By Erik Myers
SnowBall Music Festival has announced via Facebook the second round of artists appearing at next year’s three-day event. Chief among them include Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Aeroplane, Shlohmo and Robert Randolph & the Family Band.
These will certainly shore up SnowBall’s status among electronic fans, especially those fearing a diminished party atmosphere after the 2012 gathering tallied 140 arrests in Avon. Rather than lower the volume, organizers chose to move the festival to Winter Park. The ski resort will be much more suited to handle the blare of acts like DatsicK and the inebriated masses left in its wake.
So far, SnowBall’s lineup has something to offer from most of the electronic subgenres, only leaving out the most high-minded electronic fans – those who neither chill to Shlomo’s diffusive melodies nor rage to RUN DMT’s maximal mash-ups. As such, the packed bill features far less genre crossover than previous years. Beyond headlining performances from Kendrick Lamar and Portugal. The Man, festival-goers might be hard-pressed to find music that isn’t coming from a Monome. And would Pretty Lights devotees line up to see a serious-minded rapper like Lamar? It’s hard to picture, but “HiiiiPower” should be enough to get them going.
There are more names to come. Starting Jan. 1, more than 20 additional artists will be revealed including the Sunday night headliner. Like Snowball Festival on Facebook to see the announcements as they’re made.