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Robbie Williams set to Rock The Stage at Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein

Robbie Williams set to Rock The Stage at Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein
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Robbie Williams set to Rock The Stage at Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein
“Austria is a secret that’s too well kept from the rest of the world!” Robbie Williams, at the press conference for Ski Opening in Schladming

On December 7th and 8th, 2023, a global superstar will come to Schladming, simultaneously heralding the return of Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein to the world stage! None other than sensational superstar Robbie Williams, fresh off his world tour, will grace Austria with two additional concerts. Together with Leutgeb Entertainment Group, the Schladming-Dachstein Region, and the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area (Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen, and Reiteralm), an unparalleled stage performance is being prepared for Planai Stadium. Brace yourself for a unique and sensational concert experience in a setting that is every bit as unmatched. Be sure to circle these two dates on your calendar!


Ski Opening in Planai Stadium is a staple of the winter events calendar. Hosting numerous international acts and DJs such as Die Toten Hosen, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas, Lost Frequencies, and Timmy Trumpet, it has already set a very high bar for itself. But what 2023 has in store goes above and beyond. Prepare for the arrival of one of the world's biggest stars, Robbie Williams, who will send reverberations through the entire Schladming-Dachstein Region on not one, but two dates – December 7th and 8th, 2023 – with his earth-shaking show!


To announce these extraordinary concerts, Robbie Williams paid a personal visit to the Reiteralm on July 23rd, 2023, and was immediately captivated by the awe-inspiring scenery at the foot of the Dachstein. After concluding his year-and-a-half-long world tour in Australia during the winter of 2023, the international pop sensation still won’t be quite done! Following a few days of well-deserved R&R in Austria in early December, he's set to perform two bonus concerts, right here at Planai Stadium in Schladming.


The stage that will be set for this spectacular event will be a major highlight of this year's Ski Opening in its own right. Encompassing several hundred square meters of artistically integrated LED walls, an abundance of spotlights, and lasers that blend seamlessly into the winter landscape. Not to mention, a perfectly choreographed pyrotechnic and laser show adding thrilling final touches and surprise effects. Witness the ultimate fusion of cutting-edge stage technology and passionate entertainment, crafting an awe-inspiring show like no other.

Robbie Williams set to Rock The Stage at Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein
Robbie Williams set to Rock The Stage at Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein


Expect performances at the two concerts in December that will be nothing short of spectacular. Matched perhaps only by the jaw-dropping arrival of Robbie Williams at the Reiteralm by helicopter as part of the press conference. Flown in directly from Klagenfurt alongside Provincial Governor Christopher Drexler, the entertainer received a warm welcome from organizer Klaus Leutgeb, Schladming-Dachstein CEO Mathias Schattleitner, and the CEOs of the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area, all against the magnificent backdrop of the Dachstein. The main players then took their places on the podium alongside moderator Benny Hörtnagl. A lineup of high-profile personalities, an inspirational setting, and an all-around successful announcement!

Joining the celebrities on stage were numerous guests of honor: Barbara Eibinger-Miedl (Provincial Minister for Economy, Tourism, Regions, Science, and Research), Michael Feiertag (CEO of Styria Tourism), Christian Purrer (Board Chair of Energie Steiermark), Richard Rauch (4-toque-awarded chef), Hermann Trinker (Mayor of Schladming), Stefan Knapp (Mayor of Haus im Ennstal), and Roland Raninger (Mayor of Stainach-Pürgg).


"Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein is renowned as a premier event far beyond our regional borders. This year's superstar guest will elevate the event to an entirely new level, making it more spectacular than ever before. Ski Opening 2023 will shine a brighter spotlight on the Schladming-Dachstein Region and our beloved Styria, both domestically and internationally, providing an extra boost to tourism. We take great pride in presenting the many advantages of Austria's ‘Green Heart’ to the thousands of guests who will be attending."


