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Snow Machine Queenstown 2023 Best Of Pat Stevenson.Snow Machine, the ultimate bucket-list skiing and music festival, is set to return to Queenstown, New Zealand, this September. Renowned for its exhilarating combination of snow sports and world-class music, the festival promises an unforgettable experience with an expanded lineup and an exciting new arena.

From September 3-8, 2024, over 30 local and international artists will entertain 10,000 snow enthusiasts on New Zealand’s stunning South Island. Attendees can spend their days skiing or snowboarding at The Remarkables or Coronet Peak, home to four mountain-top après stages. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, the brand-new Winery Arena at Ayrburn offers a perfect daytime retreat before the main events each evening.

The Winery Arena at Ayrburn

Responding to popular demand, Snow Machine is thrilled to announce the introduction of the Winery Arena at Ayrburn. This new daytime experience is ideal for festival-goers wanting a break from the slopes. Attendees can enjoy long lunches, fine wines, and live music here. The Winery Arena is positioned inside Queenstown’s latest food and wine playground, Ayrburn, and features an exclusive lineup of performances. Notable acts include Middle Kids, LadyHawke, Drax Project, Teenage Dads, Messie, Groove City, Jimi the Kween, and many surprise guests.

Snow Machine Queenstown Pat Stevenson.

Snow Machine Queenstown Pat Stevenson.

The culinary offerings at the Winery Arena are equally impressive, with optional ticketed add-ons such as daily wine and tapas packages, long lunches, and the must-do Poof Doof Drag Brunch. Transportation to and from Queenstown will be available, ensuring easy access for all Snow Machine attendees. The Winery Arena will open Wednesday to Friday for existing Snow Machine patrons and host a special ticketed event on Saturday, September 8, 2024, for existing and new guests.

A Star-Studded Lineup

This year’s lineup is more impressive than ever, featuring international stars like Angus & Julia Stone, Matt Corby, Peking Duk, and Snakehips, alongside local talents such as Lee Mvtthews. The festival is excited to welcome New Zealand native Messie, also known as Tessa Hills, who has gained international acclaim with her sellout performances and support tour with Fred Again.

Festival Director Quentin Nolan expressed his enthusiasm: “It’s been an exciting process bringing together a brand-new stage, tailored with incredible food and beverage experiences, and adding a whole new element to an already jam-packed adventure festival. Officially announcing that incredible acts like Messie will be hitting the decks for the first time at Snow Machine in New Zealand, along with Middle Kids, LadyHawke, and Drax Project, is truly thrilling.”

“Every year, we strive to enhance the adventure, adding more parties, adrenaline-fueled offerings, and unique experiences right in the heart of Queenstown. It’s an adventure holiday and music festival all rolled into one.”

Thrilling Activities

For those seeking adventure beyond music, Snow Machine offers a plethora of adrenaline-pumping activities. From helicopter tours and skydiving to bungy jumping at Kawarau Bridge and jet boating on the icy blue waters of the Shotover River, there’s something for every thrill-seeker. These activities complement the festival’s musical offerings, ensuring an action-packed itinerary for all attendees.

Comprehensive Festival Packages

For the ultimate Snow Machine experience, five-night and seven-night packages are now available. These packages include accommodation, lift passes for Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, entry to all après stages, three nights at the Main Arena, and access to the daytime stage at Ayrburn Winery from Wednesday to Friday. With the festival already 90% sold out and value and self-contained packages sold out, prospective attendees are encouraged to secure their tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.

Stay Updated

To keep up with all the latest news and updates, follow Snow Machine on social media and visit the official website. Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime at Snow Machine Queenstown 2024.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Snow Machine Queenstown.

By transforming Snow Machine Queenstown into an even more spectacular event with the addition of the Winery Arena at Ayrburn and a star-studded lineup, the festival solidifies its reputation as a premier destination for adventure and music lovers alike. Prepare for an unforgettable journey filled with snow, music, and unparalleled excitement.




Written by: Michelle Warner