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 in Queenstown in winter 2019, Snowboxx will hit the surrounding 700 hectares of mountainous terrain, including Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, with a series of outdoor stages to recreate the European edition. The event is now in the sixth 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.
Launched by promoters Aden Levin and Rob Tominey, Snowboxx Queenstown promises "the hottest international electronic music artists who will perform alongside talent from across the Trans-Tasman."
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 Queenstown is yet to be confirmed.