy Morgan - Snowbombing’s very own, olympic medallist fan! Seriously, how many festivals can boast that?!
Watch the full
4. BIG NARSTIE HOSTS A CABLE CAR RAVE
The idea was pure genius if we say so ourselves, but being 8,497 ft above ground was (hilariously) shocking for the big man. Nevertheless, he didn’t disappoint, spitting a few bars in the cable car whilst holding onto the bars for dear life, whilst being surrounded by the prancing fairies, aka The Provibers and an NME film crew. Just imagine all the energy going up the Ahorn at once! No wonder there was a queue block, lined up for exclusive access. He also tore up The Arena too... what a sight that was! Head over to our Gallery to see more from the night and much, much more!
5. LIAM GALLAGHER CAME
That’s right… The Liam Gallagher, also known as Manchunian royalty arrived in the ‘Hof for his very first time, showed up (no, he didn’t pull a Wiley as some cable car confessions whispered) and belted some of our much loved classics. Boy did he give us a show over in the Waldenplatz Forest Stage! Like Big Narstie, Liam gave the snowy peaks a chance but preferred being able to stand his ground… obviously!
6. WE SAW DIZZEE
The UK’s national treasure and SB favourite made it to the ‘Hof for his returning year! Raskit tore down the Racket Club (no easy feat! btw) and had us all jumping off the ground to 'Fix Up, Look Sharp'
7. PENDULUM CONQUERED
Well duh! Everyone knew that was going to happen.
Can we do that all over again?
8. BICEP LIVE
Would it really be Snowbombing without Bicep Live? Original SB heroes and firm favourites set The Racket Club on fire! For all BL fans, this was a dream come true
for them (and us!)
9. CRAIG DAVID OVERHEARD...
Our cable car confessions this year were sick, as in wild and crazy! A highlight would be
overhearing that Craig David was spitting one of his most memorable tunes ‘Walking Away’ over a Dr Dre beat. It doesn’t sound right, or does it? Either way, it was and he's the genius so lets leave it there...
10. HANS THE BUTCHER
Of course, we left the very best til last! Hans The Butcher is major highlight of ever single Snowbombing since we moved to the 'Hof! Not only do we face the daily conundrum of deciding whether to get a Bratwurst, Schnitzel or Pork Roll (how do people possibly decide? Actually scrap that, its a nuggets thang - PLS and THANK YOU!), but this SB landmark is notorious for hosting insane pop up raves, eavesdropping on the best quotes for our Cable Car Confessions and casually spotting some of our incredible acts. Don't believe us? Watch this clip of The Disciples dining at Hans The Butcher, captured by NME.