Unless you’re somewhere like Southern California, your New Year’s Eve is going to be pretty cold. So instead of partying outside in the snow, head over to Minnesota… wait, hear us out.

Snowta NYE is the Midwest’s largest indoor New Year’s Eve music festival, and this year’s lineup is absolutely stunning. At the core of this one-of- a-kind indoor festival are musical performances by bass-heavyweight Excision, who will be bringing his Paradox stage with him for the occasion; also performing will be Pretty Lights (Live)Gucci ManePost Malone, and Ganja White Night. From top to bottom, the artist lineup features some of the top national (and regional) electronic, hip-hop and jam band talents.

Beyond just the lineup, Snowta will also unveil a snowboard rail jam, pro skateboarding exhibition, alien laser tag, and human bowling, making this festival one of the best overall experiences for your money this year. Last year, the festival drew 5,000 people over one day, and based on their success (and rave reviews), the producers decided to expand this year’s event to two days. Its rapid growth and unique mix of music, art, culture and activities has made Snowta NYE one of the standout emerging music festivals in a very crowded scene.

To celebrate Snowta’s 2017 New Year’s Eve line-up, the festival has teamed up with Your EDM for a special New Year’s Eve Flyaway Sweepstakes! One winner and a guest will be treated to a very special New Year’s Eve trip to Snowta, including roundtrip airfare, hotel, VIP passes, and a backstage artist meet and greet and NYE toast! For your chance to win, enter below.

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“We have produced the largest EDM NYE event in Minnesota since 2010,” says producer Alex Heiligman, “and we finally grew out of venues in the area and needed to find something bigger to match the demand. We have long talked about trying to fuse the amazing Hip-Hop and EDM communities here and thought of no better date to do it than the most celebrated night of the year in a true indoor festival setting.”

Last year, Snowta NYE established itself with a lineup that featured performances by Big Gigantic, Tipper, Infected Mushroom, Waka Flocka Flame and local favorites Prof, Bobby Raps, and Beak Nasty. In addition to this year’s chart-topping headliners and an undercard jam packed with artists that are thriving in their own lanes, Snowta NYE will make people’s jaws drop with the main stage production. Zack Chazin, the Snowta team’s lead talent buyer, says, “We are stoked to have teamed with Excision’s Paradox production crew to curate the main stage lighting and sound to be used by all main stage artists on both days.”

Chazin adds, “Pretty Lights will be supplementing the Paradox rig with his own lighting production which will truly make for a one-of-a-kind Pretty Lights performance. Excisions’ Paradox performance will also have some exclusive surprises that will make for one EPIC ball drop. Minneapolis can be a cold place in the winter, but Snowta’s experiential mix of music, art, tech, and play will do more than its share to heat things up.”

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