Ring in the New Year at Lake Tahoe’s Annual Snowglobe Music Festival
Electronic music fans went into their yearly frenzy as California’s premier winter festival announced its 2017 lineup. Snowglobe Music Festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe on the campus of Lake Tahoe Community College from Dec. 29-31. Snowy vibes made warm by thousands of dancing music fans, plus its closing bell on New Year’s Eve, have made Snowglobe one of the most unique festivals in the country.
This year’s lineup, like its predecessors, is filled with top electronic and hip-hop acts. Porter Robinson nabbed a headlining spot as he continues to ride the wave from his acclaimed collaboration track “Shelter” with fellow DJ Madeon. The young French DJ will also perform, marking the first time the two have shared a bill since their joint tour ended in August. Prior to this performance you can catch Robinson on the road in Vegas, Miami and Dallas performing solo hits from his 2014 breakout album “Worlds.” Dillon Francis, EDM’s own comedian and dancehall aficionado, will headline as well after having just dropped the G-Eazy featured tune “Say Less.” In the wake of a few other singles, Francis appears to be planning a full-length follow-up to 2015’s “This Mixtape is Fire.” Zedd will also perform ahead of his third LP. This yet-to-be-announced album already has a few singles on the books featuring Alessia Cara and Liam Payne. Last but not least, Travis Scott will represent rap on the main stage. It’s hard to find a music festival nowadays without the twenty-five-year-old trap phenom. After wrapping up his supporting role on Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN. Tour,” Scott tweeted that his new album “Astroworld” will be his next venture.
Snowglobe has also recruited R&B up-and-comer Khalid, chillwave producer Tycho, legendary rapper E-40 and Aussie DJ Alison Wonderland amongst other acts such as Jai Wolf, San Holo, Tokimonsta, Manila Killa, Snakehips, Gryffin, Lane 8, Troyboi, Petit Biscuit, The Floozies, They., Justin Martin and Shiba San.
Accommodation comes in the form of the many somewhat nearby hotels residing lakeside. Snowglobe’s website provides a great resource for searching for hotels via Hotels for Hope which donates portions of your booking to non-profits aiding children’s causes worldwide. Hotel prices in South Lake Tahoe range from the low $200’s to $400’s per night adding a lofty cost to your trip, sure, but most hotels come with saunas, hot tubs and modern cabin style rooms as an added holiday treat. While accommodation isn’t exactly festival adjacent, organizers have arranged shuttles to transport fans back and forth from the main gates to the cluster of hotels on the lake. Uber and Lyft will also be available.
For those worried about the cold, Snowglobe’s VIP treatment is worth looking into. This includes a three-day shuttle pass and a heated, enclosed lounge with a private bar plus daily tastings from Snowglobe’s curated food vendors. You’ll also have the added benefit of elevated stage viewing platforms for two stages included the main stage.