Snowside Festival 2009, Nassfeld, Austria

Preview by Paul Mitchell | 29 Dec 2008
  • Japanese Popstars

If your New Year's resolutions include the vow to enjoy yourself a little more, then let us make a suggestion. Like winter sports? Great! Nassfeld, Austria, in the heart of the Alps, is one of the most picturesque areas in the region, with ski-friendly mountainscapes, beautiful lakes and interesting snow pursuits available from hiking and tubing to sledging and even snow biking, as well as excellent nursery slopes for beginners and first timers. Don't care too much for winter activities? Well, you're also in luck. Snowside Festival makes its debut in the stunning surrounds featuring an amalgamation of two of the most innovative clubbing communities in the UK, those of The Secret Garden Party and XFM DJ Eddy Temple Morris’s, The Remix. At Snowside, The Remix will be presenting over sixty of the most talented DJs and live artists from the UK and around Europe in keeping with its now famous mission statement: ‘Where Dance Rocks’... and everything in between! Those expected to perform include Rennie Pilgrem, DJ Fresh, TC, CTRL Z, Kris Menace, South Central, Qemists, the Japanese Popstars, Brookes Brothers, Matrix and Futurebound, and Silent Witness. The Secret Garden party was voted best small festival of 2008 at the recent UK Festival awards and will be producing eccentric and colourful mountainside parties each night just over the border in Italy! And just in case that wasn't enought to have you sold: the late night frivolities will all take place in an old WWI military border crossing lookout post, complete with DJ in turret!


Tickets cost between €289 and €329 with an extra €110 for full ski pass.