STRATTON — Two of the biggest names in electronic dance music will be spinning tunes slope side at a festival promising both sports and music.
"We're super excited about it," said Cassie Russo, social media and communications coordinator at Stratton Mountain Resort.
Minus Zero Winter Sports and Music Festival is heading to Stratton with deadmau5 scheduled for Saturday and Kaskade for Sunday. Tickets are available at minuszerofestival.com and can be obtained the day of the event as long as they do not sell out. Prices span from $99 to $159 for weekend passes. A single-day VIP pass costs $185. Other packages include lift tickets.
The stage will be set up at the base area near Stratton's ski and snowboard school. VIP tickets allow attendees to watch the show from the deck of the resort's restaurant and bar Grizzly's. Besides skiing and snowboard, indoor cycling, yoga, and cardio tennis sessions are scheduled throughout the weekend.
"We have about a little over a dozen artists. We're expecting at least 2,000 people coming per day," Russo said.
Pierce Fulton, who grew up in Stratton, will be performing on Saturday. Acts before him include DJ Ragoza, Imposter, Luke Alexander, Dude N Guy and Mike Chach. Later, Serge Devant, Gorgon City and Attlas will perform before deadmau5 hits the stage.
Sunday will see performances by Anamoly, Bamboora, Fiction of Red, Voltran, Sam Allan, Casey Allan, Tony Arzadon, Thomas Jack and Kaskade.
Music starts at noon and ends at 10 p.m. on both nights with an after party featuring Anamoly and Casey Kiss from 11 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.
Stratton is a perfect fit for Minus Zero since the resort books live music for every Friday and Saturday in the winter and about once a week during the summer, Russo said while also pointing to the "great clientele" of young people coming from Albany, N.Y., area.
The festival's dates at Winter Park in Colorado were cancelled.
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