The Hottest Winter Music Festivals You Need To Attend Before You Kick The Bucket
Did we just drop an oxymoron? Heck yeah we did, and these worldwide winter festivals are so hot that you'll forget that you're boogie-ing in sub-zero tempartures.
Check out our hot picks...
1. Snowtunes Festival
Held between the snowy pockets of Thredbo and Perisher, Snowtunes is one of the biggest winter festivals in the Southern Hemisphere. The epic music festy takes place on some of the most picturesque stage setups you'll ever see, with 10,000 people normally in attendance. The festival is scheduled to take place this year (Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September), featuring huge artists like Rudimential and Violent Soho. Get tickets here.
2. Contact Festival
Contact Festival is an epic December weekend party that takes place at a former Olympic site. The festival features some of the best international acts in the world, with last year's lineup consisting of Marshmello and Armin Van Buren. The crazy mosh pits will keep you warm AF, definitely making you want to head there again the following year.
3. Snow Globe Music Fest
South Lake Tahoe, California
This one might be pushing it calling itself 'Snow Globe Festival', but just because it never snows in California doesn't mean that they don't throw an epic winter festial. The weekend long event that takes place every December in Lake Tahoe stretches out onto New Years Eve. Last year the festival had a huge A-list lineup, with Kylie Jenners baby Daddy Travis Scott performing, Khalid, Dillon Francis and Zedd.
4. X GAMES ASPEN
Nothing is more winter than Aspen, Coloardo. Most recently, the X Games have added a whole new music and entertainment portion to their legendary X Games. The event now features a whole music festival, with crazy artists like Martin Garrix playing alongside the Men's Snowboard Big Air Competition. Trust us, this sports + music festival is definitely somthing you'll never forget.
Arguably the most famous winter festival on the earth, if you haven't heard of it, you're living under a rock. This epic festival which takes place in March, features bands travelling all over the world trying to get a slot at playing in the tiny dive bars in Texas. While it may take place only a few days before spring starts in Austin, believe us, this epic festival is the only winter hit you'll need.
6. Zermatt Unplugged
Created in 2007, Zermatt is the first large scale 'acoustic' winter festival in Europe, featuring a list of A-List headliners. This year's festival which took place in April, featured headlines such as Jessie J, Emeli Sande and Norah Jones, giving us some great continential pop vibes.
7. Snowbombing Festival, Austria
Snowbombing is Europe's largest winter snow Festival. Taking place on the high slopesof Austria, the festival features huge sets of electronic and urban music that take place on some of the most creatively produced stages on the slopes of Europe. This years headlines featured Liam Gallagher, Pendulum, Dizzee Rascal & Bicep.
8. Dark Mofo
Dark Mofo is an epic winter festival that takes place on the 8th-24th of June. International musicians and artists travel from all over the world to the wild island state of Tasmania to perform at the historic Odeon Theatre and Federational Concert Hall. Theres an ogoh-ogoh parade and annual nude solstice swim, which we promise is so much fun. This years lineup includes Laurie Anderson, St Vincent and Alice Glass.