During the press conference, where plans for the upcoming concert were revealed in spectacular fashion, the star musician once again emphasized how much he personally cherishes Austria and the Austrian public, and how eagerly he looks forward to his concerts in Schladming. He appeared visibly at ease amidst the splendid scenery, with the Dachstein in clear sight, engaging in a relaxed conversation at the podium. When asked what the audience can expect on December 7th and 8th, he responded calmly, with a smile, "My job is to entertain you, and I take that job very seriously - so that's what I will do at the 2 concerts in Schladming. And if I don't do that, I didn't do my job!" He presented himself as a true entertainer, someone who relishes his shows and performances now more than ever. "I have a strong connection to my audience in Austria, and the memories of my shows here will always stay in my heart."


The fact that this sensational event is coming to fruition as the season opener for 2023/24, after a three-year hiatus, is a credit to the entire Schladming-Dachstein Region and the 4-Mountain Ski Area comprising Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen, and Reiteralm. Thanks to the collective efforts and collaboration with Leutgeb Entertainment Group, an unforgettable show awaits on December 7th and 8th. During Ski Opening, Planai Stadium in Schladming will transform into a spectacular concert arena, featuring a breathtaking show and a stage that surpasses every expectation.


"The Schladming-Dachstein Region is a top ski destination in the Alps, offering holiday experiences that are second to none. By hosting global superstar Robbie Williams at this year's Ski Opening, we are further solidifying our position and, together with the lift companies operating inside the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area, sending a powerful signal on behalf of the region as a whole. For us, the Ski Opening with Robbie Williams marks a triumphant start to the 2023/24 winter season and will turbocharge the region’s economy – with images from these concerts circling the globe," expressed Mathias Schattleitner, CEO of the Schladming-Dachstein Regional Tourist Office, unable to conceal the excitement in his voice.


"We take immense pride and joy in presenting one of the greatest entertainers of our time, Robbie Williams, at Ski Opening 2023 in Schladming. Together, as the 4-Mountain Ski Area, we promise a grandiose and unforgettable concert experience, not least because, with Robbie, as we know, you are always guaranteed – He will entertain us!" expressed Klaus Hofstätter, CEO of Hauser Kaibling.


"We are delighted to continue the proud tradition of spectacular Ski Openings in Schladming with yet another international superstar. You can count on two unforgettable concert days at the foot of the Planai."

Robbie Williams set to Rock The Stage at Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein
Robbie Williams set to Rock The Stage at Ski Opening Schladming-Dachstein


"The Reiteralm is one of the top ski mountains in the Schladming-Dachstein Region, and we are thrilled to be on board this year as partners of Ski Opening 2023/24. Landing Robbie Williams, one of the world's biggest entertainers, is a testament to the strong cohesion within the region – and justifiably a source of great pride for all involved. Welcoming this global star to the press conference against the stunning backdrop of the Dachstein and the breathtaking natural landscape of the Reiteralm is a special honor for us. We can barely wait to kick off the season with these two concerts by Robbie Williams on December 7th and 8th, 2023, and look forward to welcoming countless visitors who will not only be able to enjoy our excellent ski slopes and authentic cuisine, but also experience this world-class entertainer at two incredible concerts in the Schladming-Dachstein Region," beamed an evidently delighted Daniel Berchthaller, Reiteralm CEO.


"It is with immense joy for everyone involved that, after a three-year hiatus, Ski Opening returns to Schladming this year with a bang. Thanks to global superstar Robbie Williams, we are in for a magnificent start to the new season, further elevating the visibility of Styria as a winter destination. Additionally, I am so pleased to see the entire ski region pulling together, and working in sync with Leutgeb Entertainment Group to put on a superlative event."


For organizer Klaus Leutgeb, the two concerts at Planai Stadium on December 7th and 8th actually mark a third collaboration with this global superstar. In 2013, Robbie Williams performed at a show organized by Leutgeb Entertainment Group in Vienna's Krieau Stadium. In 2022, Leutgeb even orchestrated the largest solo concert ever put on by Robbie Williams, at the Munich Trade Fair Center.


"When a world-class star of such magnitude meets a setting like we have here in Schladming, it calls for a show that’s nothing less than extraordinary. And that's precisely what we are going to deliver! An unforgettable experience with an incomparable stage and an entertainer who'll rock the entire valley!"

Special packages (tickets including accommodations in the region) available directly from Schladming-Dachstein Tourist Office as of July 23rd:

Regular online ticket sales begin July 26th

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