Powabunga dance music festival announces Vail 2021 lineup


Powabunga returns to Ford Park in Vail, Colorado, December 9-12 for four epic days and nights of live music and mountain activities. Powabunga has announced the final 2021 lineup, which includes Rüfüs Du Sol, Elderbrook, Bob Moses, Chanel Tres, Vintage Culture, LP Giobbi, Taches, Channel Tres, N2N, Julia Sandstrom, Gavlak, Chris Cauldron, Golden, Housewife, Max Baum, and Haasy. Powabunga specializes in recruiting the best dance music from some of the best names in the world of indie dance, funk house, electronics and beyond.

“We’re taking this year to a new level. Our goal for Powabunga is to marry music and mountains in a way that creates a much deeper experience than just going to a concert,” said Austin Gavlak, founder of Powabunga. “We create a special and immersive environment and bring together a variety of activities that elicit a true visceral response. Powabunga is designed to expand your mind and heart, and we aim to make everyone feel inspired when the event is over. “

Ticket holders can expect to be transported to a snow-capped dance hall with various mountain activities, stunning music programming, interactive art installations and, most importantly, a community of music and mountain enthusiasts sharing the same ideas. Gavlak, a Vail resident for 10 years, draws inspiration from Berlin, Barcelona and Black Rock City to liven up the streets of Vail Village. Powabunga also prides itself on having sustainability at the forefront of production design, leaving Vail Village with a minimal carbon footprint once the festival is over.

“I am blown away and proud of the community that we have cultivated over the years and I am delighted to bring everyone together once again for a world class experience in the Rocky Mountains,” said Gavlak.

Attendees are encouraged to follow Powabunga on Instagram and Facebook @powabungafestival for more information on lineup announcements and more. Further details on the nightly after-parties at the John A. Dobson Rink hosted by the Buckhorn Social Club and Ski House, Gavlak’s other experiential projects, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Please visit www.powabunga.com for updates, to purchase tickets and to view the full 2021 lineup.


Gerald R. Schneider