Three-day festival brings the fire and ice
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Minus Zero Festival
Last year, thousands showed up at Stratton Mountain Resort for the Minus Zero Festival.
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DOVER- The fourth annual Minus Zero Festival is set for Friday through Sunday, April 6, 7, and 8, at Mount Snow Resort. Minus Zero’s festival hours are Friday, April 6, 5 pm to 2 am, Saturday, April 7, 12 pm to 2 am, and Sunday, April 8, 12 to 10 pm.

The three-day festival will feature four stages of music, skiing, and snowboarding. Headlining this year is Odesza, Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke and Tipper with support coming from a wide range of international and Northeast regional DJ acts including Rezz, Liquid Stranger, Jai Wolf, Pierce Fulton, GG Margee, Marvel Years, Bleep Bloop, Yookie, and many more.

Fresh off a Grammy-nominated album “A Moment Apart,” Odesza makes their Minus Zero debut and continue to shine as one of the most sought after live performances in dance music.

Returning for a second year are Canadian production and DJ duo Zeds Dead who have proven to be a dominant force in dance music, headlining festivals worldwide with their electrifying sounds and bone-chilling bass drops. Also performing on the main stage is UltraSloth.

Over 50 acts will provide music in different settings including The Barn, Minus Zero’s new indoor stage delivering a proper house music experience at the base of Mount Snow’s slope filled with immersive art curated and hosted by local Vermont collective Playa Vibes, as well as Incendia, Trifucta, and The Hive. The Barn will be headlined by Dirtybird master Claude VonStroke and joined by Walker & Royce, Danny B, Chris Patrick, Davidson Ospina, and many more.

The festival has unveiled the details for this year’s art installations and experiences. To add another dimension to the East Coast’s premier winter sport and music festival, Minus Zero has joined forces with Killington’s art collective Playa Vibes to curate a full slate of immersive exhibitions and exhibitors for 2018 including The Relaquarium, Incendia, Heavy Meta, Orijins, The Chocolate Factory, and The Hive. Art information can be found at www.minuszerofestival.com/art.

The installations will transport festival-goers beyond this winter wonderland and into myriad otherworldly spaces, conjuring motifs of both fire and ice. From the three flame-blasting domes above the bar and dance floor in Incendia to the fire-breathing dragon appropriately dubbed Heavy Meta (which doubles as a stage and transport) and “the world’s first all-female fire breathing collective” The Hive, expect the temperature to get toasty.

The Chocolate Factory represents artist Eric S. Klein‘s whimsical and wonderful world of “pure imagination” most definitely nodding to Roald Dahl. Befitting the powerhouse artist billing, Rhizome‘s light design proves equally unforgettable as The Relaquarium and Orijins redefine what a stage can be. See it to believe it!

Additionally, Minus Zero Festival and Teton Gravity will present the 2018 Minus Zero Rail Jam on Saturday, April 7, at 1 pm. Male and female skiers and snowboarders may enter to win three tiers of prizes: first ($500, two weekend pass VIP tickets to Minus Zero 2019, Minus Zero swag, VIP upgrade for Minus Zero 2018), second (Monster snowboard [snowboarders]/Monster guitar [skiers], two GA weekend pass tickets to Minus Zero 2019, Minus Zero swag), and third (Minus Zero swag, two GA tickets to Minus Zero 2019).

From art and music to snowboarding and skiing, get ready to experience an elevated experience like no other and above the rest at Minus Zero Festival. Minus Zero guests can ski and snowboard all day while listening to their favorite artists and then party into the night.

On Sunday, Minus Zero will be opening the Summit Stage at 6 am so guests can welcome the sunrise from 3,500 feet altitude with some melodic beats. With a total of four stages, and at least two official after-parties each night, the Minus Zero experience is not to be missed.

Festival tickets are on sale at www.minuszerofestival.com. For information on Mount Snow visit www.mountsnow.com.

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