Alpine Music Festivals for the Winter 2018/19 Ski Season

(2018-10-23 13:07:18)


For many people, lively après ski and nightlife are big parts of the perfect ski holiday – with snow-loving revellers mixing skiing and snowboarding with music and socialising. Many in-resort bars and clubs host daily après ski events, but across the Alps each winter, a stellar selection of live concerts and festivals take the celebrations up a gear.


These gigs and festivals play host to renowned international DJs, singers, song-writers, and performers, with fun-filled events in the town centres and up the mountains.


For a little insight into the festivals and concerts hitting the Alps for the 2018/19 winter ski season, check out our round-up below. If you’d like to take part in the fun, chat to our ski specialists on 020 3080 0202 or reach out via our helpful online chat service.


Live music concerts hit the Alps each winter Steep descents, vibrant apres ski and live music performances from top DJs and bands make the Alps' annual festivals and concerts must-see events. 

Polaris Festival


29th November - 2nd December, 2018. Verbier, Switzerland


Polaris is an electric music festival which will take place in Les Esserts, just above the main village of Verbier.


Headliners include: Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Dixon, Jeff Miles, Tale of Us, Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig, Massive Attack (DJ set), and Hunee. More info and tickets:


Rave on Snow


13th-16th December, 2018. Saalbach, Austria


This year, Rave on Snow will be celebrating 25 years of bringing its celebrated rave scene to the Alps. The electronic and snowsport festival will take place over 13 floors and stages, including mountain terraces, log cabins, bars and clubs.


Headliners include: Pan-Pot, Chris Liebing, Oliver Koletzki, Carrot, Umek, Matthias Tanzmann, and Claptone. More info and tickets:


Rise Festival


15th-22nd December, 2018. Les Deux Alpes, France


Rise Festival is Europe’s most talked about snowsports, music and wellbeing festival. The festival will take over a range of on-mountain après ski venues and clubs.


Headliners include: Annie Mac, Camelphat, David Rodigan, and Hospitality. More info and tickets:


Tomorrowland Winter


9th-16th March, 2019. Alpe d’Huez, France


Tomorrowland is an electronic dance festival which is held during the summer in Boom, Belgium. This winter, Tomorrowland will experience totally new surroundings in the heart of the French Alps. The Tomorrowland Winter Village will be open from the Saturday 9th till the Friday 15th March, with plenty of fun and activities across the resort and on the slopes.


Headliners include: Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Joris Voorn, Kolsch, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Nervo, Steve Aoki, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. More info and tickets:


Rock the Pistes


17th-23rd March, 2019. Portes du Soleil, France


Celebrating its 9th year this winter, Rock The Pistes is a unique, high-altitude music festival taking place across the beautiful Portes du Soleil ski area. The event will see 28,000 festival-goers enjoying live performances from the best international and French pop-rock artists, with après parties continuing across over 50 in-resort venues.


Headliners include: Gaetan Roussel, Hyphen Hyphen, and Charlie Winston. More info and tickets:




23rd-30th March, 2019. Avoriaz, France


Snowboxx is a 7 day festival hosting top international artists as well as fun-filled activities including bottomless brunches, igloo parties, comedy nights and snowball fights.


Headliners include: Craig David, Rudimental (DJ set), Jax Jones, Wilkinson, Yungen, Abode, Danny Howard, Riton, Crazy P, DJ Luck & MC Neat. More into and tickets:




8th-13th April, 2019. Mayrhofen, Austria


Snowbombing was established in 1999, and this year the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The festival showcases 100+ acts in unique venues including pop-up butcher shop parties, igloo raves, enchanted forest parties and Austria’s largest fancy dress party.


Headliners include: Stormzy, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Andy C, Bicep (DJ set), and Groove Armada (DJ set). More info and tickets:


Zermatt Unplugged


9th-13th April, 2019. Zermatt, Switzerland


Zermatt Unplugged is a unique acoustic music festival with stages in the village and at dizzying heights.


The line-up for this year hasn’t been released yet but previous artists include Kodaline, Sarah Connor, Hudson Taylor, Emelie Sande, The Kooks, Wintershome, Norah Jones, Jake Bugg, Nelly Furtado, Paolo Nuntini, and Jess Glynne. More info and tickets:


Caprices Festival


11th-14th April, 2019. Crans-Montana, Switzerland


Caprices Festival is an electronic music festival. The event hosts parties in both the town’s clubs and in the iconic MDRNTY stage perched on the mountain.


The line up hasn’t been announced yet, but last year included the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Vath, Ben Klock and Luciano, so we can expect some big names this year. More info and tickets:


Top of the Mountain Concert


24th November, 2018, 21st April and 30th April, 2019. Ischgl, Austria


The Top of the Mountain concert is an annual event to mark the start and end of the season. The concert opened in 1994 and has seen countless stars over the years including Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, The Beach Boys and Kylie Minogue.


Headliner this year: Opening - Jason Derulo. Easter - Johannes Oerding. Closing - Lenny Kravitz. More info and tickets:


Musilac Mont Blanc


26th-28th April, 2019. Chamonix, France


Musilac Mont Blanc returns to Chamonix for the second year running. The festival will see a host of diverse performers covering rock, pop, indie, folk hop hop, electronic and more.


Headliners include: Eddy de Prette, Charlie Winston, and Gaetan Roussel. More info and tickets:


With live music beating around the valleys and happy revellers enjoying the snow, these festivals are amazing fun! If you’re interested to know more about these festivals or the resorts they’re in, (or if you want to avoid them and go elsewhere for a little peace and quiet!) then get in touch today. You can chat to our ski specialists on 020 3080 0202 or reach out via our helpful online chat service.