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Flaming Lips, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights head inaugural Snowball Festival

on January 25, 2011, 1:51pm

Cynics will find an excuse to not like anything, so if going to a festival where getting sunburned in the desert or having mud in your trousers is a give-in doesn’t sound so appealing, then try this one on for size. Just don’t forget your long johns and snowboard.

During the first week of March, Colorado’s Vail Valley – which boasts over 5,000 acres of freeride terrain for skiing, snowbarding, etc. – will play host what some are calling “Snow-chella,” and while it might be hard to produce a lineup like the one in Indio, Calif., the folks in charge of the Snowball Festival are still going to have a crack at it. Just check out the lineup for their inaugural snowdown.

While scheduling details are still unavailable, headliners for the three-day, multiple stage soiree include The Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, and Bassnectar. Other big names include Portugal. The Man, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, Lotus, and Diplo. Rounding out the roster are Baths, Brother Ali, and none other than Afroman. (Insert marijuana joke here).

Three-day lift ticket/music passes are already sold out, so you non-sporting types have nothing to worry about. Music fans can still finagle their way into the shindig by purchasing a three-day music only pass for just $165. If you can’t swing that, then the fest is offering you a layaway plan to ensure you get tickets before they sell out. All ticketing, lodging, and lift information is included at Snowball Festival’s official site, which can be found on our Festival Outlook page. Freeze on!

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