A tradition now eleven years old sees the Swiss Indoors in Basel offering a combination of both tennis and culture. At the 2017 opening ceremony, the famous Scottish singer Amy Macdonald (photo) had the honour of opening festivities after a word of introduction by tournament director Roger Brennwald. In an arena packed with 9,200 concertgoers, Amy Macdonald performed an agreeable mix of old and new hits to the great delight of the public. The only European event to offer a spectacle of this genre, the Swiss Indoors in Basel has once again hit the bullseye by inviting the Scottish singer, who enjoys great popularity in Switzerland. Supported by the orchestra Basel Sinfonietta, she talked between her songs of the joy she felt at being able to perform for the first time in her career in such a setting. She then brought her show to an end with her hit «This is the Life», sung in unison by all the concertgoers.