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Let’s be honest, winter can get pretty grim. Yes, we’ve got Christmas, log fires playfully burning and all the cosy clothes in the world, but those cold nights can get a little bit tiresome.
These days the festival circuit is a year round thing, meaning you can book a trip away to replace the straight to DVD Christmas movies that your mum just loves with enough dancing to warm the saddest of spirits.
So, what will it be? Raving in the Pyrenees? Supporting a culture? Shredding through the Bulgarian hills? It’s a lovely thought isn’t it?
Choosing a festival is always a difficult task, so we’ve done the job for you; taking a closer look at some of the best events taking place this winter throughout Europe.
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Polaris Festival (Switzerland)
Polaris Festival takes place on the Verbier ski resort, located in Valais in Switzerland. The event doubles as a dreamy duo of ski holiday and festival; the main stage (le Mouton Noir) is directly linked to the slopes and the festival ticket includes round trips on the ski lift.
Polaris kicks off on December 9th and comes to a climax two days later. The line up reads wonderfully with Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Moodymann, Lil’ Louis and many more all confirmed for sets and performances. A temporary, euphoric universe opens up amongst the tranquil landscape of Switzerland.
Full passes have sold out but tickets are still available for day three, which features Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing and Barac, for just €52. For more information check out the Polaris Festival website.