Monday, November 22, 2010

Gossip to launch Ischgl's winter season this Weekend

Ischgl is providing again a brilliant start to the coming winter season: Post-Punk Indie rock band Gossip headed by the 100 kilo leading lady Beth Ditto will provide a high-volume opener to the winter season next Saturday 27th November 2010 at the legendary "Top of the Mountain Opening Concert". Karl Lagerfeld named Beth Ditto as a style icon on account of her highly individual, self-assured manner. Musical support for Ditto is provided by band members Nathan Howdeshell (bass/guitar) and Hannah Blilie (drums).
Mega concert in the Alps: 20,000 people, an amount of people usually only found in a city stadium, rock every year when Ischgl kicks off the ski season with its legendary event. Fourteen years ago, Ischgl decided to put its entire advertising and marketing budget into staging two massive concerts a year to open and close the winter season. Elton John was the first star to feature in the Tirolean resort's now famous season closing concerts, back in 1995. Since then the resort has hosted Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Sting, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Atomic Kitten, Peter Gabriel, The Corrs, Alanis Morissette, Lionel Richie, Pink, the Scissor Sisters, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Elton John again, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Alicia Keys. Guesting this year in Ischgl is none other than Gossip, who will quite literally get the open-air stage in the middle of the town centre rocking on 27th November 2010 - leading the way is Beth Ditto, the brash 100 kilo front lady of the US band, who Karl Lagerfeld named as a style icon on account of her highly individual, self-assured manner. Musical support for Ditto is provided by band members Nathan Howdeshell (bass/guitar) and Hannah Blilie (drums), who get fans going with hits like ‘Heavy Cross' and ‘Love Long Distance'.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. Anyone who wants to be there doesn't have to buy any expensive tickets - entry is free with a valid ski pass. Two winter adventures are on the agenda - on the piste during the day and at the concert in the evening. Winter athletes can take to the pistes in Ischgl the day before, since skiing starts up here on 26th November - with the best snow conditions, 238 kilometres of pistes, 41 lift facilities and many new features in the ski area.

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