Lift Festival

Top o' the morning to ya! Our shuttle schedule today is as follows.

The Lebanon/Hanover line has begun, the first shuttle was deployed at 11am. The line will have a vehicle running on a continuous loop throughout the day, the cycle time is about 45 minutes. This line services two hotels in Lebanon, NH, The Courtyard Marriott, and The Residence Inn.

The White River Junction Line sent the first shuttle run out at 11am also. The scheduled pickup times for these hotels throughout the day are 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm. 

We will have staff at The Courtyard Marriott in the lobby, and in The Fairfield Inn in the breakfast area until 1pm to sell shuttle passes. 

After the show we will have all available shuttles waiting to get everyone safely home!

On-site parking is limited. We are again offering complimentary parking for any car that arrives with all seatbelt equipped seats full. All other cars will be charged $20. As on site parking begins to fill up we will communicate via our twitter page to make the switch to our overflow parking lot, which is at 51 N. Park Ave, behind Lebanon's City Hall building. Once we start using this location, parking there will be complimentary and serviced by our shuttle system. This location is convenient and close to Whaleback Mountain and will be low impact for our attendees. 

Thanks for an amazing day one! Keep safe, look out for each other, and we'll see you at LIFT!

Hey LIFTies! Getting ready for to get LIFTED? We sure are. We're very excited to welcome Eastern Mountain Sports on board for LIFT Fest, The Elevated Music Experience. They'll be on site all day Saturday with an assortment of Telemark Skis for attendees to demo for free! They'll also be raffling off some swag so stop by their booth!

We've finalized our schedule and this will go up on the website as soon as the art is ready. We'll also be launching day passes when this schedule goes up. Shortly after, the VIP schedule will follow, along with a VIP upgrade ticketing option and day passes for VIP.

Somethign to remember, Whaleback might not be the biggest mountain on the east coast, but it will be the most private. No outside attendees will be on-site for this event, the mountain is all ours! The only crowds you'll be with are those of like-minded people looking for a good time. This is all for the fans, by fans. 

Get your tickets, spread the word, and count down the days to LIFT-off!

Hey friends! Just a reminder that those who have purchased GA tickets between Thursday, February 23rd, and TODAY, Monday, February 27th, are automatically eligible for a free VIP upgrade. Winners will be chosen tomorrow and notified via email. Visit us here to purchase your tickets today!

Stay tuned for our daily schedule and our VIP only lineup! #LIFTfest

Welcome to LIFT!



For the past ten years, Chris Michetti has proven himself a force to be reckoned with in the live music circuit.  The guitar virtuoso has toured extensively with the band Raq, completed a tour with live electronic pioneers the Disco Biscuits, and is currently touring extensively with live electronic supergroup Conspirator. Last year he played at such prestigious electronic festivals as Ultra Music Festival, Nocturnal Music Festival, Electric Forest Fest, and Camp Bisco...
Simply known as Michetti, he has quickly gained attention in the dubstep world for well crafted, hard hitting, intricate bangers.  His sounds are both familiar, and a breath of fresh air, and recently playing shows at the Mayan Holidaze festival in Cancun,Mexico, as well as opening up for Dubstep icon Borgore, it's clear dubstep fans want more of Michetti's unique sound.

Greg D.

Greg D. has one goal when in comes to DJing. To make you boogie! Having played various instruments throughout his life, Greg only began spinning records in 2009. His sound is disco | funk | boogie, a style that combines classic disco sounds of the 70s with funk and house music of the 80s. His sets are filled with fat bass lines, sweeping strings and funky beats, and are sure to have you getting down and moving your feet all night long.


Hey friends! Start planning for LIFT by starting a group chat using GroupMe! Start a group with your friends via, or on their smart phone app to be eligible for VIP upgrades and MORE!

About GroupMe

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GroupMe was founded by Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci in the Summer of 2010, inspired by a project conceived at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon.

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HUGE discount on LIFT tickets! -  February 10, 2012

Hey LIFTIES! Now is the time to buy your tickets to LIFT because we're offering a two for one deal. To take advantage of this deal, go to our ticketing page and enter the code "SPRAYPAINT". A new ticketing option will appear called "Two for one LIFT special".

For every one (1) ticket you select in the drop-down box and purchase, there will be two (2) tickets waiting under your name at will call. This promotion will run until Monday 2/13, or until this allotment runs out. If there are any questions please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay safe and get LIFTED!

