Minus Zero the Hero (Of Festival Season, That Is)

Photo Credit: Olivia Lamonte

It’s been a week since those who were fortunate enough to attend stepped foot onto Mt. Snow for Minus Zero, and if you haven’t seen the footage, it was one for the books. A rare amount of snow fell over the weekend, making it the perfect weather and atmosphere for a festival that sets itself apart from the rest by offering snowboarding and skiing throughout the event. Headliners such as Odesza, Zeds Dead, Tipper, and Rezz brought the heat to a winter wonderland over three days.

The fresh snow was a huge plus for those who brought their gear to the mountain, but it also lent a hand to a spectacular nighttime display – between the lasers the snowflakes transformed into a breathtaking parade of glitter and confetti. The production alone sets Minus Zero up to be one of this year’s best, with lasers and visual screens that you would expect to see at a much larger festival. From what we gathered, they really stepped up their game in terms of their overall setup and production, and it did not go unnoticed.

Music could be heard as you cruised down the mountain; you could quite literally slide into the viewing area of the stage as you made your way off the slopes. If you weren’t quite feeling the low temperatures for all hours of the day, there was plenty of room indoors to escape the bitter cold – unlike winter festivals we’ve seen in the past. Those who made it to the mountain early on Sunday were in for a real treat; a sunrise set took place at 3,500 feet with some melodic beats that took the beautiful souls in attendance for a mesmerizing ride. If you weren’t lucky enough to attend, it’s probably because you were at one of the amazing after parties that went until 2am (after parties that were included with your ticket purchase, might we add).

Between the art installations, prize drawings, the good quality food, free shuttles, the production and sound, and the perfect snow filled weekend, Minus Zero absolutely shattered expectations.

If you missed out, we can guarantee that this year’s MZ will be talked about for the rest of festival season, until MZ 2019 comes around to blow our minds all over again, that is. If you don’t believe us, watch the below clip as Zeds Dead, literally one man down, still delivered a mind crunching set.

Video Credit: Joe Walker

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