Altitude Christmas 2016

We’re getting festive in Mayrhofen 11th-17th December 2016, with our first Altitude Christmas – The Funniest Show on Snow (with added Ho Ho Ho!)

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It’s going to be a very different festival with new experiences, new venues, new shows, new slopes and of course new acts (and old) as we ‘explore Austria’ and celebrate a traditional Austrian Christmas.

To celebrate the festive season, Altitude will be creating #LightUpMayrhofen. Out of a couple of tons of steel and metal, Altitude will produce a dazzling Festival of Lights. For one night only we will be artistically reinventing a magical path beginning at the Penken Lift, transforming it with fire, stunning fountains of water, hanging drops of light, symbolic Hot Heads and a mini fire-lit bandstand which will run the length of the street. The local shops, businesses and cafes will open up to reveal local artists in residence for the night. The stunning, illuminated path leads from the Enchanted Schellung Forest to the town of Mayrhofen with bewitching lights. There will even be free Austrian snacks, mugs of hot Gluvine and traditional choirs to warm your Chrismas cockles.

We are incredibly excited to reveal that there will also be an enchanted forest – Advent in the Forest is filled with beautifully decorated stalls offering delicious local crafts, foods and drinks. Here you can ignite your festive spirit whilst sitting by an open fire and listening to Austrian Christmas music.

If you’re a seasoned skier or boarder and worried about the snow…IT’S SNOW PROBLEM! Altitude is putting on regular buses for festival-goers to Austria’s only year-round ski resort, The Hintertux Glacier, which is just up the road. As well as astonishing views and amazing restaurants, the Hintertux Glacier offers winter sports enthusiasts perfect, snow-sure runs 365 days of the year and over 60km of runs suitable for all levels from beginner to pro.

This year’s clowns…

Following a little hiatus from the slopes, Terry Alderton is back! The hills are alive with the sound of BONKERS! Having travelled the world, winning numerous awards including the Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Terry will back to headline the Gala Show on the Tuesday luring us into his psychedelic world to teach us about his ‘voices’.

No-one could be more thrilled about Altitude’s second 2016 edition than co-founder Andrew Maxwell. Ireland’s most knowledgeable and shouty comedian will return with his intrepid social comedy and his world-famous lederhosen. Let’s just hope he doesn’t spoil them again…

Marcus Brigstocke has been so snowed under with rave reviews for his Edinburgh Fringe shows that we were worried he might have gotten too big for his ski-boots. Luckily he hasn’t, so we are thrilled that we have another chance to witness his achingly funny satirical wit and enviable snowboarding skills this December.

Mock the Week regular Zoe Lyons will also be back in the Hoff keeping the good times snowballing, alongside Scotland’s comedy prodigy Daniel Sloss. We’re also joined by the manically funny Barry  Castagnola, storytelling jokesmith Craig Campbell and Canadian multi-award winner Glenn Wool. Our favourite Musical man Andy Askins is back, as is the marvellous Kai Humphries, bringing his supreme wit and infectious optimism. The incredible Abandoman will have us astounded by their lyrical genius and Altitude veterans The International Improv All-stars are also up for some festive fun. Many more acts are still to be announced.

We are also joined by ‘The Best Act to Ever Close Shangri-Hell at Glastonbury’ – OH MY GOD, IT’S THE CHURCH! It’s time all you sinners joined them for a service where party is praising, you’ll be baptised in absinthe and made to dance with the devil himself. Hell, even Jesus gets down at this show! OH MY GOD, IT’S THE CHURCH!’ is a raucous, interactive party experience and parody of a Deep South Pentecostal church brimming with the best soul, dancing and disco tunes.

The Original Silent Disco are joining us all the way from Holland, and hosting two electrifying events at Altitude Christmas. The first is a Silent Disco ON ICE! We are shaking with excitement to ice-skate (and fall over) to all of our favourite tunes. The second event will break the world-record as The Highest Silent Disco ever and will take place on top of the Hintertux Glacier at 3250m!

Don’t forget, we’ve still got a comedy giant to announce hitting the slopes and rocking the jokes, guaranteeing Altitude Christmas will be the one to remember. Don’t miss out on Earlybird Week Wristbands (available until 06.11.16), including our exclusive VIP Altitude Ticket, on sale now.

Full details can be found at http://www.ticketline.co.uk/altitude-festival#tour

BRING ON #ALTITUDE16XMAS

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