Snowbombing announces headliner: Illenium

Snowbombing Canada returns April 5 to 7. SPIN Photo.

After a summer of anticipation the greatest show on snow, Snowbombing Canada, has released the lineup for their upcoming festival. With a mix of DJs sweeping the industry, old favourites and a few familiar faces it’s a weekend music lovers won’t want to miss.

Headlining the event is Denver based DJ Illenium, known for captivating audiences with emotional experiences and breathtaking visuals. Recognized songs by the artist include Feel Good with Gryffin, Take You Down, Beautiful Creatures and Fractures. Cypress Hill, the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums Cypress Hill most famously known for Insane in the Brain, Lowrider and Tequila Sunrise will also take to the Snowbombing stage.

Some familiar faces will return for the second year in a row as The Funk Hunters, Smalltown DJs and SkiiTour have joined the lineup.

“For us it’s up there with the best festivals on the West Coast that we get to go to. We’re lucky enough they like having us there, they like what we bring to the festival, so it’s cool to get booked again because we’re trying to establish a regular party within the party,” said Pete Emes of Smalltown DJs.

Waiting until they know which stage they’ll be playing this year Emes said he and DJing partner Michael Grimes are planning to perform with Skiitour again to bring a fun party vibe to their set.

“We live in the mountains all winter so this is a real opportunity to celebrate that. The lineup is really dope and we love it,” he said.

Emes said the DJing duo plan to make the most of the weekend, showcasing their new singles Fools Gold, Bad Behaviour and What’s Your Poison.

“To me there’s no other festivals like it where you’re basically taking over a little village and it’s all like-minded individuals. I met more people at Snowbombing last year than I meet at almost any festival because you’re just walking around the village and chatting with people, sitting down and eating with people and just it’s a pretty cool vibe.”

Other artists putting on a show in April are Drezo, Adventure Club, Keys N Krates, Slander, Said the Sky and more. Snowbombing Canada will return to Sun Peaks April 5 to 7, tickets went on sale Monday, Dec. 10