Robbie Williams is coming to the Ski Opening in Schladming

Schladming is kicking off the winter again this year with a big concert event. It has now been confirmed who will be opening the 2023/2024 ski season: Robbie Williams! For this announcement, the superstar himself has traveled to Styria - naturally in a helicopter. Fans can look forward to no less than two performances by him in December 2023. Find out when the concerts will take place and how you can get tickets.

"More spectacular than ever before"

Robbie Williams will perform at the Planai Stadium on December 7 and 8.
Robbie Williams will perform at the Planai Stadium on December 7 and 8. © Harald Steiner

The Opening Concert in Schladming is one of the biggest events to kick off the ski season in Austria. It has hosted top international acts such as Die Toten Hosen, Lost Frequencies and Dimitri Vegas.

After a three-year break, the legendary Ski Opening returns to Schladming this winter with a genuine world star. On stage at the Planai Stadium will be none other than Robbie Williams. He will give two concerts, on December 7 and 8, 2023.

"This year's star guest will take the event to a whole new level and make it even more spectacular than ever before," says a delighted Christopher Drexler, Landeshauptmann (Governor) of Styria. The guests can look forward to a spectacular show. Several hundred square meters of LED walls and an abundance of lasers and pyrotechnics will make sure of that.

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By helicopter to the Reiteralm

Robbie Williams came to the press conference on the Reiteralm by helicopter.
Robbie Williams came to the press conference on the Reiteralm by helicopter. © Julian Quirchmair

A small pre-taste already offered the announcement of the event. For the press conference on July 23 on the Reiteralm, the superstar was flown in specially from Klagenfurt by helicopter. Those responsible for the 4-mountain ski area with the mountains Planai, Hauser Kaibling, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm were also on hand to welcome the British guest of honor. As a welcome gift - in preparation for the Ski Opening - he was presented with a pair of alpine skis.

Robbie Williams became famous in the early 90s as a member of the boy band Take That. After parting ways with the band, he launched his solo career in the mid-90s and became a world star with hits such as "Let me entertain you," "Angels," "Feel" and "Candy."

On the occasion of his 25th stage anniversary as a solo artist, he has been on a world tour for a year with his new album "XXV" and many of his greatest hits. He will end his tour in Australia in the winter of 2023. After that, he wants to take a few days off in Austria and then give the two additional concerts in Schladming. "My job is to entertain you and I take that job very seriously," he promised on Sunday with a smirk.

Tickets available from the end of July

Regular tickets will be available from July 26, 2023.
Regular tickets will be available from July 26, 2023. © Leutgeb Entertainment Group

Those who want to see Robbie Williams live at the Ski Opening 2023 can already book one of the Special Packages directly through Schladming-Dachstein. These include two nights in accommodation in the ski region, a 2-day ski pass and the concert ticket. Package I for the concert on December 7 also includes admission to the Warm Up Party in the Hohenhaus Tenne on December 6. The packages are available from 362 euros.

Regular ticket sales will then start on July 26, 2023 at www.oeticket.com.


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