Moving from its previous location in Meribel, France, Altitude Comedy Festival will be joining forces with Europe’s premier music and snow festival Volvo Snowbombing to host 3 nights of leading comedy and snow-capped capers curated by Andrew Maxwell.
Altitude Comedy Festival will take place in Mayrhofen’s premier new venue, Europahaus featuring cabaret style seated tables with each ticket including a full dinner (drinks not included). Monday and Tuesday’s shows will run from 7pm to 11pm with a late night show running from 9pm to 1am on Wednesday.
With the new festival collaboration expect a world-class line-up of stand-up comedians and performers mixed with typical Volvo Snowbombing surprises to create a truly eclectic mix of madness on the mountain.
Volvo Snowbombing Festival Director Gareth Cooper said: “Just as I thought Snowbombing couldn’t get any funnier, we go and put the Altitude Comedy Festival straight in. This is a great step forward for Snowbombing and we are going to make sure that these comedy nights have more than a touch of the Snowbombing randomness. Don’t expect straight forward stand up, get ready for the utterly ridiculous.”
Volvo Snowbombing, which takes place in Mayrhofen from 4th to 9th April, is an exhilarating week-long whirlwind of brilliant bands and world class DJs which this year includes The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Pendulum (live), Chase and Status (live), Magnetic Man, Example, Professor Green, Sub Focus (live) and many more making it the largest line-up ever seen in s ski/board resort. Full ticket details and event info for Volvo Snowbombing are available at www.snowbombing.com.
Mayrhofen is surrounded by the Penken and Ahorn mountains with the 3250m Hinterlux glacier offering year round skiing plus the Vans Penken Park, one of the largest snowboard parks in Europe offering irresistible challenges for snowboarders while for skiers there’s 639km of piste to explore in the Zillertal valley.
With amazing powder skiing and boarding by day in beautiful warm spring conditions and fabulous entertainment by night, Altitude Comedy Festival has become the destination for those who are serious about their winter sports but want their après ski to be riotously entertaining. Hosting both the prestigious elite of comedy and the cream of up-and-coming stand ups, Altitude Comedy Festival is the first chance to check out brand new material from some of the best comedians around before they take it on to the Edinburgh Festival.
Previous Altitude Comedy Festivals have featured global heavyweights of the international comedy circuit including Al Murray (UK), Craig Campbell (Canada), Brendan Burns (Australia), Dave Fulton (USA), Henning When (Germany), Phil Jupitus (UK), Jenny Éclair (UK), Lee Mack (UK), Ed Byrne (Ireland), Omid Djalili (Iran), Phil Kay (UK), Christophe Aleveque (France), Rich Hall (USA) and Ardal O’ Hanlan (Ireland) and a host of other comedians who have notched up numerous Perrier / If awards, Chortle Awards, British Comedy Awards, Bafta’s, Emmy’s and Channel 4’s King Of Comedy award.
Check out www.altitudefestival.com for all the latest info on Altitude Comedy Festival 2011.