Måndag 30 april 2012
Ischgl, ski resort
The superstar Mariah Carey will perform the legendary season closing concert at the high profile luxury ski resort of Ischgl, in the Austrian Tirol on Monday 30 April.
"It doesn't get much better than this," said Tourist Office Director Andreas Steibl. "We are proud and excited to announce this exceptional star for the closing concert of this exceptional winter season. Mariah Carey has a distinctive and powerful voice, which is perfect for the Top Of The Mountain concert.
"As usual, we wanted to close the season with a huge international star and once again we've done it! Mariah Carey ensures that we will have our traditional world-class atmosphere for the closing party."
Ischgl's Top Of The Mountain concerts at the beginning and end of every ski season have become legendary for the big name stars they feature, including The Killers, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Pink, Alicia Keys and Tina Turner. The 2011-12 season was opened by Swedish pop duo Roxette at the end of November.
Mariah Carey will perform on the specially constructed open air stage at 2320m at Idalp, the ski hub area of Ischgl in the Paznaun Valley, and is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 skiers, boarders and fans.
She will be taking the crowd on a journey back through time, exploring her musical history over the past 20 years.
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time. With an unprecedented record of eighteen #1 singles that rival all but The Beatles, she has made an indelible impact on the global music industry and audiences everywhere. Blessed with a stunning five-octave range and signature vocal abilities, the singularly talented superstar continues to reach new heights of artistic growth and popularity. As a singer and songwriter, she has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award and the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” to name a few.
Concert entry is free with a valid skipass (needed anyway to get up the mountain to the concert area) – one day skipass is 95 euros, two days is 125 euros and 3 days 128 euros.
Special accommodation and skipass packages are available via www.ischgl.com which has an accommodation search facility. For example, four nights' accommodation with breakfast, plus four day skipass is available from 272 euros per person.
The nearest airports to Ischgl are Innsbruck, Munich, and Zurich.