Published: March 13, 2014
By: Ellie Salrin
Some of us are ready for that warm weather, but others of us are more than down for one last stand amongst the chill, snow, and slopes. April 4-6, the 4th annual Snowball throwdown will take over its new home at Sports Authority Park in Denver, CO.
It is an absurdly star-studded lineup featuring Pretty Lights, Knife Party, GRiZ, MiMoSA, heRobust, The Floozies, SunSquabi, Kill The Noise, and Jimkata, in addition to hip-hop acts Busta Rhymes, Afroman and Brother Ali, and psychedelic pop group Yeasayer. Throw a PLM Party featuring Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, Paul Basic, SuperVision, Eliot Lipp, and more from Pretty Lights Music label on top of that, and Boom! You’ve got yourself a reason to be in Denver this April.
Not to mention there will be plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes with ski passes for nearby Winter Park. Fresh powder and even fresher music. All set in the unique mountain lifestyle of charming Denver - what can beat that?
Tickets & Lodging
Single day tickets are available if you can’t make the full weekend. Friday, Saturday, or Sunday General Admission passes are currently $60 each (will be $70), with VIP passes at $115 (will be $135). Three-day General Admission passes are currently $150 (will be $175), with 3-day VIP passes at $350 (will be $400). VIP tickets (both single- and 3-day) include VIP-only entry, bar, lounge, and restrooms, as well as an elevated viewing platform over main stage. All ticket info can be found here.
If you want to ski or snowboard, you can get your Winter Park Resort ski passes from Snowball Tickets page when you get your passes. The Double Dip ski pass is $169 and includes unlimited skiing in the month of April between Winter Park and Steamboat. The Triple Play ski pass is $109 and includes three days of skiing and riding at Winter Park and the #1 bumps at Mary Jane .
The final step is lodging. You’ll need to secure hotel accommodations and there are several properties participating in Snowball lodging packages. They enable you to get everything you will need for the fest all at once, and contains a trip calculator to help you estimate costs.
This unique festival will host an array of beauty ranging from the seen, to the heard, to the tasted. Delight your senses with delicious food options from Front Range’s best restaurants and food trucks and top it off with a nice craft beer. Check out the extreme athletes getting down on the Big Air ski and snowboard jump. Marvel at the ice sculptures being chiseled by artists on the festival grounds, then warm up in the Heat Lounge filled with interactive displays, cozy seating, and live painters.
After the festival ends at 11 each night, fans can spill out into the streets of Denver to enjoy event’s ever-expanding late night scene, with after-hours shows to be hosted at many of the city’s popular music venues. These bad boys are selling out quick, so get on it! There are still tickets available for artists like Datsik, Robotic Pirate Monkey, Luminox, Crizzly, Aeroplane, and more.
Enjoy Snowball’s over 65 national and international artists across four stages. Finish your weekend up strong. With the PLM Party going from 8:00-9:40 followed by GRiZ - the last set of the festival - from 9:45-11:00, it’s pretty apparent the Snowball organizers know what’s up. They are excited for the biggest and best Snowball yet and with Denver as the backdrop, there’s no telling what shenanigans may ensue.
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