Hayden James, Hermitude, The Presets, more headline new Queenstown music festival Snow Machine

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Angus Stuart and Luke Dubber from Hermitude perform during the 2019 Life Is Beautiful Festival – Fremont Stage - Day 2 on September 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival  )
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A new music festival called Snow Machine set to take place in Queenstown this September will see several Australian dance music acts make the trip across the ditch. 

Aussie electronic duos Hermitude, The Avalanches, The Presets and Flight Facilities are set to perform alongside DJs Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine and electro house group Sneaky Sound System. 

Meanwhile, local acts such as Sachi and Yumi Zouma will also take to the stage during the festival, which runs from September 8 - 11. 

The gig intends to attract over 5000 festival-goers, many of whom they're hoping to be "international travel-starved Australians", assuming the proposed trans-Tasman travel bubble opens in time. 

The festival's organisers have assured ticket-buyers that they can purchase with confidence, knowing that they will receive a refund if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, or travel between Australia and Aotearoa isn't possible in time. 

Snow Machine has partnered with The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, offering packages that include lift passes to the ski resorts and accommodation in Queenstown, alongside the four days of apres-ski musical offerings. 

The full Snow Machine 2021 line-up is as follows: 

  • The Avalanches
  • Flight Facilities
  • Hayden James
  • The Presets
  • Hermitude
  • Hot Dub Time Machine
  • Illy
  • Sachi
  • Boy & Bear
  • Bliss N Eso
  • Sneaky Sound System
  • Late Nite Tuff Guy
  • Yumi Zouma
  • Owl Eyes
  • Kinder
  • Tina Says
  • Tori Levell 
  • Tom Tilley & Hugo Gruzman present 'First Base'