Babyshambles to headline Rock the Pistes!
Thu 14 November 13
Ater BEN L’ONCLE SOUL, MAD PROFESSOR AND THE ROBOTIKS and MASS HYSTERIA, we’re proud to announce our fourth major headline act: BABYSHAMBLES!
HEAR BABYSHAMBLES PERFORM THEIR NEW ALBUM ON THE SLOPES: “SEQUEL TO THE PREQUEL”
BABYSHAMBLES play Rock the Pistes armed with their latest album Sequel to the Prequel (released 9 September 2013 by PARLOPHONE RECORDS). This new collection of songs gives the band fresh appeal after five years away, and it’s had positive reviews from critics who’ve championed the album’s structured sound. The ballads are more accomplished than before, with their britpop, punk and jazz influences coming through. In short, it’s perfect music to complement the festival’s pop-rock spirit!
The album’s a fine showcase for the massive musical talent behind BABYSHAMBLES, playing for the first time in the Portes du Soleil’s mountains. But it’s also hugely important on a personal level for lead singer Pete Doherty: “I've realised there's a hunger there for me – not for not having enough to eat, let's make that clear – but to be in this band. It's intrinsically a part of me, I think. And it's taken this album to really remind myself of that."
FOR ITS 4th YEAR, THE FESTIVAL HAS A BRITISH TOUCH!
Signing BABYSHAMBLES marks a clear change of direction for Rock the Pistes as the festival celebrates great UK sound. We’re sure it’ll be well received by our international visitors, not to mention our many British holidaymakers. The festival also promises a world exclusive: celebrating 35 years of UK label ARIWA RECORDS, with reggae legends set to perform including MAD PROFESSOR, LEE SCRATCH PERRY and even HORACE ANDY.
On the other side of the music spectrum we’re proud to present BABYSHAMBLES, who’ll highlight the best of British rock. And we’re sure that our other acts playing in resort* won’t disappoint either... we’ve booked up-and-coming London group THE SKINTS, who’re already making a name for themselves in the UK.
Fri 15 November 13, Sunshine Village, Canada
Sunshine Village will open after 10cm (4in) of snowfall in the last 24hrs and with a 59cm (23in) snowpack. Conditions are near perfect as the resort will open with twenty runs and three lifts; Strawberry Express, Wolverine Express Quad and Jackrabbit Quad.
Fri 15 November 13, Aspen, USA
Aspen Mountain will open for the weekend Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, twelve days earlier than the scheduled opening on Thanksgiving Day.
Tue 19 November 13, Aspen Snowmass, USA
A weekend storm that started last Friday evening gave Colorado resorts another blast of snow in a season that already has better-than-average early conditions and some resorts opening early.
Tue 19 November 13
This past weekend, top international snowboarders like Zak Hale, Mark Sollors, Dylan Thompson, Yuma Abe, and Ethan Deiss brought their urban rail riding skills to downtown Tokyo for the 3rd annual Burton Rail Days event where Zak Hale took home first place!
Thu 21 November 13, Laax, Switzerland
In just a few weeks, the 15th annual Burton European Open presented by MINI will be held for the 10th consecutive year in LAAX, Switzerland from January 13 – 19, 2014.
This year’s Rock the Pistes Festival is taking a fresh approach... We’re making room for UK groups, and plenty of big names from the French pop-rock scene. So far BABYSHAMBLES, BEN L’ONCLE SOUL, MAD PROFESSOR AND THE ROBOTIKS and MASS HYSTERIA have been confirmed!