- 14/15 May: Belfast, SSE Arena
- 19 May: Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
- 20 May: Leeds, First Direct Arena
- 21 May: Manchester, AO Arena
- 23 May: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
- 24 May: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
- 26 May: Aberdeen, P&J Live
- 27 May: Glasgow, SSE Hydro
- 28 May: Newcastle, Utilita Arena
- 30 May: Brighton, Brighton Centre
- 31 May: Bournemouth, International Centre
- 02 June: Sheffield, Sheffield Arena
- 03 June; Birmingham, Utilita Arena
- 04 June: London, The O2
- 07 June: Brussels, Forest National
- 10/11 June: Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
- 14/15 June: Dublin, 3 Arena
- 19 June: Cork, Musgrave Park
- 15 July: Newmarket, Newmarket Racecourse
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Wow, what an experience: everybody got shipped up 2000m high by gondola and other than English, you could hear Italian, French, German and Dutch being spoken around the fire. The Arctic Disco is just awesome and whilst the calm before the storm kept us all mellow, once the crowd got going inside the igloo, there was no stopping anybody from letting loose and going wild. Snowbombing is unique like that, they’ve got it worked out completely – nice is also, that the village plays along during these crazy days in Mayrhofen, and welcomes a crowd that’s hell bent on partying day and night, whilst putting some great skiing in as well! Watch the vid and catch the infectious vibe now…
People really take Snowbombing ’seriously’: we bumped into mermaids, red Indians and even a pregnant Mary, lying in the snow after a run on the slopes, who didn’t know which one of the two monks was responsible for her state – they all blamed it on the vodka! People come to Snowbombing from all over Europe, so when we then ran into some crazy Germans, our film team just gave in. We had a riot at this festival, just like everybody else, bumping into DJs from all over the place, including Patrick Topping, who confessed that he had never been before. Check out our other Snowbombing vids too, including exclusive interviews with Eats Everything at a secret location gig and DJ Yoda who played the Arctic Disco 2000m up in the mountains.
Snowbombing – Europe’s greatest show on snow
Following the cancellation of the 2020 festival, TA-TAD.TV gives you the low-down on past editions of the festival and what to expect from Snowbombing in general. Home to snowboarders and electronic dance music lovers, the Snowbombing festival has been getting people dancing since the turn of the century. Now based in the Austrian ski resort of Mayrhofen, Snowbombing first took place in Risoul, France, in 2000. Known as Europe’s greatest show on snow, this annual slope-side party attracts some of the biggest names and DJ sets in music each April.
While the 2020 festival was sadly cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, it promises to be back in 2021 bigger and better than ever! Festival goers can expect all the usual fun that Snowbombing promises igloo raves, enchanted forests, a slope-side stage, street parties and of course the usual après ski mischief that is to be had!
And what a return it promises to be! The festival has built its reputation on offering thrills during the day and massive hits for partygoers to enjoy all night long. Each year has so far featured a star-studded line-up with the like of Stormzy, Kasabian and Dizzee Rascal keeping the party going well into the early hours. Let’s not forget the superstar DJs either! World-famous names like Fatboy Slim, Eats Everything, Patrick Topping, DJ Yoda and Artwork (who feature on TA-DAH.TV with exclusive interviews), as well as Chase & Status, who have all appeared on the Snowbombing bill in previous years, certifying as one of the best places to head for both snow sport lovers and music fans.
Snowsports Festivals in Europe
Europe is jam-packed full of winter festivals that allow partygoers to unite their love of the slopes with the love of the stage so it should come as no surprise that Snowbombing is in good company when it comes to snowsports music festivals! Other raved about events include Snowboxx, which takes place in Avoriaz, France each March and has earned itself a bit of a reputation for proceedings getting wild! Elsewhere, there is also Rave on Snow taking place in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, and Sun & Snow Festival which is held every year in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
Skiing in Mayrhofen
As one of Europe’s most popular skiing destinations, it should come as no surprise that Mayrhofen is now the permanent home of Snowbombing. The ski resort is widely regarded as one of the best in Europe for both skiing and snowboarding with 605km of pistes for snow sport lovers to choose from and the steepest slope in Europe – for those brave enough to conquer it! For those after something less daring, Mayrhofen also has around 20km of cross-country skiing routes, access to the Hintertux Glacier, and the Vans Penken Snowpark which promises plenty of obstacles and jumps!
Beginners have nothing to fear though as Myrhofen caters to them too. Leisure Mount Ahorn promises the perfect skiing setting for families with young children and novice skiers. But don’t mistake this for an easy ride! Leisure Mount Ahorn still provides a challenge, with a 5.5km downhill valley run for skiers and boarders to tackle. It is a challenge that is worth rising too though as skiers will also find The White Lounge here; a stunning igloo bar and hotel with a chill-out area for guests to enjoy.
