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By Ben Taylor, First Posted on Swide, October 30, 2012

Summer season is apparently over and with it, the music! Well, that’s not actually the case. Swide takes a look at the top 5 frozen festivals where the music never stops.

Pitchfork festival – Paris France 1-3 November

 

Fancy getting involved in a last minute festival that will leave you feeling warm for the Winter months to come? Notorious music wizards Pitchfork are going to be entertaining us all with the Pitchfork Festival in Paris. Famous for their music prowess they have some stellar talent involved; M83, James Blake, Robyn, Jessie Ware, Grizzly Bear, Breton, Animal Collective, Chromatics, Purity Ring and Rustie to name a few. There are still tickets available for the event at La Grande Halle. For more, click below:

 Pitchfork 

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin Texas 2-4 November

 

The name is kind of a giveaway, no? Well, under the Winter sun of Austin, Texas, Fun Fun Fun Fest, which started in 2006, has a total of 5-stages (including the notorious Nites stage) for those going to get their ears around. In attendance are Girl Talk, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Santigold, Tanlines, Trust, Diamond Rings, Icona Pop, Cheap Girls, David Cross and others in the mix. The Auditorium Shores are the perfect location for Winter Sun and mixes arts and comedy in there for good measure as well. Get your tickets NOW.

 Fun Fun Fun Fest

Clockenflap – Hong Kong China 1 – 2 December

 

In the West Kowloon Cultural District, Clockenflap festival is gearing up to present an event that compromises of live music, art, film and fashionable food. It’s a festival that’s never been motivated by money and is praised for the natural setting on which the festival takes place in, what feels like, the middle of Hong Kong. The weekend festival mixes big names with those of up and coming artists. There is Primal Scream, De La Soul, Tiga, Alt-J and Azealia Banks alongside Killersoap, Lucy Rose, Robot, Chochukmo and 22 Cats. Not bad, eh? Tickets are now on sale and the event organisers promise that this festival will show you a side to Hong Kong that many think doesn’t exist. For more details, click below:

 Clockenflap


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