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Winter Sessions Weekender 2012 announces first line up

| On 16, Jan 2012

Set in one of the most jaw dropping places in the world, the Winter Sessions Weekender is a boutique snow fuelled music festival in the heart of the French Alps. Renowned as the adventure sports capital of Europe, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc plays home to the two day festival on and off the slopes of the Mont-Blanc Massif.
 
Winter Sessions heart and soul is rooted in creating good time party vibes with storming line up’s echoing out across the Alps. The line up this year brings together an eclectic mix of world class DJ’s and bands covering an array of musical genres to suit every taste; house, electro, drum & bass, hip hop, disco, dub step, ska, roots and reggae.
 
Artists include the legendary Norman Jay (MBE) of Good Times Notting Hill Carnival fame, gold album selling Electronica act Zero 7 and roots, reggae, SKA stars – Trojan Sound System (Earl Gateshead & Daddy Ad). Upping the ante even further this year are London’s biggest promoters of the moment, Soundcrash, who have come on board as an official partner to the festival hosting a stage and sound system. Further acts include Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts), DK from the mighty Ninja Tune record label, hip hop ensemble Lazy Habits and Hackney Globe Trotter, Russ Jones bringing a cumbia flavour of beats and bass lines.
 
Alongside the sounds pumping out all weekend, Winter Sessions pays homage to the beautiful setting they are blessed enough to access for the masses – the Mont-Blanc Massif mountain range. Mountain Sessions, the daytime event held in the Snow Park of Les Grand Montets mountain celebrates the defining element of the festival; massive amounts of snow!! Mountain Sessions features ski and snowboard competitions, a stage, sound system, bar and BBQ topped with a collection of hilarious games and attractions including the I-pod Battle, Best Onesie King & Queen, Alpine Cake Bake Off and Space Turkey Wrestling. 
 
If you’re looking for a unique festival experience, this is where it’s at. If you don’t ski or board, don’t let that put you off. Chamonix is the third most visited natural site in the world for some damn good reasons!  Walk into an ice cave of one of the longest glaciers on earth; the Mer de Glace, check out the view from the Aiguille du Midi some 3,842 metres high, go husky dog sledging or take a helicopter ride around France, Italy and Switzerland in one afternoon.
 
And if you are a winter sports lover, welcome to paradise! Chamonix boasts some of the most amazing terrain in Europe, over 600km of piste – not to mention what you’ll discover off piste. Freeriding at its very best!
 
Whether you’re a corporate group looking for a unique way to entertain some clients or group of mates looking for the most economical package possible, we have something for every need and budget.  
 
Winter Sessions official travel partner, Off The Piste, are offering some unbeatable holiday packages around the Weekender. Bespoke holidays from just £314 pp including 7 nights self catered accommodation, 6 day ski pass and 2 day festival wristband which gives you access to a range of fantastic discounts across the Chamonix valley (skis, boards and boots hire, restaurants, bars & experiences).
 
Corporate and luxury packages are available from official partner, Haute Pursuit, offering all inclusive catered chalet, private driver, helicopter ride and VIP access to all the festival has to offer.
 
Early Bird Weekender tickets are exclusively available from www.soundcrashmusic.com at just £49 until the 31st January 2012. Advance Weekender tickets are available online from a selection of UK & French outlets.