We loved shooting this video: the sheer life force and physical power of the dolphins and the grace and presence of the whales was a sight to behold! Many people were so taken by the sight of these mammals in the wild, that the energy on the boat was one of sheer delight and happiness. Definitely a bucket-list thing to do, we can’t recommend this incredible experience highly enough. The work that ‘firmm’ (Foundation for Information of Marine Mammals) does is incredible too, and so is their charismatic founder, Katharina Heyer from Switzerland. Looking for a present for someone special, whether it’s Christmas, birthdays or any special occasion really? Adopt a mammal in the Strait of Gibraltar, is what we say, and be part of this wonderful undertaking of protecting these special animals in the wild! Watch the video now to convince yourself…
Best Things to do in Gibraltar
Bordered to the north by Spain, Gibraltar always has been and always will be a beautiful
place to visit. Coined ‘Britain in the Sun’ by English TV, the scenery and atmosphere help
create a country that once you have been, you will immediately want to book your next trip
there, the impression of this rock nation is that great! However, over time, many additional
activities have been created and discovered to enhance your Gibraltar experience to the
best it could possibly be. Ta-Dah TV looks at just a few of the life-changing activities
Gibraltar has to offer.
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Out of all of the attractions on the Rock, dolphin and whale watching has become
immensely popular, and insists on growing in popularity every year. Gibraltar has become
famous all over the world for its ever-present population of wild and free dolphins, and
seasonal whales. There are four famous types of dolphin who live here, primarily the
Common Dolphin, Bottle-nose Dolphin, Striped Dolphin and Pilot Whales. It is also possible
to see Orcas, Fin Whales and Sperm Whales. These amazing creatures come to the Bay and
the Strait of Gibraltar for food and to breed. Taking a guided boat trip aimed at dolphin and
whale watching from Gibraltar will not only give you guarantee of seeing these amazing
creatures up close in their natural habitat, but also provide you with outstanding views of
the Rock of Gibraltar, the Spanish coastline and North Africa.
This amazing attraction is located on Gibraltar Rock. The best way to get up is by cable car
where you are able to see a variety of monkeys. If you are hoping to explore St Michael’s
Cave, then it is merely a short walk to Apes Den. The monkeys at Apes Den are well known
for their curiosity and for being very engaging. The troop living here is called the Queen’s
Gate group. They can sometimes appear extremely tame, permitting people to get very
close to them, even climbing onto the happy tourists. It is, of course, advisory to be cautious
when this happens, as they are still wild animals and can bite or cause hurt if they are
frightened or provoked. The cheeky monkeys will take almost every opportunity to steal
food from your bags, or even snatch it right out of your hands. Although you must be
cautious here, it is important to make sure you take in the beautiful views Gibraltar has to
Gibraltar Calling Music Festival
The Gibraltar Music Festival is another massive highlight in September, if you’re into pop,
rock, dance and EDM (main stage), as well as Disco, funk and even SKA (classics stage). The
festival is only a few years young, but regularly attracts music lovers from the
Mediterranean Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz on the Atlantic coast, all the way up to
Seville in Spain. When MTV came on board, the 2-day festival changed name slightly, now
known as the Gibraltar Calling Music Festival. It always takes place around Gibraltar’s
National Day (10 th of September), and TA-DAH.TV have filmed there too, catching the crazy
vibe when this party nation welcomes the world onto the Rock. They really know how to
throw a late summer festival, getting huge bands and acts to perform, with festival goers
wanting to catch the last sunny rays in Europe. Check it out in the channel’s MUSIC section
to dance along.
Saint Michael’s Cave and lower Saint Michael’s Cave
Saint Michael’s Cave is a network of caves made of limestone, which are found deep down
in the Rock of Gibraltar. Located on what is called the Upper Rock, the cave sits at a height
of over 300 metres above sea level. The main cave has been converted into an incredible
auditorium, offering a completely unique acoustic experience, and is home to concerts and
events on a regular basis. TA-DAH.TV have filmed there when the world-famous guitarist
José Feliciano played a stunning Christmas concert in the cave as part of the Gibraltar Jazz
Festival. Claudia Peifer had exclusive access to the legendary jazz-guitarist on the night for
an interview. Find the programme in our Art & Culture section and scroll down to the
EVENTS – EUROPE column.
As well as the main cave, there is also Lower Michael’s Cave. The Lower Saint Michael’s Cave
is an amazing discovery, found in World War 2, whilst Royal Engineers were blasting out a
new entrance to the lower chambers of the cave. The thing that makes the lower cave so
unique is the fact that it is home to many of the known speleological formations.
Stalagmites, stalactites, rim stone, helictites, columns, coral rocks, flowstone, straws and
curtains are merely a few of the outstanding cave formations.
Located at the opening of one of the world’s most intriguing natural crossroads, you will
have the pleasure of finding a spectacular home to diverse marine life. Boasting beautiful
reefs and more than 35 wrecks, the coastline of Gibraltar has become a diver’s paradise.
Rays, octopus, moray eels, cuttlefish, schools of boxfish, pipefish, sunfish, bass, mullets,
damselfish and anthias, to name merely a few, will make your dive in Gibraltar a truly
unforgettable experience. Various diving schools allow you to try out your newly loved
sport, give you on site lessons, and allow you to prosper into a position in which you can
safely dive the wrecks of Gibraltar. Offering equipment rental so complete, all you need to
bring with you is a smile!
The above activities are only a small selection of the vast array of terrific tasks and things
you can experience whilst visiting the beautiful Gibraltar. So, come along and take a look at
the beautiful views and indulge in everything this country has to offer. We know you want