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Favorite ThisSnowGlobe Music Festival 2012 Preview

Published: December 6, 2012
By: Alex Silva

Ring in the New Year this winter season with the second annual SnowGlobe Music Festival
from December 29th through the 31st. Located once again in South Lake Tahoe, California, the festival will offer its guests a selection of arts, food, and winter sports in addition to a brilliantly crafted music lineup.

Hosted on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus, people of all ages can purchase 3-day general admission tickets for $155. Children ten and under enter for free. There will be no public parking on site so ticket holders will need to be dropped off or purchase a shuttle pass for $35. A combo pass can be purchased for $180 dollars which includes a 3-day general admission ticket and a shuttle pass. Shuttle pickup and drop-off locations are cited and mapped on the Snowglobe website.

VIP passes are also available for $450 and include a 3-day pass, access to a heated lounge with open bar, an elevated view of the main stage, express entry, Snowglobe apparel, a shuttle pass and complimentary NYE champagne bottle. For those trying to bundle in their hotel, details for two-person travel packages can be found on the website as well.

This year’s organizers have arranged for big name headliners like Deadmau5 and Chromeo, alongside other prominent artists such as Big Gigantic, Flosstradamus and Madeon, to thaw out the cold mountain air for music fans as they come together one last time in 2012 to dance and let loose in the snow. With so many noteworthy acts to choose from, The Untz has prepared a list of suggested electronic acts for you pencil into your Snowglobe schedule.

Cold Blank  [12/30 - 2:45-3:30]
You don’t normally see the name Cold Blank on many U.S. festival lineups, making their exclusivity all the more enticing. Heading their own Burn The Fire label and frequent Beatport chart toppers, their selection of aggressive and grunge filled electronic tracks should forecast one of the heaviest dance sets of the weekend. You might need a new pair of dry clothes to blanket your steamy, sweat soaked body afterwards.

Chromeo [12/31 - 11:15-12:30]
If you’re looking for something lighter to loosen up the vibes, make your way over to main stage for P-Thugg and Dave 1‘s funky electro pop project, Chromeo. The duo has been blowing away crowds with their groovy synths and clean vocals since their debut back in 2004. Don’t forget about their DJ set at the official Snowglobe after party for a double dose of Chromeo on the 31st at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

Nobody Beats The Drum  [12/31 - 8:30-9:45]
After dominating the festival circuit this year at Sasquatch, Camp Bisco, CounterPoint and more, Holland’s most notable electronic group joins the rest of Snowglobe’s eclectic music lineup. Expect a blend of original hits and various underground dance tracks that will help keep those tents warm in the wintery conditions.

Minnesota [12/29 - 7:45-9:00]
Santa Cruz-based producer Christian Bauhofer specializes in bass-heavy glitch hop while redefining what it means to make dubstep music. He concentrates on making high energy dance music to keep your body moving through his diverse use of sampling and melodic beats that are unrivaled by others experimenting with the genre.

Clockwork  [12/29 - 6:15-7:30]
Snowglobe’s only artist from the Dim Mak roster, Clockwork’s progressive big room sound has been recognized by audiences across the globe with sold out shows in both America and Europe. If you missed him this fall on the Wet & Reckless Tour with Dillon Francis, this is your chance to catch one of 2012’s biggest breakout electronic producers. Clockwork will also be performing as his trap music alias RL Grime at the official Snowglobe after party on Saturday the 29th with Minnesota and Baauer.

BoomBox [12/31 - 7:00-8:15]
Comprised of members Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux, BoomBox is one of the handful of livetronica acts on the Snowglobe lineup this year. Their music is a psychedelic fusion of downtempo and multi-instrumental rhythms that reflect some of the greater aesthetics of live electronic performances.

Deadmau5 [12/30 - 8:30-10:00]
Yes, Deadmau5. There is nothing more exciting than a Deadmau5 'Unhooked' set. Simply put, it’s just good ol’ Deadmau5 with nothing more than his DJ gear to keep the dance party going. Regardless of all the positive and negative hype surrounding this guy, it’s safe to say he is the highlight of this year’s Snowglobe. His name has become a commodity over the years giving both new and old fans of EDM something in common, their love for this extremely talented Canadian bastard.

SnowGlobe will also be hosting several official after parties each of the three nights at the MontBleu Showroom and Blu Nightclub Doors. Tickets are available for purchase only to SnowGlobe wristband holders and can be claimed at will-call with a valid ID. On, Saturday night keep the party going with MiMOSA and Paper Diamond at MontBleu Showroom, or join Minnesota, Baauer, and RL Grime at Blu Nightclub Doors. Sunday night you can catch Flosstradamus, Griz, and UZ at Montbleu Showroom, or kick it back at Blu Nightclub Doors with Samples, Black Rock City All-Stars and more. Chromeo will close out Monday night with a DJ set alongside a lineup of special guests still waiting to be revealed. Show prices range from $10- $30, more information can be found on the Snowglobe website.

Tags: ElectroHouseTranceHip HopLivetronicaBreaksDowntempoDubstepTechno