There are so many things to love about Colorado: the mountains, the music, the sunshine, (just to name a few). Put all three of those things together and what do you get? Snowball Music Festival! With only a few short days until Snowball 2013 we prepare for what is sure to be an outstanding three days of music amongst the beauty of the rocky mountains!
This year marks the 3rd Annual Snowball Music Festival. With its first kick off in 2011, Snowball Music Festival was held in Vail Valley Colorado and brought in huge headliners (Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, Lotus) and a slew of other amazing talent that made the festival a success. Creating a massive following, Snowball returned in 2012 with another face melting lineup (Rusko, Major Lazer, Bassnectar, Mimosa) that left the crowds begging for more.
Back by popular demand is Snowball Music Festival 2013! This years Snowball will be held March 8-10th in a new location, Winter Park, Co. Although the lay of the land may be different, the Snowball experience will be just as accommodating as previous years. The grounds will include three stages: the Main Stage, The Groove Tent, and The Ballroom. Friday and Saturday music will go until 2am and Sunday until 1am. On site there will be a heat lounge and bar, silent disco, artist vendors & merch, big air ramp and food trucks. And to keep your travels safe, there will be a shuttle service going in and out of the festival grounds.
But lets talk about what really important… this year’s lineup! With so much amazing talent on the bill, Snowball 2013 is looking like it will be the best yet! A few headliners include: Pretty Lights, STS9, Big Gigantic, Kendrick Lamer, Porter Robinson, Grizmatik, Flying Lotus and SO MUCH MORE! To keep you kids on your toes and get you even more excited for the weekend ahead, we took some time to catch up with some of the artists on this year’s lineup, K Theory and Robotic Pirate Monkey, to see what they’ve got in store for us!
K Theory, based out of San Francisco, consists of two musical maestros constructing melodic electronic productions with shattering bass lines, and a broken beat technique that has stamped their original sound. K Theory has been highly acclaimed through Beatport, Hype Machine, ThisSongIsSick, and Earmilk. It is impossible to ignore this duo as their momentum heaves them into the music community spotlight. K Theory has been spending endless time in the studio preparing for the busy months ahead. “We will be playing 23 shows before June”. Making their way to Snowball for the first time this year, K Theory plans to roll through in style, “We have a Nintendo 3DS with Zelda in it, a giant bag of gummy bears and 16 bottles of Martinellis.” Dylan of K Theory explains what is in the essential K Theory camping pack. “Oh and an inhaler of Albuterol and Benedryl”. Not only will they be enjoying their RV lifestyle but also soaking up the culture surrounding the festival scene “you see the unique crowds you who draw different angles” says Dylan, “Snowball brings in all kinds of people like indie, rocks bands and rappers. It’s a multi-genre festival” With such a unique musical collaboration we are sure to be wowed by what they have in store, “We may be bringing a special guest with us. I cant say who it is”. So whats next for K THEORY? “We are taking over the world.” Be sure you catch K Theory at Snowball this Sunday in the Groove Tent from 1:15pm – 2:15pm.
Listen to Curated Music – Snowball 2013 Q&A with K Theory:
Another artist not to be missed at this years Snowball is home-turf producers Robotic Pirate Monkey. The group consists of Andrew Hathaway, Matt Berryhill, and Matt Flesher. Their unique fusion of ruthless electronic beats and manipulating samples has given this trio a highly reputable name. Their music has placed RPM in a spotlight among some of the greats in the Colorado music scene, and we are sure to be surprised by what they have in store for us this weekend, “We have committed a new way of making music”, Matt explains, “We are really excited to come out with new stuff, but we are anxious because it is more complex, so more can go wrong when we play it.” Spending most of their days in the studios, RPM is ready to come out this Snowball and bring the heat, “We have totally redesigned the new set, and our new EP will also be released for download on Saturday, so it’s a big weekend for us.” How does RPM plan on staying warm for the weekend? “Lots of beer”. So what’s next for RPM? “First national tour”, producing a hip-hop mixtape, and creating a bunch of RPM products and apparel. Make sure you check out Robotic Pirate Monkey this Friday in the Groove Tent from 3:15- 4:15pm.
Listen to Curated Music – Snowball 2013 Q&A with Robotic Pirate Monkey:
So get excited, round up your warm gear, and prepare for an epic weekend of Colorado Raging! See ya there Snowballers!
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By: Adria Such