This festival is no longer running.
17 - 20 April 2008
A Fresh, New ... and FREE Festival!!
Featuring all new talent..
A Human, Alex Metric, Alex Skt, Autokratz live, The Bloody Beetroots, Boy 8-Bit,
Chris Lung, Cristal Palace Band, Dark Jedis, David E. Sugar, James Yuill,
Kissy Sell Out featuring Dan M, Naomi Roper, Poney Poney, Primary 1, South Central, The Shoes, Tokyoyoyo, Trash Fashion and Trevoy Loveys
.and curated by some of the UK's leading radio broadcasters.
Eddy Temple Morris, The Loose Cannons & Kissy Sell Out
TignesFest is a Fresh New Music Festival in The Alps... And it's FREE!
TignesFest is a dynamic new alpine music event to be held in one of the top rated (and highest!) ski resorts in the world, Tignes. Running from 17-20th April, TignesFest is a musical cocktail showcasing the freshest talent out there today. From djs to live bands and exclusive acoustic sets, it's also a long weekend of skiing, snowboarding, socialising and sounds for the discerning and curious who like to experience something outside of the norm. Best and most important of all, the event is FREE !
Curating the show are radio broadcasters from the UK's 3 top radio stations; Eddy Temple Morris (XFM), Kissy Sell Out (R1) and The Loose Cannons (Kiss FM) respectively, who have pulled in some artists/acts that are sure to excite and intrigue. XFM's Eddy Temple Morris will be broadcasting his show live from TignesFest on Friday 18th April, and is delighted to be part of the inaugural event in the Alps.
"Imagine if the kind of music I play on The Remix had its own 'In The City'... now picture that city being a town on top of a snow covered mountain... It's a nice picture isn't it? You carve down a beautiful French mountain on a snowboard, then take your apres ski with the Autokratz and Boy 8 Bit, and while you go nuts at a brilliant gig, your mates can hear it go out on Xfm and curse the fact they're not there with you." Enthuses Eddy.
Tignes is regarded as one of the world's highest and most snow-sure ski areas for skiers and snowboarders alike. It has pistes to suit all, with the Naturides (ungroomed pistes) and the Spot (Skiing the Powder Of Tignes) zone, a cross between off-piste and a freestyle jumps park, and not forgetting the offpiste activities including snowmobiling, paragliding, ice diving, ice skating, horse riding, bowling and the Ice Museum. There are also many spas that offer sauna, Jacuzzi and of course the essential indulgent massage.
As revenues from product sales decrease and more and more high profile (and not so high profile!) artists give away their catalogues for free, the music industry is seeking new ways of finding and promoting talent, repackaging music and marketing their artists - with the added hindrance of ever-shrinking budgets.
The internet - whilst beneficial for introducing new artists into the scene and giving them a break via portals such as Myspace - has contributed to the demise of music sales by the direct increase of rampant online piracy. The digital revolution has therefore also served to reduce the amount of support the industry can offer new acts. Along with this, the process of nurturing and developing new talent has changed, and so too has the face of the industry.
With TignesFest we aim to help find and support new talent, provide a platform for promotion and encourage a new generation to think about the detrimental effect music piracy has on the industry and musicians whilst also giving the consumer FREE opportunities to discover new talent and thus gain their support of up and coming artists. Radio broadcasters meanwhile, are still very much at the forefront of finding new music; they receive hundreds of demos and promos each week, and they help to shape what the public listen to.
With this in mind, TignesFest has the support of three key broadcasters in the UK who will help to curate the event. With many years radio and music experience under their belts, the curators have been instrumental in developing their respective music genres and finding new and exciting artists whilst supporting the industry's key DJs and musicians.
How to get there:
Easyjet, Snowjet, BMI and British Airways fly into Lyon, Geneva, Grenoble, and Chambery. From any of the airports you'll need to organise transfers to Tignes. We recommend Tignes.co.uk & Cool Bus who have offered 10% discount to TignesFest go-ers.
Accommodation and all other Tignes info:
For all accommodation for TignesFest Tignes.co.uk is our official partner. Also containing information on travel, lessons, lift passes, piste maps, unusual activities & more- including Helicopter transfers!