All aboard the three-day dance music cruise…
Setting sail on Friday 6 January from Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast in Florida, the first-ever Holy Ship! ‘electronic music cruise’ is something to behold. While boat parties with a crew of DJs is no new innovation, this one is set to go for three days and nights, including a stop-off at a private island in the Bahamas with a headline set from Fatboy Slim. Sounds like a holiday you could handle?
Dreamt up in part by the people behind the HARD festivals, the Holy Ship!’s maiden voyage is limited to just 2,500 guests, with five on-board ‘venues’ working around the clock. Basically it’s a non-stop dance festival aboard a 93,000-ton luxury cruise liner.
The schmick Pool Deck is hosting the likes of Gesaffelstein, Laidback Luke, Rusko, Diplo, Boys Noize, A-Trak, Skrillex, Brodinski and Justin Martin across the three days. Other attractions include a Fool’s Gold Rap Party, Steve Aoki’s Poker Tournament, a Mad Decent scavenger hunt, A-Trak DJ Lessons, a Boys Noize Records party until 6am and much more insanity.
“I just wanted the [DJs] who would be most into the party and contributing, not someone who’d hide in their cabin and come out and play their set for an hour,” Holy Ship! mastermind and recent Stereosonic visitor Destructo told Miami New Times this week. “And also we have a captive audience for three days, so we have to have something else besides dancing.”