16/10/2009 | by Anna Langer
Rapping Germans, rocking Sweds and flying snowboarders
The international snowboard-scene is waiting eagerly for the return of the Billabong Air & Style 09/II to the Bergisel Stadium in Innsbruck with its most traditional discipline, the straight jump on December 5th. This chosen format and the new setup promise sportive action on a top level and an exciting fight for the ring of glory between the best snowboarders of the world
The Hives and K.I.Z. at the Billabong Air & Style 09/II
Furthermore the fans can expect two musical highlights. The Hives will rock the Bergisel Stadium as the headliner. In 2007 the Air & Style veterans delivered an outstanding performance in Munich. Trademark of the Swedens: always perfect outfits and a powerful appearance on stage.
The guys from Sweden will get support from Berlin. K.I.Z will come to Innsbruck with their Rap/Rock sound. K.I.Z. – that means provoking lyrics paired with dark humor and irony. The four-headed Hip-Hop formation, who released their new album “Sexismus gegen Rechts” this year in July will cause a stir at the Bergisel Stadium on the 5th of December.
The starting field
About ten weeks before the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol 09/II the starting field is filling up. The chance of a Big Air Contest at the legendary Bergisel Stadium attracts the stars of the snowboarding-scene. Peetu Piroiinen (FIN/21) – Swatch TTR World Tour Champion 2009 and 2nd placed of the Billabong Air & Style 09/I will be at the start. One of his competitors is Torstein Horgmo (NOR/22) who also gathered Air & Style experience before. In 2007 he made the 3rd place at the Nokia Air & Style in Munich. For the two guys from Austria Werner Stock (AUT/21) and Gigi Rüf (AUT/28) the contest will be a home match with lots of fans from their country. The US-American Chas Guldemond (USA/22) will be at the start as well. “Bucking bronco”, so his nickname, was able to seal the 2nd place at the end of the Swatch TTR World Tour 08/09.
Tickets available for Grand Stand and VIP
At the official Air & Style website and at selected presale partners (all information on air-style.com) tickets for grand stands are available and as of 21.09.09 for VIP as well. You should not wait too long, because the tickets are in great demand. Compared to the tickets last year the prices are a bit higher which is caused by switching to a more expensive straight jump setup. For € 37,00 plus presale fee you can enjoy the spectacle from the Grand Stand. The VIP tickets are obtainable for € 127,00 plus presale fee.