Introducing Japan's Snow Machine and their debut lineup: Peking Duk, What So Not + more
The team behind Hot Dub Wine Machine announce a new Japanese festival stacked with Australian favs.
Over the last few years, the team behind the quickly-growing Wine Machine festival series - typically headlined by Hot Dub Time Machine - have gone out of their way to be one of the first major Australian festivals to find success in international waters, taking their top-tier, electronic-tinged lineups into Europe and Asia while further establishing the festival back home. There was Machine du Vin, which before being cancelled due to a site agreement backflip from the festival's residing council, promised some of the biggest names in electronic amongst the picturesque French wine region, including Bonobo, What So Not, Booka Shade, Tourist, Claptone, 2manyDJs and more.
Now, there's a new force in town, and hopefully this time, it'll come through. Presenting Snow Machine, a new venture from the Wine Machine crew that'll take an incredible lineup full of Australian electronic talent - plus more - into the icy slopes of Hakuba, Japan. Across four days in March 2020, the slopes - home to the 1998 Winter Olympics and in doing so, being one of the world's most famous places to ski - will play host to some of the best talent we have to offer, including Peking Duk, What So Not, Hermitude, Illy, The Jungle Giants, Client Liaison and Hot Dub Time Machine himself, plus a couple of Japanese favourites including Kenji Takimi, Shinichi Osawa, DJ Kentaro. There are tonnes more excitement in there too, even beyond the big names. Shockone will be performing tracks from his just-released new album A Dark Machine, while Crooked Colours, Running Touch, Owl Eyes and even Art Vs Science will make an appearance, as well as First Base, a project from Tom Tilley and Flight Facilities' Hugo Gruzman.
"There is no place in the world quite like Japan," says the organisers on the event. "From the rich cultural heritage seen everywhere from their amazing hospitality to the architecture and cuisine – Japan is at the top of everyone’s travel list whether it’s first time, or returning. The much-fabled powder Japan receives each season is world-leading. Hakuba Valley is the largest alpine mountain-range in Japan and we are thrilled to be announcing this destination holiday event for those who enjoy ramen and onsens with their après."
Ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, August 20, with full general release on Wednesday, August 21. Snow Machine is an all-in-one ticket offering a variety of accommodation options, a full four-day festival ticket as well as snow passes and hire, just choose which package you want, pay the $199 deposit, and you'll be put in touch with team members to further customise your trip and book flights at a discount. Find the full lineup below:
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