Snowglobe Music Festival is fast approaching and although three day passes are sold out, single day tickets, last chance three day passes, shuttle passes and VIP passes are still available. While Kaskade and Dillon Francis may be big draws for the under 30 crowd, I can’t wait for Ghostland Observatory to give me the beat.
Here’s some insider’s tips to having your best fest!
- Didn’t buy a shuttle pass? DO NOT DRIVE to the festival as there is NO PARKING on site. There is NO PARKING in the adjacent neighborhood. Good news for you: shuttle passes are still available! Want to travel in style? An All-Access Transportation Pass will provide you and up to 13 friends on-call, door to door transportation between your house/hotel, the festival and bars/after parties all weekend long. If you actually split it between the maximum amount of folks, it’s a veritable bargain with added convenience. If you aren’t into either of those options, Tahoe is proud to have UBER in town finally (and LYFT will be here soon). Please note, there are not a ton of drivers so services may be spotty. Drivers from CA may pick you up in CA and drop you off in either state, but they cannot pick up in NV. Drivers from NV can pick you up in NV and drop you off in either state, but cannot pick you up in CA. If you are at Stateline and having a hard time getting a driver, simply walk across to the opposite state to see if it offers you an available car. Taxis are always available at casino reception areas.
- Dress warm: snowsuits optional. When the sun goes down each day around 5 PM, it’s going to feel like it’s 20 degrees. Expect your weather the next three days to be clear and cold. Keep your core warm with polypropylene base layers under tights and skirts and if you’re feeling really flush, buy those super cheap disposable hand and toe warmers at the grocery store. You’ll be the only person there with warm toes and you won’t regret it.
- Drink water. You’re from sea level? Drink three times as much water as you think you need. Those of us who live at altitude love to watch those of you from sea level get drunk on one beer. It happens.
- Don’t forget to explore. In the past few years, Snowglobe has added some amazing things to it’s line-up, one of which is talented artists. Take a few minutes in between acts to explore the artwork, local vendors and great food. Worried about your phone? Hit up the mobile charging lockers which keep it safe while it charges. You can pre-pay for one for the weekend via this link.
Lauren’s Picks: Day 1
Festivals are my favorite way to discover new music, so be sure to catch a few of these lesser known acts on Day 1 of the festival.
- Lex: Main Stage, 5:45-6:45 PM. This dynamic four piece hails from Los Angeles and was discovered by Daft Punk engineer Peter Franco. They released their self-titled EP on May 5, featuring alluring phantasmical synths and a live electronic performance merging art, fashion, design & technology. For fans of: Lykke Li, Lana del Rey, Billie Eilish.
- Hippie Sabotage: Sierra Tent, 5:00-5:45. This dynamic brother duo hails from Sacramento, CA where they’ve been making music together since the mid-2000s. They were thrust into the limelight in the Spring of 2014, however, when Ellie Goulding shared their remix for “Stay High” by Swedish singer Tove Lo. Expect them pull from their extensive and wide ranging remix catalog featuring everything from ethereal vocals to dirty beats accompanied by their signature subtle touches that don’t overwhelm, but move you from the core. For fans of: ODESZA, Adventure Club.
- E-40: Sierra Tent, 8:45-9:30 PM. E-40 is no stranger to the rap scene: he released his first EP in 1986. He’s released 22 albums to date and in 2014, his single “Choices (Yup)” charted at number 125 on Billboard and number 43 on r&b/hip-hop chart. This East Bay Rapper isn’t just about music though; he recently announced plans to release a 40 ounce malt liquor which I expect you can guess the name of. For fans of: Too $hort, Mac Dre, The Coup.