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Megan Hughes

23 Aug 18

Rise Festival 2018 Initial Lineup Announced

Megan Hughes

23 Aug 18

Rise Festival 2018 returns to Les Deux Alpes, France from 15th – 22nd December, when it will be celebrating its 5th Birthday with BBC Radio 1 royalty Annie Mac as well as a broad mix of international stars across all genres including David Rodigan, a Hospitality arena for world class drum & bass, plus Richy Ahmed, Jasper James and many more to be announced. Tickets, from £199, include a six day lift pass.

The festival takes place in the immediate run-up to Christmas and it will be like the big man has come early with seasonal fun, frolics and festivities all adding an extra air of special celebration to this magical event. Arriving at the World of Rise is to enter a snowy heaven full of musical fun, endless sporting activity and mouth-watering food and drink in an array of locations including atmospheric bars, restaurants and specially designed stages.

The first wave of names released for this year’s festival includes huge stars such as influential Radio 1 tastemaker Annie Mac, who serves up high energy mixes of house, bass, techno, electro and everything in between. Joining her on the lineup is the legendary Reggae hero David Rodigan who, after decades at the top, has more knowledge and understanding of this sound than anyone else in the business. They both both play the Main Stage, while Arena Show 1 is taken over by long time drum & bass aficionados Hospitality, with the master Danny Byrd presenting his Atomic Funk, as well as close associates and genre innovators SPY, Fred V and Grafix. Arena Show 2 features cutting edge tech house talents such as Paradise Ibiza resident Richy Ahmed, man of the moment Jasper James and Theo Kottis plus many more names still to be added.

The musical action plays out in The Arena, a huge venue with vast LEDs screen and superb sound, the Outdoor Alpine Stage which takes over the town square for a truly surreal experience and Rise Apres Mountain Shows (hosted by the legendary Pano Bar) on top of the mountain with its breathtaking panoramic views. There will also be satellite bars around the resort and, next to the main events, some secret parties with exclusive sets from big name guests that encourage attendees to sniff out the off-piste action: previous surprise venues have included a cave and a Yeti’s mountain cabin.

Rise Festival 2018 Initial Lineup Announced

The Festival takes over the stunning resort of Les Deux Alpes, transforming it with an unforgettably atmospheric festive production. This popular resort has 222 km of perfectly prepared pistes served by 47 lifts, plus the largest snow covered glacier in Europe standing at over 3,500m. Guaranteed snow cover, long, cruising runs, one of Europe’s finest snow parks and some fantastic off piste skiing makes Les 2 Alpes legendary on the European scene.

Rise Winter Festival is the one and only Christmas heaven to catch headline acts from the worlds of house, bass, hip hop, disco, techno and garage in cosy bars, huge main stages and snowy, mountain summits under Alpine stars. The Festival offers people of all levels the opportunity to enjoy out-of-this-world skiing, snowboarding, yoga and meditation in impossibly beautiful settings.

Additional activities you can enjoy during your stay in this snowy paradise include snowmobiling James Bond-style, paragliding over snow covered peaks with a bird’s eye view that will take your breath away, mountain husky rides through twinkling snowscapes and helicopter trips. Or, indulge in the bottomless brunch for a delicious array of traditional alpine food and never ending glasses of beer, wine and Genepi.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Rise Games this year will feature trick based fun with snowboarders from Team GB who will participate in a mixture of slalom and park play that works for both competitors of all levels as well as interested spectators. The Olympians are coming to Rise to showcase their passion for all things involving talent, bravery and snow and offering exclusive, private coaching sessions. The Rise Lunch Lodge, Chalet La Tour, will keep you fuelled and is accessible on foot by all, not just skiers. It caters to all tastes offering French hearty classics like Bœuf bourguignon, nutritious Buddha Bowls and homemade, high quality fast food to grab on the go.

If all all gets too much, there are many ways to relax and recuperate at Rise Winter Festival: enjoy open air swimming pools, saunas and hot tubs in unique locations or alpine yoga at the highest point in Les Deux Alpes while you gaze out over the mountain range or try meditation in an ice cave for a true moment of stillness you will never forget.

Much more than a music festival, this is an unforgettable holiday experience that guarantees you a magical and early white Christmas to remember.

Tickets start at £199 and are available at www.risefestival.co.uk

Rise Festival 2018 Initial Lineup Announced

Essential Info

DATES: 15th – 22nd December 2018

PRICE: Festival ticket + 6 day lift pass – Only £199 (Only £59 Deposit if you book now!)

RESORT: Les Deux Alpes, Isère, France (aka Les 2 Alpes)


Phase 1 – more to be announced

Main Stage:
Annie Mac
David Rodigan

Arena Show:
Richy Ahmed
Jasper James
Theo Kottis

Danny Byrd presents Atomic Funk
Fred V & Grafix