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European Winter Festival Snowboxx Is Coming to New Zealand

One week of international acts, slope-side parties and off-mountain experiences.
By Stephen Heard
January 21, 2020
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European Winter Festival Snowboxx Is Coming to New Zealand

One week of international acts, slope-side parties and off-mountain experiences.
By Stephen Heard
January 21, 2020
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Typically held in the heart of the French Alps, Snowboxx is a multi-discipline winter festival that shines a spotlight on electronic music and snowsports. Today it has been announced that the event will slide Down Under to host one week of international acts, slope-side parties and more off-mountain experiences in New Zealand's adventure capital.

Landing at Cardrona in September 2020 — it was previously expected to arrive in Queenstown in 2019 — Snowboxx will hit the alpine resort and surrounding 900 hectares of mountainous terrain, with a series of outdoor stages to recreate the European edition. The event is now in its seventh year at the French alpine resort of Avoriaz, with past sell-out parties including the likes of Fat Boy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Stormzy, Grandmaster Flash, 2ManyDJs and Mike Skinner.

With support from the promotors of local music festival Rhythm and Alps, Snowboxx Queenstown promises, "a truly unforgettable experience at an affordable price."

As well as letting loose in snowy mosh pits and hitting renowned ski fields — from beginner slopes to night skiing — attendees will be invited to enjoy on and off-mountain activities like bottomless brunches, igloo parties, comedy nights, snowball fights and aprés ski experiences throughout the week.

A date for Snowboxx New Zealand is yet to be confirmed, though it is expected that festival wristbands will start at $440 per person.

To register and find out more, visit snowboxx.nz

Published on January 21, 2020 by Stephen Heard

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