Boards by day, beats by night

Clash were out chillin' on the hills and getting dope on the slopes at this year’s 10th annual Snowboming festival.

The event was surely the best example in the history of the ‘boards by day, beats by night’ ethos of Snowbombing, with storming sets from 2 Many DJs in The Forest area (replacing headliner Fatboy Slim who had to cancel due to his recent rehab problems), Grandmaster Flash rocking an underground tennis club, dance don Lindstrom, and then Heidi letting loose in basement venue The Arena.

The Noisettes' Shingai nearly took the roof off the XBox Social doing a live RockBand link-up with Just Jack in the UK through the power of XBox Live. And the traditionally tumultuous street party saw hordes of fancily dressed revellers rocking to the sounds of human beatbox wonder Beardyman and the comedy capers of The Cuban Brothers. Kyle Falconer from The View apparently fell off stage four songs into his own show... so you can imagine the carnage that ensued all week...

Clash topped Snowbombing '09 off with the daytime closing party at the has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed Arctic Disco, a network of igloos 10,000 feet up on the snowy rooftop of the Austrian Alps. There, Beardyman treated the VIP crowd to an impromptu burst of beatbox wizardry, Mr Hudson provided Snowbombing’s first-ever full live set at the top of the mountains, and DJ demons - the northern soul legend Greg Wilson and head honcho of house Jon Carter, as well as our own Clash DJs - dropped enough bombs to send everyone back down to earth in an avalanche of euphoria... ably assisted with just ‘nuff glueveins and schnappes...

Check out our exclusive videos from the Clash party as well as our gallery from that event and the best shows across the week.

Watch this space for more blogs and interviews with the stars of Clash’s week in Austria.

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Read Adam Park's review of the event

View a photo gallery from Clash's party

View a gallery of some of the bands and DJs who appeared at Snowbombing

View a gallery capturing the schenanigans at the Snowbombing street party

Read interviews with Mr Hudson, Jon Carter and Greg Wilson at the event

Watch clips of Beardyman and Mr Hudson in action at the Clash party

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