As you’ll no doubt know thanks to your Facebook feed being full of friends wearing those floppy-brimmed hats and checking themselves in while watching The Shitty Beatles (they really are shitty, it’s not just a clever name) in a field in Somerset, music festivals are everywhere these days. And, when the summer sun is long gone, the party continues, high on the top of snowy mountains.
Winter music festivals are becoming increasingly common, and 2015 saw the inception of Transition. It’s an all-new, six day party on the slopes of Avoriaz in the French Alps, started by the same people that bring the world Snowbombing – the world’s best known winter music festival. Of course, Mpora went to have a look.
As we arrive in the resort around midday and checked into the hotel – the excellent Pierre & Vacances in the heart of the resort – the slopes appeared quite quiet, but the town was already buzzing with scores of party goers ahead of the opening night’s headline act: Dizzee Rascal.
Although far from a scientific survey, the majority of people there – judging by the audible accents at least – were British, with most people being around 18-25. It brought back memories of being at University, but without the rising damp and piles of dirty plates.