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Event details

You must exchange your tickets for a festival wristband. Your ticket or booking confirmation will not gain you access to any of the events. The accreditation venue is:

Pirin 75 Bar

75 Pirin Street


It will be open throughout the festival from 10am to 10pm from Friday 22nd March. Please present your ID with your ticket.

New Music Festival Hits Bulgaria’s Slopes

The UK’s hottest acts will be heading to Europe’s coolest slopes for the first ever Horizon Festival; a hedonistic week of underground Electronic music, set against the breathtaking, snow-covered Pirin mountains of south western Bulgaria.

This unique music experience will transform Bulgaria’s premier winter sports resort, Bankso, a hotbed of nightlife in itself, into a festival lovers’ dream, from 23rd - 29th March 2013. Horizon Festival offers 6 days of parties featuring cutting edge producers and DJs from across the UK playing music across the electronic spectrum from Dubstep  to 80s House, Techno to Garage & Dance to Hip Hop. If the music isn’t enough, Horizon also offers the tantalising prospect of over 70 kilometres of quality ski slopes to explore, with enough drop and run to satisfy the most dedicated powder enthusiasts.

Every day from noon to dusk an exciting mix of underground DJs will host mountain raves in bars across the slopes - descend from party to party, catching the stimulating sounds of Future Garage from Dark Sky or dance floor friendly Disco from Casino Times, strains of heady, ethereal bass music from Maribou State or Phaeleh’s inimitable style of cinematic electronic music. Discover favourite acts and secret shindigs along the way and party into the early hours each night with the best value Après ski that any slopes have to offer; with such low prices throughout Bankso’s countless nightclubs and bars (beers cost £2), there’s no reason to go to bed!

Horizon is the only entirely DJ-led snow festival of its kind and partygoers can expect to hear plenty of forward-thinking electronic music throughout the week. Curated by one of the Co-Founders and Director of Croatia’s Outlook and Dimensions festivals, Jack Robinson, the line up includes industry favourites such as Alex Arnout & Klosse One, as well as relatively new to the scene and ‘undiscovered’ acts like Route 94 and Max Chapman. Full line up available on request and further announcements still to be made.

Unlike its eye wateringly expensive Alpine counterparts, Horizon Festival provides fantastic value for money, with packages that include accommodation, ski pass and festival pass, starting at just £256 per person.  With easy resort transfers and plenty of direct flights available from the UK to Sofia, Horizon is an effortless, economical and exhilarating way to finish the ski season in style and the perfect option for Easter holidays.

In its first year, Horizon is set to change the ski festival scene, providing high quality music in a boutique setting, offering a fresh outlook with an undiscovered backdrop, creating the ultimate snow party experience.

Horizon Festival

Evening and Night Set times
(Daytime sets TBC)

Saturday 23rd March – Festival Warm Up

Arena  1
Electric Mind Take Over

Maribou State
Dolan Bergin
Electric Minds Djs

Arena  2
Spangland Take Over

Spang DJs

Sunday 24th March

Apres Ski – Flight Rhythm Takeover

Arena  1
Trouble Vision vs Tief

Casino Times    
Mr Solid Gold   

Arena  2
Hit&Run Takeover (late)
Rich Reason      
MC Strategy

Raygun Youth Takeover (early)
Soap Dodgers
Joe Raygun
Arena 3
Selective Hearing vs Flight Rhythm
Rattus Rattus

Franck Bombard
Flight Rhythm DJ's
Selective Hearing DJ’s  

Monday 25th March

Mountain Mainstage
Reggae Roast
Throwing Snow                                              

Arena  1
Elevate Takeover

1000 names                      
Liubo Ursiny
Nick Nikolov

Arena  2

Shapes vs Trix
Mark E
Guy Andrews
Max Chapman
Shapes Djs
Secret Arena
KiGU Takeover
Secret Guest
Raffle Mafia and Bingo Banton

Tuesday 26th March

Apres Ski – Cheeba AV Show

Arena  1
Vagabondz vs Carbon

Maison Sky

Arena  2

                Takeover (late)               
Route 94
Royce Rolls
Troupe DJ’s

Pack London Takeover (early) 
Secret Arena
School Records Takeover
Klose One

Wednesday 27th March

Mountain Mainstage
Crazy P
Dark Sky
Maribou State 

Arena  1

Flux Takeover
Crazy P
Ben Pearce       
Jacques Adda

Arena  2

Ran$om Note vs The Pool
Eric Duncan
Soft Rocks
Young Marco
Hannah Holland
Dan Beaumont
Arena  2
Sample vs Save the Pony
Mike Gill
Em Williams
Elson David

Thursday 28th March

Apres Ski – We Represent Takeover

Arena  1
You Are We vs Resonance
Alex Arnout
No Artificial Colours
Jonny Cruz
Ashley Wild
Mark Jenkyns
Max Chapman
Callum Hammett

Arena  2

Hyponik (late)
Throwing Snow
Darling Farah

Audio Doughnuts (early)

Dark Sky
Leon Vynehall
Audio Doughnuts DJ’s

Friday 29th March – Festival Closing Party

Arena  1
True Badness Takeover

Tommy Gun


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/horizonfestivalbulgaria
Twitter: @HorizonFestival

For more information about Horizon Festival, please contact:
Anna Sharp
t) 07801 283 045
e) anna@asharppr.com

Notes to Editors:

Frequent daily flights to Sofia from Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton. This route is serviced by EasyJet, British Airways, Bulgaria Air & Wizz Air.
Ryan Air flies to Plovdiv from Stansted twice a week
Horizon will be an affiliate to Skyscanner

Bankso is 3hours from both Sofia and Plovdiv Airports.
Transfers are available between both airports Friday-Sunday only. Transfers cost £40 return.
Guests will be contacted 1 month prior to the event to confirm flight numbers and pick up times.
There are also public bus services available from Sofia
Car rental starts at £55 from https://www.economycarhire.com/

All packages are for 6 nights with 5-Day Ski Pass and Festival Pass
All accommodation includes use of pool or spa
Additional nights & transfers can be purchased at booking
Ski hire can be purchased at booking for £16 a day
Banking Charges Apply to All Costs

Package    Hotel    Cost p/p    Website
Self Catering    All Seasons Bankso    £256    http://www.allseasonsbansko.com/
4* Self Catering    Belmont        http://www.belmontbansko.com/
3 Star B&B    Hotel Mura    £323 (based on 3 people sharing)    Trip Advisor Page: http://tiny.cc/jmbnow
4* B&B    Hotel  Bankso    £339 based on 3 people sharing    http://www.bulgaria-hotels.com/en/bansko/bansko-hotel/
5* B&B    Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena    £499 (based on 2 people sharing)    http://www.kempinski.com/en/bansko/hotel-grand-arena/welcome/

Bansko is the most popular and modern ski resorts in Eastern Europe and boasts a lively nightlife. The resort is located approximately 160km from the countries’ capital Sofia. Bansko is situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage since1983), which offers a beautiful backdrop to this traditional and culturally rich town.

Height of the resort: 925 m    Total length of ski runs: 70 km    Direction of slopes: North
Highest skiing area: 2600 m    Longest run: 7 km