Kesha to take on Gossip in ski season openings battle

American pop sensation Kesha is set to hit the stage at a top Styrian ski resort this winter.The chart-topping singer will perform in Schladming – one of the most popular winter sporting destinations in the Austrian Alps – on 4 December to officially kickoff the season.Schladming tourism bosses have said US pop band One Republic will also perform that day.The announcements come just one day after a posh Tyrolean winter sport resort announced they had signed indie rock stars Gossip for their season opening bash.Ischgl officials said the trio fronted by Beth Ditto will rock its open air stage on 27 November.Meanwhile, reports that US R&B star Kelis will come to Vienna on 20 October before American singer Adam Lambert performs in the city on 22 November.The music and events news platform also announced Brazilian metal icons Soulfly will give a concert in Vienna on 4 November before rocking Linz five days later.