Freeze festival is back

19th August 2010, by Chris Gill

Freeze Battersea 2009

Freeze Battersea 2009

Gear up for some autumn chill: the banks of London’s River Thames at Battersea Power Station will be transformed into a ‘ski resort’ for three days in October to bring you one of the biggest pre-season snow and music gigs not in the Alps.

Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders will be at the Freeze Festival 2010, in action on the specially constructed 32m high x 100m long slopes. The main freestyle feature is the Battle of Britain competition, but there will be big air events too – all encased in a top musical line-up to have you groovin’ all the way to the slopes come winter.

It is the third year that London will host the Freeze Festival, which combines all the fun of top-level competition and top bands. There will be everything you expect in a ski resort atmosphere, from après-ski bars to gear shopping stalls.

Top comps

For skiers the Freeze means the Battle of Britain and International Freestyle Big Air events. For snowboarders, the highlight is the LG London Big Air competition – which counts on the FIS Snowboard World Cup circuit. Boarders get the Battle of Britain contest too, and they’ll be leaping and twisting off a huge artificial snow jump that stands at around 17m. So, there should be some terrific action if you can get yourself down to Battersea in October.

Top sounds

Whether you have heard of these musical talents or not, expect a good boogie. Headlining the main stage on Saturday 30 October is Mark Ronson and the Business International. On Friday you’ll get the Scratch Perverts, Krafty Kuts and MC Dynamite, Roni Size and more … Pendulm DJ Set will take over on Sunday.


The Freeze Festival takes place from 29 to 31 October 2010. Tickets are now on sale: it costs £93 for an adult three-day pass, or individual tickets from £40 for a day (or £22.50 to join in after work on the Friday night).

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