Rock the Pistes Festival

Rock the Pistes Festival

Experience pure riding and great music in the Portes du Soleil during our week-long festi-val on the slopes!

Don’t miss the 9th Rock The Pistes Festival from 17-23 March 2019!
Come along for a pure sensation explosion! Put on your ski boots and join us up on the slopes in the PORTES DU SOLEIL for concerts in amazing and unforgettable venues...at altitude!

There are concerts for all skiers and snowboarders every day, performed on pop-up stages all over the ski area, followed by apres-ski gigs in resort to keep the fun going longer! More than 35 shows are scheduled all week in this LIVE extravaganza!

You can be part of this festival (that’s unique in Europe) with your “Pass Ski Concert” ticket – it’s a magic snow’n’music combo!
The “Pass Ski Concert” ticket is available from all ski lift ticket offices in all 12 village-resorts in the Portes du Soleil.
Festival facts:5 major artists who perform on the slopes at 1.30pm (shows start at 12.30pm with a DJ set) + 30 apres-ski gigs in the heart of your resort with up-and-coming acts from the international music scene!

SCHEDULE 2019 :

Sunday 17 March : Gaëtan Roussel - Champéry Les Crosets - 1.30pm
Wednesday 20th March - Ofenbach DJ Set - Avoriaz - 1.30pm
Friday 22 March : Hyphen Hyphen - Châtel - 1.30pm
Saturday 23 March : Charlie Winston - Morgins - 1.30pm

Opening hours

From Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 March 2019.

Services
Prices

Free access. All you need is a ski pass to access the slopes.

The best moments of the 2018 Rock the Pistes festival !

  • 2019 PROGRAM

GAETAN ROUSSEL

Sunday 17th March 2019 - Champéry-Les Crosets

When you mix things up, life is often more interesting – nowhere is this more true than when you hear songs by Gaetan Roussel. It’s also true that this process takes time, an open mind, travelling, learning new things and taking real pleasure in sharing experiences and then seeing what happens. From Paris to Los Angeles, this performing artist – who’s also the lead singer and guitarist of Louise Attaque - has made the most of his international back yard.

While on the other side of the Atlantic ocean he met other writers, composers and producers to collaborate with on his new songs. Together, they crafted a sound, a music born of this original French-American alliance that Roussel has grafted hard to create, mixing his words with theirs, using his penchant for the special groove mix of his Anglo Saxon peers. Those who’ve worked with Rihanna, Beck and even Prince (Justin Stanley, Jonas Myrin) have shared their passion with Gaetan, helped by producers like Dimmi, Antoine Gaillet or Gaetan himself. The result is an unclassifiable neo-pop album that’s addictive and has a vibrant intimacy. It’s set for release in September.

While we wait for this epic arrival, here’s the first extract, HOPE, which gives a taste of what’s to come.


OFENBACH

Wednesday 20th March - Avoriaz

Parisian duo OFENBACH are quickly developing a reputation as one of their nation's hottest new electronic artists.

Recently nominated for Best New Talent by DJ Mag in France and picked for Spotify France's New Talent 2017 playlist, their remixing skills have been called upon by everyone from Bob Sinclar to James Bay, while their mix of Lily & Madeleine's 'Come To Me' is touching 20 million streams at Spotify. Building on that initial momentum, OFENBACH have just dropped their first track for Big Beat Paris with 'Be Mine'.

After already impacting in charts back home - including a #4 position on the iTunes Electronic Chart and a Top 10 entry on Shazam's Futurs Hits - 'Be Mine' looks set to be discovered by a wider international audience in the near future. With 'Be Mine', OFENBACH present a sound that unites two often contradictory sounds as their chilled electro is boosted with flourishes of live instrumentation drawn from their love of rock and blues. Already immediately insistent, 'Be Mine' is completed by a coolly understated lead vocal.

OFENBACH duo Dorian Lo and César de Rummel are childhood friends whose musical adventures were reignited when they delved into the world of deep house in 2014. Since then, their tracks have been rich with laidback, feel-good vibes as demonstrated by 'You Don't Know Me' (with Brodie Barclay), 'What I Want' (with KarlK) and 'Around The Fire', which featured on the 'Crosswalk, Vol. 1' compilation alongside the likes of Kungs and Nicolas Haelg.

OFENBACH now command the attention of over a million monthly listeners at Spotify, while their Monthly Delights mix series at SoundCloud has attracted a cult following for their carefully curated mix of breaking new tracks, hot remixes and old favourites.


HYPHEN HYPHEN

Friday 22nd March - Châtel

Hyphen Hyphen is back!

Although they’re only 24 years old, this young group with their hyper-charged energy are a fine vintage. They’ve had some major achievements already: a first TIMES album with lots of hits: Just Need Your Love and Closer To You, In addition, they’ve picked up a 2016 Victoire de la Musique award (live act newcomer of the year), that’s been backed up by a Europe tour featuring more than 200 dates.

The group has just released their second album, HH, which has already been hailed by critics!


CHARLIE WINSTON

Saturday 23rd March - Morgins

His new single, The Weekend, marks the return of Charlie Winston; this fun, summery ballad that describes how - between Friday night and Monday morning - we become different versions of ourselves. It's just one of the ideas from Charlie Winston's upcoming fourth album, Square 1, which take in themes we've come across before, from the way we live today to more gritty topics, such as political refugees. You could translate Square 1 as a return to Winston's roots. It's set for release in the autumn.

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74390 - Châtel

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