Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig On An Igloo!
Having previously hosted a world-first gig atop a floating iceberg, Jägermeister has this month taken to Lapland to present UK prog rock band TesseracT performing on top of an igloo. Dubbed a gigloo, the project saw TesseracT play on top of the igloo – thought to be the world’s biggest , spanning the equivalent of a 3.5 double decker buses in Ylläs Village in Lapland, Finland – as part of Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig Series, which, as the name suggests, hosts gigs in unusual, freezing cold conditions.
The band emerged from a tunnel carved deep within the brightly lit igloos below, before playing to a 200-strong crowd, with snowmobiles and neighbouring igloos lighting up the performance, which coincided with a display of the Northern Lights overhead.
Guitarist, James Monteith, commented: “We’re great mates first and foremost, so we’ve shared some amazing moments. But even after playing the main stage at Sonisphere last year, the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig was definitely TessaracT’s most challenging performance to date, and what an amazing experience it was. Something we’ll remember forever!
“The final stage build was tougher going than we expected – we were shifting 150kg blocks of ice to create the steps leading up to the stage. Fortunately, we had a team of locals to help us and the effort was well worth it; we drew in spectators that lived some 20 to 50 kilometres away. It was absolutely freezing, but as soon as we saw the crowd of people adrenalin took over, the hard work was forgotten and we battled through the gig.”
Tom Carson, Jägermeister music manager, added: “For 2015 we really wanted to create something special. The Ice Cold Gigs have become such a prominent feature for our Jägermusic programme that not only do we want to challenge our artists, but we like to challenge ourselves by doing something that’s never been done before.”
Check out a footage of the performance along with a behind the scenes look at the project in the video below.