Rise Festival 2019: The French Alps are calling!


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RISE – The Alpine ski festival with adventure, well being and mountain top parties has announced final lineup and activity program for 2019.

The Winter Season opener, Rise Festival is fast approaching – 14th – 21st December. Kick off your Christmas festivities in the Winter Wonderland resort of Les Deux Alpes, France. The latest announcement includes full details of the World of Rise Festival Village, Reset and Recharge Sanctuary and tantalizing food and adventure experiences that make this such a unique getaway. All this comes on top of already announced superstars such as Chase & Status, Solardo, Michael Bibi, Horse Meat Disco, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club and Bongo’s Bingo who all play in the magical locations of the Snow Stage, Alpine Main Stage and Rise Arena, making this an unrivaled winter music holiday experience, all from just £259 including a 6-day lift pass.

Rise Festival gets the Christmas party started and you can choose to finish it in whatever way you see fit. There is so much going on you can navigate your own unique adventure, mix up high octane soundtracks, pulse raising winter sports, unrivaled skiing and snowy adventures with soul soothing glacial views and belly warming food and drink. And, of course, it all comes with carefully curated stages in some magical locations around the mountains, glaciers and village itself.

What makes Rise so special is the festive cheer and Christmas spirit generated in the crystal clear mountain air. From the moment you set foot in this winter wonderland you’ll be filled with the excitement of a kid the night before Santa arrives. Every single day of the festival, the World of Rise venues get a magical Christmas makeover. Special competitions, endless tinsel and the very best in festive fancy dress. Classic Christmas tunes will be be flowing through the mountains on the lead up to the Rise Christmas Day on Thursday 19th December. Promising a day bursting with seasonal Savoie tasty treats, mountain fun and games, snow adventures, epic shows and merry dancing under the mistletoe; all guaranteed to make for an unforgettable white Christmas Party on top of the World.

Skied too hard? Danced too late? Need to escape for a while? All new for 2019 is a chill out Reset and Recharge Sanctuary on the ice capped glacial mountain top. This is a cozy haven that invites you in with a welcoming hand and offers somewhere to relax amongst a tastefully styled, hygge-like bar and deck with sheepskin rugs, warm sound and stunning alpine views. The sanctuary offers reset activities such as glacier yoga, healthy high breathe work classes with Richie Bostock, massage, a Bloody Mary bar (alcohol free virgin mary’s also available), hot chocolate den, cozy corner and much more.

Once you’re set to go again there is a fantastic mix of venues that make up the World of Rise Festival Village which encompasses handpicked venue partners, bars, restaurants and other local offerings. From cutting edge cool to throwback fun, hearty eats to zesty drinks, the World of Rise has you covered. There is the tasty Rise Gin Bar at Jukeboxx, the Craft Beer Emporium at Polar Bear Pub, the Guilty Pleasures Den at Yeti and notorious Smithy’s Tavern with its throwback jams and old school sounds. Enjoy a festive group boozy lunch at the Rise Lunch Lodge, and for those who have the energy there is The After Party at Avalanche Club. The Big Breakfast at The Spot will help you recover while secret cheesey music lovers will be excited by the Nostalgia Takeovers at Mini Bar, and as if all that isn’t enough The Genepi Cave at Sylvain’s and The Rise Hub at Saloon provide further places to explore, enjoy and escape to.

There is so much to do at Rise away from skiing and dancing you won’t be able to pack everything in, but will certainly enjoy some brand new experiences. This might include The Snow Games hosted by Team GB athletes which sees fun-seeking competitors and overzealous contenders laugh and fall amongst the snowy terrain all in the name of great entertainment. From building snowmen and ski boot dance offs to the Ski Olympics and a snowball dodge ball, you name it, the Rise Mountain has it.

Les Deux Alpes, France

To keep energy levels up there is a wealth of Rise Feast & Drink Experiences to tantalize your senses including Alpine Bubbles Brunch with Instagrammable French finesse and Prosecco all served up as you drink in the incredible scenery of Les Deux Alpes glacier fields. Barrels and Boards mixes up handpicked wines of the region and heavenly local cheeses and is hosted by a fantastic story telling local. Add in Festive Mountain Feasts with tartiflette, raclette, fondue and all the yummy gooey delights of the French, and the Hot Tipple Hut at the Rise Main Stage for drink aficionados with its festive craft beers, hot wine and cider plus hot chocolate with a kick and you have a mix of fun, food and drink fit for Snow royalty.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro on the slopes or you’re just starting out on the snow and think that après is more your scene, Rise Festival makes sure it caters for everyone’s needs and can soothe your soul after a hard day on the hills or test your stamina if you’re heading straight out to party. Unrivaled nighttime festival shenanigans meet snow and adventure in breath-taking surroundings. It’s a sure-fire epic week in a guaranteed snowy utopia – the Winter season opener, Party on Top of the World and a perfect Christmas love-in.

Rise 2018 Aftermovie

Festival tickets including six day lift pass are now priced at £259 and are available at www.risefestival.co.uk.

14th – 21st December 2019

Festival ticket + 6-day lift pass – From £239
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Les Deux Alpes, Isère, France
(aka Les 2 Alpes)

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