You asked for it, you got it! For a very limited time we will offer 2 day GA and VIP "music only" tickets. We realize some of you don't ride and might still want to come get LIFTed! Don't sleep, we won't keep this offer up for long! We did, however, leave the shuttle pass option at a discount to give our new purchasers an opportunity to take advantage of this great deal!


Check out all of our ticketing options here!

Hey friends of LIFT, The Elevated Music Experience, how are you today? First of all, thank you so much for your support and patience. The team over here at LIFT has been working overtime to make a festival for YOU, the fans and the ones who have been paying attention. We hope you like the lineup because this festival is truly for the fans, by the fans. We want this to be an event that our LIFTies can identify and grow with. 

Check out the travel page for some hotel recommendations. We will be running SAFE and affordable shuttles to and from our recommended hotels. For a limited time these shuttle passes are only $35 per person. This means that it's only going to cost you $8.75 each way if you buy now. Tell your friends, cause the price will go up soon.

Buy your shuttle passes and tickets to LIFT here!

We're just so thrilled with the whole team who has been working on this event, but we have to pay a special mention to Learned Evolution. They have really done a bang up job with his amazing website and have been there to help us establish this brand with care and kindness every step of the way. 

Lastly, we'd like to dedicate our sense of joy and accomplishment to the memory of Frank Esposito. He was a beautiful and kind man, husband, grandfather, and father. Everything we do at LIFT will be to celebrate his life. He will be missed very much.

So this all being said, ready, set, get LIFTed!!!


About LIFT -  January 16, 2012

About LIFT Festival

The 2012 LIFT Festival is your first taste of a brand new, two-day, elevated music experience in the heart of New Hampshire Ski Country. Its founders and organizers are a friendly team of veteran music fans at heart. LIFT Festival organizers have attended every major U.S. festival as both patrons and staff members, and are dedicated to delivering a welcoming, unique winter music experience that they’ll love just as much as you do.

About Whaleback Mountain

Whaleback Mountain is intertwined with the proud tradition of New England skiing that dates back a hundred years, with New Hampshire being called the cradle of U.S. Alpine skiing. Whaleback Mountain LLC was created in 2005 by Evan Dybvig, Frank Sparrow, and Dylan Goodspeed, with the mission to create a year round action sports facility. In the winter, Whaleback is a ski & snowboard resort, with classic New England skiing and riding mixed with action sports features.  In the summer, Whaleback hosts a wide variety of sports and camps for paintball, inline skating, skateboarding, pit bikes, BMX, mountain bikes and a skate park in Hartford, VT. 

LIFT Festival, the two-day elevated music experience, has confirmed the first round of performers for LIFT Fest at Whaleback Mountain in the heart of New Hampshire’s Ski Country, March 16-17, 2012. Featuring slope-side, outdoor music, the inaugural LIFT Festival offers patrons the unique opportunity to enjoy first-class live music in a picturesque setting - hand in hand with their favorite winter sports.

 The festival lineup includes: Ghostland Observatory, Conspirator, Paper Diamond, Orchard Lounge, Danger, Break Science, The Indobox, Alpha Data, AIMES, and the McLovins. Additional artist announcements are forthcoming.

 All ticketing options include two days of music and Whaleback lift tickets, and are available now at: (TICKETING WEBSITE LINK HERE). Tickets begin at $150 for a 2-day music and ski pass. 2-day VIP music and ski tickets are available for $225, and include: indoor lounge access, access to a private cash bar, VIP-only music sets, a VIP-only viewing area, a limited edition festival poster, VIP laminate, and complimentary shuttle access.

 The LIFT Festival will be held at Whaleback Mountain, conveniently located alongside Interstate 89 in Enfield, NH. Whaleback Mountain is 2 hours from Boston, 1.5 from Burlington, VT, 5 hours from New York City, and is just 15 minutes from White River Junction, VT where 89 meets Interstate 91.

 Travel and shuttle packages from CID Entertainment will be announced soon!

 Stay tuned to for more exciting announcements about the Harpoon Beer Garden and more up until the festival.

Confirmed LIFT Festival Artists

Ghostland Observatory
Paper Diamond

Orchard Lounge
Break Science
The Indobox
Alpha Data