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January 31, 2012

Zermatt Unplugged 2012: Divine Sessions

The line-up is completed

Divine Sessions

Zermatt, 31th January 2012 – With the hip-hop queen Ms. Lauryn Hill and the New York musician Peter Cincotti, Zermatt Unplugged has now completed its line-up for the Marquee Stage and the Vernissage. Unusually beautiful moments are also promised by the Sunnegga Sessions, a new series of concerts in the ski area, which is programmed to start at sunset.

A style-goddess of the 90’s is back, and Zermatt Unplugged is proud to welcome her: Ms. Lauryn Hill. After not hearing much about her for some time, 2012 now promises to be the year of the comeback of the ex-Fugees singer. She won no less than five Grammy’s with her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and is regarded as being the most successful R’n’B act since Michael Jackson. She produced the most successful hip-hop album of all time with the Fugees.

Ms. Lauryn Hill has already rapped unplugged and with acoustic guitar on her MTV Unplugged 2.0 album.

Peter Cincotti is the name of the Saturday evening act in the Vernissage. Influenced by the various genres in his home town of New York, it’s the classically beautiful ballads and a casual sound between jazz and rock that makes the talented pianist Cincotti so fascinating. He achieved his greatest success in Switzerland, Italy and France with the Song Goodbye Philadelphia.

Sunnegga Sessions

Atmospheric concerts staged at 2,288 metres above sea level, performed by talented singer-songwriters: that’s the Sunnegga Sessions, which are programmed to start at sunset. A welcome by an open fire after a day on the mountain, a hot soup, and then 45 minutes of acoustic music. Zermatt Unplugged will be starting the advance sales for this exclusive side event in the next few days.

Sponsored by

Zermatt Unplugged is grateful to be able to rely on reliable and innovative sponsors. In addition to the Main Partners Raiffeisen, Parmigiani and the SonntagsZeitung, who have all extended their contracts, we now have a new Main Partner, JAGUAR Land Rover Switzerland AG, who will be appearing at the festival with the successful premium model Range Rover Evoque. We also welcome the personnel service provider Randstad and the No. 1 in the online TV business, Teleboy, as Cosponsors. The festival has strong local support, above all from Zermatt Tourism, the Municipality (Einwohnergemeinde) of Zermatt and, this year, the Matterhorn Group, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, as well as more than 60 other local partners.

Ticket sales for Ms. Lauryn Hill, Peter Cincotti, the Sunnegga Sessions and the Jam Session from midnight in the night from Monday, 30th January to Tuesday, 31st January 2012 on www.zermatt-unplugged.ch and on www.starticket.ch

Advance ticket sales offices

From the 31st January 2012 in the ZAP bookshop at Hofmattstrasse 3, 3920 Zermatt, and from all post offices in Switzerland.

The 5th Zermatt Unplugged takes place from 17th to the 21st April 2012.

You can find more information about the festival on: www.zermatt-unplugged.ch

Many thanks to the Main Sponsor of Zermatt Unplugged 2012: The Raiffeisenbank, Parmigiani Fleurier, Range Rover Evoque and the SonntagsZeitung. Zermatt Unplugged is supported by Zermatt Tourism.

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