Eddie Izzard to Headline Altitude 2013!


Altitude Festival is extremely proud to announce Eddie Izzard will be joining John Bishop as one of this year’s headline acts! Described by John Cleese as ‘the lost Python’, he was listed at number 3 in the 100 Greatest British National Comedians for Channel 4′s 100 Greatest Comedians of All Time countdown. Hailed as one of the foremost stand-ups of this generation, he’s got almost too much talent for just one stage and has stormed the acting world too, with major US roles such as General Erich Fellgiebel in Valkyrie with Tom Cruise, Roman Nagel in Oceans Twelve & Oceans Thirteen alongside George Clooney & Al Pacino and he’s even been in The Simpsons! He’s one of the funniest people on the planet and one of the nicest comedians to boot and he is sure to bring the house down in Mayrhofen!

A truly unique event that fuses the adrenalin rush of a ski holiday with the madcap thrills of a top notch comedy festival, Altitude, now in its seventh year, is the brainchild of Andrew Maxwell and Marcus Brigstocke and has seen the pantheon of comedies greatest stars gracing its line up in previous years. This year is no exception and headliner Eddie Izzard will be joining a litany of previously announced comics including, as previously mentioned, the UK’s hottest comic right now John Bishop, Germany’s No.1 comedian Michael Mittermeier, Scotland’s comedy prodigy Daniel Sloss and Never Mind the Buzzcocks veteran Phill Jupitus. Plus Craig Campbell, Benny Boot, Brendon Burns, Phil Nichol, Howard Marks, Rob Beckett, Keith Farnan, Mark Walker Kai Humphries, The International Impro Allstars; Andy Smart & Steve Frost and Paul Provenza (The Aristocrats, Northern Exposure & The West Wing) & Troy Conrad’s hit LA show SETLIST, all in one of Europe’s most beautiful ski resorts, Mayrhofen, Austria.

TICKET INFORMATION: http://www.ticketline.co.uk/altitude-festival

Full Week Festival Wristband – £169

Discount Tickets for groups of 10 or more! – Call 0844 888 9991 if buying 10 tickets or more and get them for £150 each (plus booking fee)

Accommodation packages are also available:

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast 5 nights (based on 2 sharing) INC. week wristband

2* From £349pp extra nights £40

3* From £449pp extra nights £55

4* from £459pp extra nights £65

WEBSITE: www.altitudefestival.com

2012 Performer Quotes:

“Altitude is awesome!” – Tim Minchin

“People, save your pennies for next years Altitude Festival, skiing all day, and 3 amazing comedy shows each night!” Andy Smart

“Played #altitude Festival in Mayrhofen Austria last night. It’s on till Friday with incredible bills. Go.”  Jimmy Carr

“I had a f*cking blast! Cannot wait for next year.” Rufus Hound

“Well done to everyone involved Altitude Comedy got a good thing going here! Hopefully be back next year. Yaldy.” Kevin Bridges

“Altitude Festival is blinding so far.  Seen some unbelievably good comedy – it’s been a pleasure to play. Have to say Mayrhofen is beautiful.” Marcus Brigstocke

“Massive thanks to all the crew and artist for making it a very special week roll on next year.” Dub Pistols

2012 Press Quotes:

“Back from Altitude Festival with lots of memories – Star turns from Jimmy Carr & Tim Minchin. Laughed myself silly. Everyone book now for 2013.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“Just back from a fantastic trip to Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria. Comedy and skiing – perfect combo!” Steve Robson, Manchester Evening News

From 2007-2011

“There can be few nicer places to watch comedy than at the Altitude festival “ Daily Telegraph

“Even if you’re useless at it [Skiing or Snowboarding], it’s still worth it for the après’ Guardian

“It is not often you get to see an O2 Arena-filling act in a 100-capacity bar, so this was the kind of thing that made the festival special” Evening Standard

“SKIING, comedy, music. Not a bad combination, in anyone’s book. Hence, the fun had at Altitude Festival this year was – by my maths – at least three times better than any mountain break previously taken.” The Sun

“Altitude Festival keeps the laughter levels flowing long after you dust off your bruised and aching limbs for some well-deserved après-ski and a glass of mulled wine.” Metro

“Altitude festival is well, well WORTH A LOOK. We recommend it highly.” Maxim

‘It is the friendliest, funniest frostival I’ve ever been to!” Virtual Festivals

“The one thing to expect from Altitude is the unexpected – an utterly surreal experience” The Big Issue

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