Our contribution to “MTV Unplugged”

Since 2021, PostFinance has been a fixture of the Swiss edition of “MTV Unplugged” as the programme’s official touring and presenting parter. After featuring Patent Ochsner, the show is now moving on to its next iteration with Stress – in French for the first time in the history of “MTV Unplugged”.

We are proud to announce that PostFinance is once again the main partner of “MTV Unplugged” for its second Swiss edition. This time, we will be along for the journey with the musician Stress for his latest undertaking.

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Our contribution

For decades, “MTV Unplugged” has been a world-renowned format for acoustic concerts. Our contribution to this project is fitting for PostFinance in a number of ways – and with a focus on sustainability, PostFinance is strengthening its presence in the cultural and social scene. What’s more, Stress is the ideal messenger for the core values of sustainability that PostFinance holds. 

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“MTV Unplugged: Stress”

In June 2023, “MTV Unplugged: Stress” will record live at the Schiffbau in Zurich, Switzerland. The corresponding MTV Unplugged album and concert film will be released at the end of 2023. Following that, the “MTV Unplugged: Stress” live tour will launch at the beginning of 2024. 

The musician Stress

Portrait Stress

In 2023, the rapper Andres Andrekson – better known by his alias “Stress” – celebrates the 20-year anniversary of his first stage appearance. The Lausanne native with Estonian roots has risen to the upper echelon of the Swiss music scene and been dubbed the “true patron saint of Swiss rap” thanks to his direct and emphatic lyrical style. On the occasion of his anniversary, Stress has dared to take another bold step in his artistic journey by featuring in “MTV Unplugged” – a step which will be rewarded with the honour of performing in French for the first time in the format’s illustrious history.

The “MTV Unplugged” format

“MTV Unplugged” is a concert series that was launched by the television station MTV in 1989. In this context, “Unplugged” means that only acoustic instruments are used to perform. Participating artists adapt their musical arrangements accordingly, which results in completely new interpretations of their previously released hits. International acts such as Nirvana, Udo Lindenberg, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan have reworked their songs for “MTV Unplugged” as featured artists in the past. In Switzerland, the first and only group to enjoy this honour so far has been the cult band Patent Ochsner, who performed in 2021. Stress now adds to this legacy with his appearance in the second Swiss edition of “MTV Unplugged”.

“MTV Unplugged: Patent Ochsner” 2021

Portrait Büne Huber MTV Unplugged

PostFinance has been a crucial contributor as the main partner of “MTV Unplugged” ever since the project’s first Swiss edition, which featured the Bern-based cult band Patent Ochsner. This included two exclusive recording sessions and eleven sold-out concerts, which were a testament to the project’s resounding success.