Rock The Pistes 2017 Line Up Confirmed
If you're looking for even more live performances throughout Snowboxx, be sure to check out the Rock The Pistes Festival, which takes place across the vast area of the Portes Du Soleil region throughout the week and as a Snowboxx guest, comes at no extra cost! Every day, a hidden stage will be revealed where you'll find performances from some of the best in UK & French talent. This year, we've got a captivatingly eclectic line up of wonderful musicians that are guaranteed to rock the pistes to the max including:
Rag 'N' Bone Man
A melting pot of genres; combining Hip-Hop, Blues & Soul, Rory Graham aka Rag 'N' Bone Man has become one of 2017's most hotly tipped new artists. Already a winner of the prestigious BRIT Critics Choice award and runner up in the coveted BBC Sound of 2017, his debut single 'Human' has topped the charts in a number of countries across Europe, securing Gold status shortly after in Germany, Sweden, Belgium and more. After inking a deal with Columbia Records and a highly anticipated debut album due later this year, we're incredibly excited to welcome Rag 'N' Bone Man to Avoriaz.
Influenced by Hip-Hop, Funk, Dub, Reggae and Jazz, French Trip-Hop collective Chinese Man are known to provide the ultimate party experience with their live shows and respective albums. The collective gained wider reaching notoriety after their record 'I've Got That Tune' was used in a commercial for Mercedes-Benz in 2007. That popularity soon hit further reaching Asian countries after the French Film Festival in Hong Kong used the track as its official theme. With Chinese Man, Hip-Hop is at the core of what they do, but don't fret; there's a little something for everybody with this band.
London-born, singer-songwriter Julian Perretta has toured the globe with the likes of Beyoncé, Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse with his unique blend of soulful, pop-infused sounds. Despite hedging his own formidable career, he found greater success with world renown producer Zhu on his breakout single 'Faded' in 2014, which landed in the top 3 in the UK & Australia and the top 10 in many countries across Europe. His recent single 'Miracle' with Belgian producer Lost Frequencies has seen similar success, reaching number 1 in over 14 countries already.
With over 25 years of musical experience, French Rock band Matmatah are no strangers to performing to sell-out audiences. With five critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Matmatah have also secured a strong following in Asia, where they have extensively toured in previous years. In 2008, the band announced an indefinite hiatus but in late 2016 confirmed they were reforming for their first run of live shows in eight years, including a highly anticipated appearance at the Rock The Pistes festival in March.
Parisian Electro Swing band Caravan Palace's strength lies in the band's mutual love for electronic music. The seven-piece outfit were performing long before releasing their self-titled debut album in 2008, which upon release, received praise for its use of traditional jazz inclinations; further echoed by it's performance across the European album charts. Now on their third album and with highly celebrated appearances on the iconic BBC show Later... With Jools Holland and The Jonathan Ross Show, we're honoured to welcome Caravan Palace and their inimitable sound to the pistes of Portes Du Soleil!