Snowbombing Festival, the self acclaimed “World’s Greatest Show on Snow” is getting a #Merky Takeover curated and headlined by Big Mike himself; Stormzy. The South London grime star is one of the hottest artists in British music at the moment and he will make history when he becomes the first British Rapper to headline Glastonbury this June. Accompanying Stormzy to the Austrian Alps are an incredible array of young British talent, including Fredo, Kurupt FM and the ‘Original Nuttah’ Shy FX.
— Snowbombing (@Snowbombing) February 7, 2019
Snowbombing Festival released a statement saying “You thought the lineup couldn’t get any fresher! Well, you were in fact incorrect! We have some straight up rad news on the #MERKY takeover! Stormzy, the party starter himself, has curated the finest #Merky takeover line-up the ‘hof has ever heard! He has taken our 20th Birthday party to new heights, for two nights of candy for thy ears! The talent he is bringing to the yard for this year’s #MERKY takeover will feature an unstoppable party playlist of heavy-hitters lead by the world’s favourite pirate radio crew Kurupt FM, popping bottles across the clubs. They’ll be joined by high-octane star turns from chart-smashing ‘Funky Friday’ prince Fredo and Birmingham’s unstoppable Jaykae, with Shy FX dropping what’s sure to be a scorching hot set of club movers. With spinning hits and party favourites coming from Rachael Anson, Tiffany Calver and DJ Tiiny, D-Block Europe and Mostack, that is one hell of a lineup, across two of our most epic venues! Be prepared to party till dawn with some of the UK’s finest!”
Stormzy is joining an already incredible lineup in alps including big beat legends The Prodigy and dance music pioneer Fatboy Slim. Prior to the headliners are a ridiculous range of supporting artists including High Contrast, Skream, Jaguar Skills and My Nu Leng.
These artists will play across a range of beautiful stages, including The Forest Stage (where the headliners will perform) The Racket Club and the Arctic Disco, where the biggest DJs will be playing late night shows, and a range of smaller stages across the mountains. When the party gets too much the festival has dedicated Snow Park Terrace, a permanent pool party and of course the Austrian Alps to ski and board down.
Looking forward to returning to Snowbombing this year for a 20th birthday special DJ set
This line up is a corker so get tickets while you still can! pic.twitter.com/vHZqJ4aVJZ
— Barry Ashworth (@dubpistols) February 6, 2019
This year marks Snowbombing Festival’s 20th birthday, and with a party line up the world would be envious of. In 2018 The Times described the festival as “The Glasto Of The Alps” and it seems Snowbombing wants to live up to that claim in 2019.
Tickets are still on sale, with 5 day packages starting at £270. The festival has curated a playlist on the best performers over the last 20 years to get you excited and it’s not a bad birthday mix-tape.