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Published: December 14, 2011

By: Gracie Roberts

New Year’s Eve 2012 celebrates what could quite possibly be the last go-round for us Earthlings—in that spirit, it makes sense that we have one helluva party, right? Combining more than forty-five world-class electronic and hip-hop artists with mountains and blizzards, SnowGlobe Music Festival is a unique experience for electronic music lovers everywhere. Taking place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, festival goers will have three days to escape to a mystical world filled with nothing except bass, snow, and an avalanche of fun.

The inaugural (who knows, could be the first and last) SnowGlobe is taking place on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus on the California side of Lake Tahoe. There is no public parking available on site, so it is recommended that attendees purchase passes for shuttles that will be making frequent runs during each day of the festival.

Regular 3-day festival passes are available for purchase for $149.95, as well as single-day passes for each of the festival’s three days, which are selling for $65.00 for December 29 and 30 and $75.00 for December 31. Also, 3-day VIP festival passes are available for $299.95. SnowGlobe is offering two VIP packages, both of which include lodging and VIP tickets to the event. Details on VIP packages and additional festival information is available on SnowGlobe’s website,

To buy tickets, shuttle passes, or packages, visit

Thursday, December 29 shakes SnowGlobe up with doors opening to the festival at 1 p.m. Then, from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m., artists including Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, YACHT, Dillon Francis, Blockhead, and Kraddy will be performing, among others. These sets lead up to the festival’s first headliner, an honor bestowed upon none other than Pretty Lights.

Fans will be pleased to experience the medley of multiple genres of electronic music on the first day of SnowGlobe. Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic bring touches of jazz combined with pulsating dance beats, while artists such as Porter Robinson, Kraddy, and Dillon Francis will account for the day’s quotas of dubstep, breakbeat, and club music.

Dillon Francis - Beautician

Kraddy - Android Porn

Pretty Lights - I Know The Truth

The second day of SnowGlobe is bound to be a strong follow-up to the first. The hours of the festival are the same as the first day, with doors opening at 1 p.m. and performances from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. The infamous Lorin Ashton, better known as Bassnectar, stars as the day’s sole headliner. Doctor P, Datsik, Tipper, Eliot Lipp, Heyoka, and Govinda represent a fraction of the featured artists performing during the day. Bassnectar, Doctor P, and Datsik are the leading names in Friday’s dubstep, and Tipper and Eliot Lipp bring in sounds of glitch hop and funk fusion. If the festival’s first day seemed like a profusion of dance music, then its second will be an equally jam-packed stretch filled with all the electronic genres that we know and love.

Tipper - Covered in Lobsters

Eliot Lipp & Jasia 10 - Genesis

Saturday, December 31 marks the third and last day of SnowGlobe, with doors opening at 3 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m., artists such as Paper Diamond, Emancipator, and Samples will flood the festival’s three stages. Then, when night falls, Thievery Corporation and The Glitch Mob will welcome in the new year as the third day’s headliners, ending their sets at 1 a.m. Both quite suitable for a night such as NYE, Thievery Corporation and The Glitch Mob have quite different sounds to bring to the table. Thievery Corporation largely consists of downtempo music with lyrics in languages from around the globe, but one shouldn’t be surprised to hear rap and reggae also included in their vast catalog. The Glitch Mob, as one could infer, brings glitch hop and mid-tempo bass to every stage performance. With two top-quality headliners and a seasoned list of additional artists, New Year’s Eve at SnowGlobe is sure to lure in EDM fans from across the country.

Emancipator - Nevergreen

The Glitch Mob - We Can Make The World Stop

Tags: LivetronicaDubstepElectroHouseBreaksGlitchHip HopDowntempoDrum and BassElectronica