Monday 29th May 2017,

Young Academic Festival Special: ‘Snowbombing – Driven by Volvo’ – The World’s Greatest Snowsports Festival!

Young Academic’s commitment to all the best musical events around the globe continues with news of Snowbombing – Driven by Volvo. Music to the ears for all students out there familiar with the snowboarding scene…

This year’s Snowbombing looks set to be the best ever, with a flawless line up including Fatboy Slim, Pendulum and John Digweed. The event is between April 4th and April 9th in Mayrhofen, Austria and represents some of the finest snowboarding opportunities available worldwide.

It may be ruddy Baltic outside, but here at ‘Snowbombing – Driven by Volvo’ HQ things are hotting up as we unleash yet another wave of sizzling live acts and DJs to warm your musical chestnuts on!

Opening its doors for the very first time in 2011 will be a brand spanking new underground live venue that will bring the freshest up-and-coming talent to the mountains!

Already confirmed to play the new venue is rising star, the amazing Jamie Woon. Fusing dubstep beats and house grooves with his rich bluesy vocals to delightful effect, his latest single ‘Night Air’, which was produced by Burial has marked him out as a definite one to watch. We are very excited to welcome him to the bombing bill!

Joining him will be the amazing Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs aka Orlando Higginbottom. Donning his trademark dinosaur outfit and bringing his unique sound to the Snowbombing table, get ready to gobble him down in huge chunks as he treats you lucky Snowbombers to an awe-inspiring performance like no other! Warm your chilly bits on that!

They will be joined by mysterious lo-fi London duo Summer Camp, rising pop starlet Sunday Girl and the amazing Talking Pictures. Phew!

And that’s not all folks! Tumbling down the mountain picking up increasing speed is a snowball of brand new DJs who have also been added to the ‘Snowbombing Driven by Volvo’ 2011 bill. Huzzah!

Brace yourself, as sending a rumble through the mountains is a man who needs no introduction, progressive house legend himself Mr John Digweed! Also confirmed is the mind blowing Henrik Schwarz who has been smashing the festival circuit this summer with his unmissable dance-your-heart-out sets. His remix of ‘Omar Ft. Stevie Wonder I’m feeling you’ was a 2010 Summer anthem and we are pleased as punch to have him join our DJ bill!

Joining him will be Innervisions heavyweight Dixon. A super star DJ par excellence with bags of experience, Dixon is no stranger to getting a party started. Expect a super tight expertly put together set that wont fail to keep you dancing throughout. Vundabar!

Also smashing his way onto the Bombing bill will be none other than man of the UK bass scene SBTRKT. 2010 has seen him shoot to fame with remixes of the likes of Tinie Tempah and Gorrilaz amongst others. Donning a mask and bringing his own unique sound to the snowy mountains, don’t miss an amazing set from SBTRTK as he lives up to the hype and takes Snowbombing by storm.

Also confirmed is funked up inter-dimensional rising star Space Dimension Controller. Shouting in all the right places and gaining praise from the likes of Kyle Hall amongst others, this boy is going from strength to strength and we are very excited to have him onboard.

More live acts, DJs and bonkers bonuses are STILL to be pulled out of the bag in the coming weeks, so watch this space as ‘Snowbombing – Driven by Volvo’ 2011 looks set to blow your socks off!

All artists will be playing once-in-a-lifetime shows in the most awesome venues this side of Neptune; in huge igloos and alpine forests… on snowy plateaus and in medieval barns surrounded by the UK’s finest ambassadors of nonsense and madness. With mountains for a perimeter fence and over 150 miles of powdery pistes to play on between bands!

As one of the largest and most highly regarded resorts in the world, Mayrhofen gets completely taken over for a week long party of hedonistic adventure and extreme sport. The resort also boasts some of Europe’s most lavish spas so you can also relax and enjoy the amazing spring sunshine and snowy mountains of one of Europe’s most snow-sure, late season resorts. The nearby Tux glacier (Austria’s highest lifted point) is only a short (free) bus ride away, and although open all-year round, is at it’s best in spring.

Snowbombing – Driven by Volvo’ is an entertainment and accommodation package, where you can choose from a variety of accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget; from 5 star luxury Spa hotels, to pocket friendly pensions. You can add a variety of extras to build a package to suit you including a variety of lift passes, bespoke parties, including the infamous Arctic Disco, ski lessons, airport transfers and not forgetting our new girls only hotel

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS / 1 RESORT / 2 SKI AREAS / 3 MOUNTAIN STAGES / 1 IGLOO VILLAGE / 1 FANCY DRESS STREET PARTY (AUSTRIA’S LARGEST) /1 FOREST STAGE / 7 VENUES / 1 SILENT DISCO (6 LOUD ONES) / 25 BARS / 50+ SPAS & HEATED SWIMMING POOLS / 1 AWARD-WINNING BOARD PARK / TONS OF SNOW / BAGS OF FUN / COUNTLESS CAPERS / 1000’S OF SMILES / INCALCUABLE LAUGHS…1OPPORTUNITY…GRAB IT!

Prices start from £279 for accommodation and all the entertainment. So don’t be shy, secure your place at the World’s greatest and wackiest show on snow.

What a line up!

PRODIGY, FATBOY SLIM, PENDULUM LIVE, MAGNETIC MAN, EXAMPLE, PROFESSOR GREEN, SUBFOCUS LIVE, BEARDYMAN, DAN LE SAC V SCROOBIUS PIP, MS DYNAMITE, TEMPA T, THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND, JAMIE WOON, THE CUBAN BROTHERS, DUB PISTOLS, THE MILK, TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, THE CORRESPONDENTS, SUMMER CAMP, SUNDAY GIRL, TALKING PICTURES

JOHN DIGWEED, CHASE & STATUS, SKREAM & BENGA, ANDY C, FAKE BLOOD, JAMES ZABIELA, CARL CRAIG, AEROPLANE, CLAUDE VON STROKE, SHY FX, RODIGAN, SCRATCH PERVERTS,  HENRIK SCHWARZ, DIXON, MISTAJAM, JOKER, TODDLA T, NERO, PLASTICIAN
STANTON WARRIORS, KRAFTY KUTS, PAUL WOOLFORD, EWAN PEARSON, DOORLY, SBTRKT , SOS, THE GLIMMERS, GREG WILSON, KRIS MENACE, SASSE, A-SKILLZ, RAMADANMAN, FERGIE PHIL KIERAN, JAMIE JONES, SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER,  BARRY ASHWORTH, DJ YASMIN, THOMAS GANDEY, BONES, GUY WILLIAMS, THE LOOSE CANNONS, RUSS CUBAN, DAVE BEER, MARC ROBERTS, RATTUS RATTUS & KLOSE ONE (URBAN NERDS), STREETLIFE DJS, TOM BUDDEN, PEOPLE GET REAL, ADO, JON KAHUNA, SOMBRERO SOUNDSYSTEM, MATTY J PROPHECY, CASHMERE MISFIT, FUZZBOX INC, OSKY, WIL (THE RANSOM NOTE), URBAN KNIGHTS, CHRIS HALLIDAY, TERRY COSTELLO, FOX MACLEOD, SCOTT BLEEPZ, ELLIOT CROFT, BUNNY, FIRAS (FILTHY FEW), LOFTY, WHOLE SICK, SKUMKID & MOI (KOOL KIDS KLUB), FACT DJS, THE RARE ONE
GQ, WREC, YOUNGMAN, SEROCEE, NOMAD

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Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications. Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learnt his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky. He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs. Fresh from the editorship of Student Times he now takes the reins at Young Academic - the premier student news portal. Connect with me on Google+

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