All aboard the three-day dance music cruise…

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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.”


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F_Grimes said on the 4th Jan, 2012

Someone do this in Australia and I'd be there in a heartbeat.

special ed

special ed said on the 5th Jan, 2012

stuck on a boat for three days listening to skrillex? no thanks.

concept = awesome. line up= yeah, nah


antotran said on the 5th Jan, 2012


mighty toy

mighty toy said on the 5th Jan, 2012

F-Grimes someone is attending it for that very reason


F_Grimes said on the 5th Jan, 2012

^ Jelly. I'd go regardless of the line-up.


libby said on the 5th Jan, 2012

I love the island stopover idea - would even be cool to do that on Sydney Harbour. Shark Is: young jase's old school tweakin marathon :p

RGB Parade

RGB Parade said on the 5th Jan, 2012

Watch out for Cthulhu!

Jacob Low

Jacob Low said on the 5th Jan, 2012

special are retarded. pun intended.

Jacob Low

Jacob Low said on the 5th Jan, 2012

lineup in bullshit, minus skrillex, ill be on that cruise tomorrow!


BMoney said on the 6th Jan, 2012

Jacob your IQ is Low.


LavyP said on the 8th Jan, 2012

skrillex yuck. Gna wish it was the titanic