As usual, those in charge in the alpine lifestyle metropolis have insisted on combining optimal winter sports conditions with world-class entertainment this year again.
Deep Purple follows in the footsteps of a galaxy of superstars who have entertained skiers and boarders in the Austrian resort's traditional Top of the Mountain gig. Long time 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, Alicia Keys, Gossip, The Killers,Roxette, Mariah Carey and The Scorpions.
For more than 40 years now, the British rockband has been breathing new life into hard rock with their unique style. The electronic organ is an integral element of their songs. Convergences between rock, classic music and blues are a distinct feature of their music, setting them apart from classic hard rock bands such as Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. Their rock anthems range from "Smoke On the Water" and "Fireball" to "Strange Kind of a Woman" and the classic ballad "Child in Time".
Thanks to the high-altitude location between 1,400 and 2,900 metres, good skiing conditions in Ischgl are ensured until the beginning of May. Especially in spring, the area is very popular with skiing and snowboarding fans for enjoying sunshine skiing. No wonder, as the Playstation Vita Ischgl Snowpark, freeride options and first-class events make Ischgl a varied and eventful winter sports resort well beyond its borders: 238 kilometres of slopes all the way to Swiss Samnaun and state-of-the-art facilities are par for the course in Ischgl.