One of the strangest years in recent memory will soon be just that. A memory. The time has come to start thinking about how we will ring in the new year, and one festival has ensured that those who can make it to South Lake Tahoe for the NYE weekend this year will surely take more than a few memories with them when they head home in 2018: the winter wonderfest that is SnowGlobe.
The annual New Year’s bash returns to South Lake Tahoe Community College Dec. 29-31, and brings arguably the strongest and deepest lineup to grace its mountainous stages yet.
From the headliners to the up-and-comers filling the bottom of the lineup, this year’s artists will be throwing down nonstop.
Houston rapper Travis Scott, who exploded into the forefront of the hip hop world in 2017 following the release of his second studio album the previous year and numerous hit singles and features, joins global EDM icons Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson and ZEDD as the weekend’s official headliners.
This foursome is enough to warrant significant attention, but while the consistent quality of headlining performers SnowGlobe offers may be one of the qualities that make it a premiere NYE festival every year, it is far from the only trait that helps it stand out from the crowd.
Along with its unique setting, allowing fans the chance to explore the wonderland that is South Lake Tahoe in the winter, SnowGlobe shines because its organizers continue to provide those fans with deeper lineups every year.
The young superstar Khalid and Oakland legend E-40 stand as the other major hip hop vocalists, along with Scott, but don’t expect the hip hop vibes to diminish. Plenty of others will be filling the area with quality trap and hip hop beats from the likes of Snakeships, Troyboi, Quinn XCII and many others.
The EDM artists making up the majority of the lineup represent genres and styles cross spectrum. Many of these artists have even remixed each other in the past, which could put a few surprise guest appearances in the mix. The potential even exists for past collaborators on major hits, such as Porter and Madeon with Shelter, to reconnect.
And nothing excites me more than the idea of experiencing another night-cap performance by the ultra vibey Tycho.
From house to trap to trance, this lineup really delivers it all. Shiba San and San Holo; Jai Wolf and Alison Wonderland; Louis Futon and Krane. There are simply no holes to fill, and some difficult choices lay ahead for attendees. But the possibilities for the weekend are endless. No matter how it all lays out come time for the first beat to drop, rest assured those next three days will be some fans will recall as one the greatest NYE experiences of their lives.
We couldn’t be more excited to cover this unrivaled year-end celebration once again and hope to find many of you there with us to groove in the new year at the self-proclaimed literal and figurative “chillest festival ever.”
Written By: Aaron Nelson