Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Robbie Williams To Close Winter Season in Ischgl


Ischgl, the Tirolean resort has built a reputation for having top global superstars perform at the start and end of its winter season and this year will not disappoint: Robbie Williams will perform at 2,300 meters when he hits Ischgl Village in Austria for the Top Of The Mountain Concert on 3rd May 2014.
Right in the heart of the ski area, "Robbie" with his full Big Band will play and present their new number-one album "Swings Both Ways" on the giant open-air stage.
It'll be hot and cold, it'll be jazzy, it'll be legendary: At the Top of the Mountain Concert on 3 May 2014, megastar Robbie Williams will take to the world-famous Idalp-stage at 2,300 meters altitude. That alone would be enough for most. But not for the lifestyle metropolis of the Alps. Thus the exceptional entertainer will be bringing his entire Big Band with him to the ski area. Before an impressive alpine backdrop, he will present his new album "Swings Both Ways" and lend his unique sound to the season finale. The set will include: Classics such as "Minnie The Moocher", a new version of "Supreme" and his latest hit "Go Gentle". Whether "Robbie" will take to the skis himself in the Silvretta Arena remains to be seen. One thing is for sure: The charismatic singer will melt more than just the snow in Ischgl. He should be a bit excited though, as a jazz-pop concert on the peaks of the Alps is a first even for this megastar with 17 Brit-Awards and more than 70 million albums sold.
The concert begins at 13:00. Advance sales of day-ski passes for 3 May will begin according to availability on 7 April 2014. These will cost 115 Euro. A 2-day-ski pass/3-day-ski pass, available only with a TVB Paznaun-Ischgl or Samnaun Guest Card, and which includes the concert on 3 May, is available for 125 Euro/135 Euro.
Robbie Williams 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, The Scorpions, Deep Purple and Nickelback.
The 2013/14 season is a very special one for Ischgl, as the world-famous valley celebrates two anniversaries that have been instrumental in shaping the history of skiing. Apart from the 50th anniversary of the Silvretta Cable Car, 2014 will see the 20th anniversary of the big Top of the Mountain Concerts since Elton John first sang on the Idalp in 1995. On these occasions, the company wanted to provide guests with a definite highlight. In a series of talks, Hannes Parth from the Silvrettaseilbahn AG company together with Peter Reiner from the Tourism Association Paznaun-Ischgl managed to persuade Robbie Williams that a performance before the unique backdrop of the Silvretta Arena would be special for him, too. Conformation was received in November. With him, one of the most successful stars of the last ten years will take to the stage in Ischgl. For one of his concerts, "Robbie" sold 1.6 million tickets within one day and received an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for this feat. In Germany, "Robbie" is one of the most successful artists of the last decade with his albums. "Swings Both Ways" is his tenth studio album and has already reached the top of the German album charts.

Ischgl (1377m) is a truly Ski Paradise in Tirol (Austria) with 238 km of prepared pistes, 43 lifts and lots of interesting new features in the ski resort. The modern lifts managed by the Silvretta Seilbahn AG Company offer a high level of comfort and countless extras, such as heated seats in the Fimbabahn cable car built for the 2007/08 season. A variety of slopes and ski routes offer a opportunity for everyone, from beginners to experts looking for challenging pistes. Eleven is the name of the longest piste with approximately 11 kilometres from the top of the ski resort in Greitspitz (2,872 metres) to Ischgl village (1,400 metres).
From Ischgl you can access to the Silvretta Arena Ski Paradise, thanks to an alliance between two Companies (Silvretta Seilbahn AG and Bergbahnen Sammaun AG) and two ski resorts (Ischgl-Sammaun) from two different countries (Switzerland-Austria).

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