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SnowBall Music Festival announces STS9 as Sunday headliner

By Erik Myers

SnowBall Music Festival’s Sunday night headliner will be STS9, as announced on the festival’s Facebook page yesterday.

In a brief message alongside the announcement, the page told its followers, “many of you have been asking for this one since year one.” It’s little surprise that festival organizers would wrap the weekend with an electro fan favorite since the lineup so far pertains closely to the genre, aside from a few curveballs like Kendrick Lamar and Robert Randolph & the Family Band.

Based in northern California, Sound Tribe Sector 9 have become one of the defining acts of the post-millennial era of electronic dance music, a key player in the so-called “jamtronica” movement. Their dedicated fan following is especially intense in Colorado, where String Cheese Incident is just as well-received as Skrillex.

The group just finished a three-night series at The Fillmore, where they brought along their giant Mayan LED pyramid (Read the Reverb review of the second night and see photos.)

STS9 is not the end of SnowBall’s artist announcements. Around 20 more acts are expected to be announced in the weeks leading up to the festival, which is scheduled to take place on the weekend of March 8 at Winter Park.

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EDM blogger Erik Myers is a Denver-based writer and new contributor to Reverb. Follow him on Twitter.