You may well have read with interest, the Young Academic Festival Guide Preview for the second Snowboxx festival. This unique event will take place in the spring of next year and we are tipping it to be one of the highlights of the 2014 music festival calendar! Well, since that article went to press – the powers that be at this festival’s HQ have only gone and added some more prestigious acts to what was already an enticing line-up!

With acts such as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs added to the bill, this makes one of the most affordable music festivals all the more thrifty and could well represent the perfect spring break away from what could well be an arduous academic year.

Wristbands and a ski pass cost just £209 and flights are priced at just £75, so the overall experience is incredible value for money. The huge success of 2013 has lead organisers to double the capacity and 2014 will see live music and stage takeovers from the likes of Future Disco, Get Satisfied and Dos Clothing. Snowboxx also ensures that holidaymakers experience the best of the local area by running partnerships with local bars, offering discounts at local shops and running day trips to Grandvalira. So, what about these new acts on the all important musical line-up?

TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, MONKI, SNAKEHIPS PLUS MORE CONFIRMED FOR SECOND ANNUAL SNOWBOXX FESTIVAL…

Tier 1 Tickets Now Sold Out With Tier 2 Starting at Just £209.99 Including Lift Pass For Europe’s Most Affordable Winter Festival

Taking over the towns of Arinsal and La Massana in the Vallnord area for an entire week, Snowboxx will be a hub of activity with two main stages and five huge après-ski terrace parties hosted by some of the UK’s biggest club brands, while over 30 events across the resort’s many clubs will invite guests to party the night away and complete the enviable music offering. During the day, festival-goers can also take to the Pyrenees to enjoy over 95km of Arinsal’s famous pistes across three ski areas, whilst activities such as mountain yoga and retro Olympics will keep even non-skiers entertained.

Snowboxx 2013 saw phenomenal success with all tickets selling out in just ten weeks. Acts such as Roses Gabor, The Other Tribe and Pedestrian created the soundtrack to the stunning Pyrenees Mountains whilst snow enthusiasts took to the hills for a week of high-octane fun. Curated by music holiday specialists Mainstage Travel, Snowboxx are committed to providing top quality entertainment at affordable prices.

The second annual event is set to excel the last with double the capacity, more stages and an increased program to rival other winter music events. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs leads the charge in what will undoubtedly be a flamboyant performance full of his dancefloor-ready hits. Joining him on the popular Secret Stage, will be Radio 1’s lady-of-the-moment Monki playing her box-fresh, bass-inspired music that keeps people dancing all night long. Meanwhile London-based production duo Snakehips will be treating festival-goers to a special Live set filled with their take on futuristic soul music.

The Panoramix terrace will be the hub of the après-ski whose hosts will include the mighty Dos Clothing who will be staging a retro ski inspired party with acts including The Golden Boy and Armeria.  London based NuDisco powerhouse Future Disco will be bringing out Belgium’s Compuphonic and forward-thinking south coast club night Get Satisfied will be presenting Hot Creations’ wAFF. With many more acts, stages, terraces and brand partners yet to be confirmed Snowboxx 2014 promises an eclectic mix of world-renowned Live acts and DJ’s contributing to an unforgettable experience.

Arinsal’s bars and clubs will be teaming up with Snowboxx to provide further action including legendary steak restaurant come club, Surf, Ciscos supplying Fajitas by day and house by night, plus bowling alley and cocktail bar Blow. At the bottom of the slopes Snowboxx takes over a new location for 2014, La Massana, another of Andorra’s most beautiful towns. The area is a tax haven and means that everything from food and drink to ski hire is wallet friendly and helps to keep the Snowboxx experience an incredibly affordable one. Trips to local shops have been organised for this year as well as discounts for wristband holders at department stores, local restaurants and a spa! Plus for the first time revellers can kick back with some alpine yoga sessions and take in the breathtaking landscape.

Famed for its deep snow and high altitude, Andorra offers fantastic ski and snowboard conditions for all skills levels. Snow enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with a fantastic selection of ski areas across the slopes of Arinsal and Pal and beginners will be up to scratch in no time with the ski and snowboarding lessons available through the Snowboxx website. Once again, the Snowboxx lift pass will include access to Arcalis, which boasts some of Europe’s finest backcountry skiing opportunities!

As with Mainstage Travel’s summer packages, holiday makers are treated to the best the parties and events the area has to offer as well as a range of accommodation that is tailored to each individual’s requirements. Snowboxx has even more options available for 2014 thanks to the addition of La Massana and offer a range of chalets and apartments along with 2 star to luxury 4 star hotels that round off this unique music holiday package. Transfers, equipment hire and lessons can all be booked on the Snowboxx booking page, making it even easier to book an amazing and affordable experience with the ultimate snow and music festival. Tickets for Snowboxx start from as little as £209.99 including accommodation, lift pass and festival wristband for six nights and are available from the Snowboxx website. Packages including flights have also been added and start at £329.99.

SNOWBOXX TICKETS

Sun 23rd – Sat 29th March

6 nights hotel / lift pass / festival wristband: £209.99

Mon 24th – Sun 30th March
6 nights hotel / lift pass / festival wristband: £209.99

Sun 23rd – Sun 30th March
7 nights hotel / lift pass / festival wristband: £219.99

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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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