Skiing in the morning, the air guitar at the ready in the afternoon: Ischgl brings a piece of rock history to Austria, wrapping up the skiing season on 30 April with Deep Purple. At the legendary Top of the Mountain Closing Concert at 2,300 metres above sea level, the British rock band is set to make its Ischgl debut right in the heart of the Silvretta Arena ski area. With rock anthems such as "Smoke On The Water", they will provide the live soundtrack to the season finale on the Idalp. The best: A valid ski pass is also your concert ticket
For a number of years now, major world stars of the music scene have been opening and closing skiing season in Ischgl. This year, the alpine lifestyle metropolis goes one step further and brings a true legend to the Silvretta Arena. Deep Purple will make things rock on 30 April 2013 on the world famous open-air stage in the heart of the ski area. Corn snow, 238 kilometres of slopes and hard rock anthems at more than 2,300 meters above sea level? It doesn't get any more legendary than that. In 1972, the British rock band wrote music history with "Smoke On The Water" from the album "Machinehead". At the season finale in Ischgl, everyone can share in this. At 13:00 on the Idalp, exchange your ski poles with an air guitar when guitarist Steve Morse launches into the legendary chords in front of an impressive alpine backdrop and Rod Evans belts out the lyrics to the most famous rock song ever written. The only remaining member of the original line-up may be drummer Ian Paice, but after 18 studio albums the sound is still just as good. Those who want to know what rock legends sound like live in the Alps will have a unique opportunity in Ischgl as admission to the open-air concert is free for holders of a valid ski pass.
40 years Deep Purple at the 18th Top of the Mountain Closing Concert in Ischgl
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. Already for the 18th time, Ischgl is hosting the Top of the Mountain Closing Concert. On 30 April 2013, Deep Purple will follow in the footsteps of famous top-acts such as Elton John, Tina Turner, Pink, Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue. 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".
Beyond country borders: Skiing fun in Ischgl until the beginning of May.
As varied as the worldstars in Ischgl are the slopes of the Silvretta Arena. Thanks to the high-altitude location between 1,400 and 2,900 metres, good skiing conditions 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.
More information can be found at www.ischgl.com.