SB20’s Must-See Moments

By jove, SB20 is just 76 days away! With the very last packages selling quicker than you can say ‘Borussia Munchen Gladbach’, we’re starting to dream of the mountains like never before. Ahead of the 21st instalment of the world’s greatest show on snow, here at SBHQ we thought we’d round up a handful of the moments we reckon will make this year’s Snowbombing the very best yet. From street party headliners to mountain pop-ups via a Garage brunch or two, read on and stat getting pumped for the ultimate alpine music festival. Mystical, magical… Without equal! See you above the clouds, Snowbombers…

 

1. The Streets headlining the Street Party / Planet Snowbombing fancy dress in general

Original Planet Material, you’re listening to the Streets right down your aerial! It’s a true Snowbombing institution and undoubtedly one of the highlights of the week, as thousands of fancy-dress clad ‘bombers descend on the centre of Mayrhofen to revel in the spring sun, creating Austria’s biggest outdoor fancy dress carnival, and in 2020 we’re delighted to introduce The Planet Snowbombing Street Party! Launching off on Tuesday 14th April, Planet Snowbombing will witness the (friendly) invasion of thousands of astronauts, aliens, galactic space cowboys, Star Wars characters, Mr.Spock, The Jetsons and everything in between. Think green paint, tinfoil, homemade helmets, ray guns and the rest – this is set to be an intergalactic rave that’s (literally) out of this world – headlined by The Streets alongside Kurupt FM, The Cuban Brothers and SB Dub Pistols. Chuck all this into the middle of an Austrian ski resort and you have a party that’ll be talked about across the universe and beyond for lightyears to come. Take us to your leader, Snowbombers!

 

2. UKG Mountaintop Brunch – news coming soon!

Is it, is it wicked? We’re splashing on the Armani and digging out our Moschino shirts in anticipation of the debut arrival of UKG Brunch – the awesome club brand that has taken some of our favourite things and chucked them into one bashy blend – bottomless cocktails, awesome food, mountain views, table dancing and of course, UK Garage!!! We’ll be back very soon with ticket details and artist news, but make sure you pack your Gucci loafers for the mountains, Snowbombers!

3. Propaganda’s indie explosion

Snowbombing has always hosted its fair share of Indie Rock, and we’re bringing it back in abundance in 2020 as we welcome Indie royalty in the form of promoters Propaganda, back to the mountain to host The Arena. Get on your dancing shoes and get ready to look seriously good on the dancefloor in ou late-night dance den, with some serious indie talent packed in each night. Expect We Are Scientists, the legendary Ash, The Futureheads, Pigeon Detectives and everyone’s favourite SB rockers Dub Pistols. Chuck in DJ sets from The Libertines, Daft as Punk, Propaganda main guy DJ Dan and loads more, and you’ve got the biggest, muckiest indie disco from here to San Francisco…

4. Foals, Liam Gallagher & Loyle Carner in the forest

Imagine an enchanted setting in a forest clearing amongst the alpine forest of Austria with a pounding, first-class soundsystem and you’ve got the Forest Stage, our magical setting in which our headline acts will take to the stage. This year we’ve got a phenomenal line-up in the form of Liam Gallagher (making his second appearance amongst the pines, no less), stadium rockers Foals, soulful Hip Hop superstar Loyle Carner, Ibiza house demi-god Claptone. Sonny Fodera and countless more, with a three day Forest bonanza set to be one of the undisputed highlights of SB20. If you go down to the woods today – make sure you reach for the lasers!

5. Our brand new mountain venue!

In 2020 we’re keen on ensuring every Snowbomber gets up the mountain and fully experiences the joy found once you scale the peaks. From skiing and boarding, braving black runs, hitting up Rompa’s Reggae Shack, experiencing the Arctic Disco or just larking about and breathing it all in, we’re keen for everyone to experience the brilliance of being at 1800ft and counting. So in this vein. we’re über excited to reveal first news on a BRAND new venue for SB20. Think daytime raving with world-class DJs under the spring sun, whilst you take in Mayrhofen’s 360° panorama. Après to the Lord! More big news to come VERY soon…

6. Mr Motivator’s Warm Down

Ladies & Gentlemen, please welcome a man who can battle Hans the Butcher for the sheer editions of Snowbombing he’s managed to survive – one who braves the skimpiest lycra in the snow in the name of helping skiers and boarders unwind after a long day getting bashed about on the piste. It’s the one and only Mr Motivator, and he’s back once again to say ‘HUUUH’ at the world’s greatest show on snow and get Snowbombers fit and stretched for a nights partying. See you at the front…

7. Arctic Disco

Taking place in a real igloo at 6,000 feet, our Arctic Disco hosts (quite literally) some of the coolest parties on the planet. Expect sub-zero sub base, intimate sets from international DJs and 300-odd ravers doing their best to make the walls melt.

Full line-ups and ticket info on the 2020 Arctic Disco will be arriving in February. Don’t sleep on securing your spot!

8. Alpine Yoga

We know the nights can be late at Snowbombing, but getting up early(ish), whacking on your ski gear and catching the lift up to the top of the Penken Lift to take part in our Alpine Yoga is something every Snowbomber must try! Run by the esteemed specialists Fat Buddha Yoga, get prepared to get limber and loose whilst you gaze out across a stunning mountain back-drop, before grabbing a breakfast smoothie after. Is there a better way to start the day?!

Specific location and timings will be released closer to the festival.

9. Exciting SB debuts across the board!

We’ve always been a festival to break new ground, and we’re delighted to be welcoming a busload of artists set to make their ‘bombing debut in 2020. Foals are hitting the hof for the very first time, alongside Ibiza club royalty in Claptone, whilst further down the bill come debuts for DJ Seinfeld, Sherelle and many more. A special mention also has to go to the much-anticipated arrival of Elder Island – make sure you mark them down on your must-see list!

10. The return of the Fun Haus!

It’s apres-ski with an oompah twist – and it’s safe to say the Fun Haus doesn’t take itself too seriously. Hosted by pop legend Pat Sharp and fuelled by various happy hours, the star-lit Bavarian Bier Garden features boozy bingo, mass karaoke, dancing competitions, wiener-eating contests, cover bands and much more. Leave your dignity at the door and get ready to get wild with Bongo’s Bingo, a heap of awesome covers bands such as Blurb and Noasis, special guest pop-ups and much more besides…