Australia’s boutique music festival in the snow, Snowtunes, once again successfully hosted the hottest music festival that cold and snowy Jindabyne has ever seen this past weekend.
The festival completely sold out and hosted the largest number of people in their three-year history.
Expanding from one-night-one-stage to two-nights-two-stages has proven to have paid off for festival organisers, with 5500 patrons braving the cold on night 1 to see the likes of SAFIA, Klingande, Tigerlily, Drapht, Trophy Eyes and Mitch James; and 5,500 returning on night 2 to groove to Gang of Youths, Oski, L D R U, Tkay Maidza, Prime Circle, Nina Las Vegas and DZ Deathrays.
Festival goers were also spoilt with multiple food vendors, bars spread around the festival site and a 7mx10m bag jump to keep the fun going all evening.
Snowtunes this year implemented a digital currency and was a completely cashless festival – a new concept for festivals in Australia. Each wristband that attendees obtained upon entry contained a unique chip that festival goers loaded with funds to purchase merchandise, food and beverages, leading to faster wait times in queues!
“We love shining the spotlight on Jindabyne and being able to draw even more people to this beautiful town each year,” a Snowtunes spokesperson says.
“We’d like to thank the onsite security who ensured safety of patrons was second-to-none, as well as the police monitoring the festival, the first aid staff who tended to festival goers with care, the volunteers and production team, and the patrons for looking after each other and sharing our passion for music.
“Seeing so many people enjoying their time and partying responsibly at Snowtunes is why we do this!”
Snowtunes will return in 2018 with tickets are already on sale.