UPDATE, JULY 30, 2018: Sydney's new music and snow sports festival was ambitious. It had plans to bring the world's best snowboarders to Sydney and to construct a 16-storey snow-covered ramp in the middle of The Domain. Unfortunately, it seems plans may have been too ambitious, with the company announcing via Facebook that the inaugural Australian event has been cancelled. While it's not mentioned in the post, the event's local promoter Moore Snow Sports went into liquidation earlier this month, which most likely contributed to the event's demise. Air + Style has assured customers that all tickets will be fully refunded through Moshtix.
Both big air and big bands are on the agenda for Australia's newest festival offering. This August, the global Air + Style Big Air Competition is set to make its southern hemisphere debut, descending on The Domain for three huge days of snow sports, live music, culture and fashion. And it's being headlined by none other than Irish/Scottish alt-rockers Snow Patrol and US artist Flo Rida, each heading to town for their first Aussie shows in over five years.
From August 3–5, the 34-hectare space on the edge of Sydney's CBD will be sporting a very different look than what locals are used to, featuring a 16-storey snow-covered ramp and multiple music stages. More than 60 of the world's best snowboarders and skiers will land here, to compete as part of the 2018 Air + Style Global Tour. Plus, the event has quite the pedigree — three-time Olympic gold medallist and all-round champion snowboarder Shaun White has been the majority shareholder since 2014.
But let's not forget about the equally tempting music component. Previous incarnations of Air + Style in the likes of Beijing, Los Angeles and Austria's Innsbruck have drawn big-name artists such as Flume, Major Lazer, Portugal. The Man and Kendrick Lamar. The Sydney outing promises to follow in their footsteps, with Snow Patrol and Flo Rida just the first of many acts to be announced. Both single day tickets and multi-day passes are available, starting at $150.