By Maddison Cervantes
Amid the snow-dusted trees and mountainous landscape of South Lake Tahoe, California, the SnowGlobe Music Festival will once again be allowing attendees to spend three days immersed in world-class electronic dance music.
The fourth annual festival will be held Dec. 29 through Dec. 31. SnowGlobe is not simply returning to the area, it is coming back with a bang.
Flume will be one of the headliners at the festival. Named one of Fuse TV’s 30 “Must-See Acts,” his popular “Holdin On” and “Hyperparadise” may appear on his setlist. No matter which songs he chooses, they are sure to keep the audience warm even after the sun goes down.
While it is an electronic based festival, attendees will be able to experience some hip-hop based flair with rap duo Atmosphere. Releasing music since 1989, the duo will bring both original spins and newer singles such as “Bob Seger” and “Bitter” to the mountains. But if rap isn’t your thing, English electronic duo Disclosure will be presenting a DJ set for the Tahoe crowd, featuring their most recent album, “Settle,” as well as their signatures “Latch” and “White Noise.”
Over the years, electronic dance music fans have swarmed the stages of SnowGlobe, bringing a new spin to ringing in the New Year. In 2011, spending New Year’s Eve at a massive music festival seemed much more fitting for a New York City venue. Combining Lake Tahoe’s mountainous scenery and world-class artists, SnowGlobe has become one of the most talked about and attended electronic music festivals on the West Coast. Last year’s festival drew 13,000 attendees according to a review by Lake Tahoe News.
Students from the University of Nevada, Reno have been filling up hotels near the venue with nine or more to a room, making SnowGlobe a priority destination. The festival has partnered with Hotels for Hope, an organization that handles all aspects of booking hotels for large events while also donating $2 from each night’s stay to children-centered charities such as Special Olympics and LIVESTRONG.
Hotels are offered within close proximity to the venue and offer a variety of accommodations. Transportation services have been provided to take guests from the hotels to the venue, making the journey as little an obstacle as possible. Shuttle passes are on sale now on the SnowGlobe Music Festival website.
If you are from the Bay Area, transportation is also being offered through SnowGlobe’s partnership with RYDE, a luxury motor coach shuttle company. RYDE will transport attendees to South Lake Tahoe for prices beginning at $34. Shuttles will leave on Sunday, Dec. 28 and Monday, Dec. 29, returning to the Bay Area on Thursday, Jan. 1.
All the way from Southern California, people will be making the journey to spend an eccentric New Year under the stars and fluorescent lights of SnowGlobe. Along with the captivating scenery and entertainment, the festivities will continue after the concerts are over.
What is a party without an after party? After the performances each night, guests with a purchased ticket will have the opportunity to revive their experiences while celebrating with select artists such as Bro Safari, Emancipator, Aeroplane and LEX at the MontBleu Resort, the M.S. Dixie II and Tep’s Villa Roma. Tickets are also on sale now on the website starting at $25.
According to the website, three-day tickets for SnowGlobe have sold out, but other options such as StubHub and Tickets Now are available for last minute decisions. Single-day tickets are still available on the SnowGlobe website starting at $99.
Since 2011, SnowGlobe has made its mark among the numerous music festivals on the West Coast, always managing to stand out from the crowd. SnowGlobe Music Festival has a uniqueness about it, and has the capacity to reach out to many different tastes in genres. With its exclusive selection this year, SnowGlobe 2014 is sure to be anything but a disappointment.
Maddison Cervantes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @madcervantes.