I left my heart in the mountains… I feel at a loss for words to describe my experience at Snowbombing Canada. After a whirlwind of chaos preventing us from arriving at beautiful Sun Peaks Ski Resort for the Friday night festivities, I felt tired, defeated, and quite disappointed that we missed out on most of the first night. After checking into our wicked loft hotel room, things started to turn up. By a chance of luck, our balcony looked out onto the Street Party Stage. Our roomies greeted us with ear-to-ear grins, boasting about how wickedly awesome our view was. Which turned out to be a godsend that night after a torrential downpour erupted LITERALLY as soon as GRiZ hit the stage (which they got to enjoy from the comfort of our cozy room with a stocked beer fridge at hand). I went to bed that night, jittery with excitement, ready to see what Snowbombing had in store for us that weekend.
After checking in that morning and grabbing our credentials given to us by some absolutely amazing staff, we headed back to the room to get ready for the day ahead. First stop: Mountain Magic Takeover at the Basecamp Stage. A gorgeous stage, to say the least, nestled right at the bottom of the chairlifts. The vibes at that stage were UNREAL. You felt fully immersed in the mountain lifestyle, with people popping into dance decked fully out in their ski gear, rocking out in awkward ski boots. Smiles were by the million, and everyone was ready to go. Burchill set the mood for the day, getting the crowd pumped up with a few party favourites and a mix of booty shaking house music and straight up funky vibes. Followed by straight boss babe BB Mars. Smalltown DJs took the stage next and brought the party vibes to a whole ‘nother level. Smalltown DJs have to be not only some of the coolest dudes around and absolute electronic top dogs. Their vibes can’t be compared to anything else. I swear to god I did not stop smiling their entire set. Last but most definitely not least, Skiitour closed the stage down by playing one of their legendary sets with their fabulous matching onesies. Thank you, Tim and Dave, for always bringing the good times and staying true to your fans. Check out my live feeds posted on our Facebook group.
Soon the day had blurred into the night, and the festivities were in full swing. Saturday night lineup had us running all around the mountain. Next stop: Street Party. The Funk Hunters started our night off right. Now I’ve been a Funk Hunters fan since my first Shambhala in 2013, but I can most definitely say that I am incredibly impressed by how much these boys have morphed and grown into the top headlining act that they are today. Their music stays relevant through the shifts of electronic music, yet they always stay true to the funk. Cypress Hill took the stage next. What. A. Show. Those guys sure know how to get the crowd going. Rolling through all the classic hip-hop tunes that they do so well, to some sweet scratching from their DJ. The crowd was literally a hot box, with blunts, dabs, joints, being passed all around, typical Cypress Hill fashion. I definitely felt the contact high after that show, but the night was still young and there was no time to stop. I found myself being dragged hand in hand by my Sun PeaksOG homies to The Underground stage. Now when they called it “the Underground,” I did not think that they literally meant underground. Situated in the underground parking lot of one of the major hotels, this immersive stage was dark, gritty, and magical. With low ceilings overhead, lasers bouncing off every surface, and a foggy haze, I found myself mesmerized, especially when Golden Features closed out the night with his captivating mask and deep house goodness.
Waking up Sunday morning I felt elated to continue on our adventure at this wicked festival. My first set of the day (and probably my favourite of the weekend) was Drezo. His music is dark and moving, I found myself fully engulfed in his essence and presence. If you ever get the chance to see him, I highly recommend the experience. Top acts of the Sunday were Illenium, Adventure Club, Sasha, and YOTTO. I was drawn in to a B2B happening at the Cariboo Club which included three absolute boss babes Innezz, AWood, and MYNXY. It is so empowering to see these cool chicks rise to the top in a scene dominated by men. Support your female artists!!!
It has taken me a week to decompress from Snowbombing 2019. A festival unique in its nature, you find yourself not wanting to leave this magical winter wonderland. If you ever have the chance to experience Snowbombing, DO IT. I am still euphoric from the experience and hope to return again next year.
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