Competition/Festival Preview: London Freeze @ Battersea Power Station

By ClaireG Last edited 110 months ago
Competition/Festival Preview: London Freeze @ Battersea Power Station

Freeze 08 ski low.jpg The London Freeze festival returns to Battersea Power Station at the end of the month complete with competitions, over 450 tonnes of real snow and a two stage line up guaranteed to get you jumping around enough to keep your feet toasty.

The power station played host to the first ever freeze festival last year drawing impressive crowds and with organisers expecting 10,000 daily visitors this year they have sorted out plenty of piste related activities to authenticate London's Val d'Isere! A 32 metre high slope will take centre stage where pro skiers and snowboarders battle it out for various accolades including the Snowboard World Cup, 'Spin to win' competition, Freestyle Ski Big Air and Ski Best Trick competition.

Off piste there are alpine themed bars and of course, the two main music stages where the impressive line up includes Friday night headliners Orbital and Eagles of Death Metal, on Saturday night Friendly Fires and King Blues and on Sunday Audio Bullys and secretsundaze. If you are partial to a bit of dressing up Saturday night is also a retro themed Halloween party.

Weekend passes are available at a very reasonable £85 and for those who shy away from a bit of frostbite you can also get daily tickets. We know Londonist readers are harder than that though so we've got a pair of weekend tickets to give away, completely for free! All you need to do is email us, londonist at gmail.com with London Freeze in the subject line and the correct answer to the following question; who was 2008's Snowboard World Cup Champion? We'll pick the lucky winner on Tuesday 20th.

London Freeze festival, Battersea Power Station runs from 30th Oct - 1st Nov, tickets £85 weekend, £35 daily. For more information visit the London Freeze website.

Last Updated 15 October 2009