James Blunt is to open Ischgl's winter season with an open air concert in 2014
Megastar James Blunt is to open Ischgl's winter season with an open air concert against the stunning backdrop of the Tirolean resort's Silvretta mountains.
He will take his Moon Landing tour to the luxury resort to launch the 2014-15 winter season - and it looks set to be an out of this world experience at the resort which is famous for its 238kms of snowsure groomed slopes, five-month-long winter season and big name stars that open and close the winter season with the Top Of The Mountain concerts.
Entry to the concert arena on Saturday 29 November is free with a valid skipass (€60 for the day of the concert and €88 for two days).
The folk-rock singer will launch the concert on ukulele and piano with new hits such as Postcards and Bonfire Heart and the crowd will be hoping he croons his most well-known hit You're Beautiful, so they can sing along.
Ischgl's winter season opens on Thursday 27 November and will run until Sunday 3 May 2015. This season skiers and boarders are being treated to yet another new state-of-the-art ski lift in the Silvretta Ski Arena, following on from the opening of the Piz Val Gronda cablecar last season, giving access to 100kms of freeride. The replacement Pardatschgrat lift is nearing completion and will be operational for the November opening. At €40m it is an significant investment that underlines Ischgl's importance to skiers and boarders.
James Blunt joins an impressive Who's Who of worldwide superstars to perform the Top Of The Mountain concert - the latest being Robbie Williams, who closed last season in May to an adoring and record-breaking 25,000 crowd. Other big names to have appeared in Ischgl include Elton John, Deep Purple, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey.
Said Paznaun-Ischgl Tourist Director Andreas Steibl:
The legendary Ischgl season opener is to provide spectators with world-class entertainment surrounded by ideal winter sports facilities.
This is a unique experience. First enjoying skiing and boarding on the groomed pistes, with the live concert following in the evening.
• 4 nights
• 3 days VIP ski pass for the Silvretta Arena Ischgl / Samnaun
• Entrance to the opening concert
• Price per person including breakfast starting from €294,50
• Price per person including half board starting from €454,50