For four nights, music-lovers will be treated to a unique experience aboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas as the ‘It’s the Ship’ festival lifts anchor between Singapore and Australia. The five day, four night festival cruise will be headlined by Basement Jaxx, Chvrches, Dash Berlin, Lil Jon, Alex Metric and Sasha Grey.
The newly refurbished Voyager of the Seas is the setting for the unique festival, inspired by the success of on-land music events such as Splendour in the Grass and Big Day Out. The action-packed itinerary will include an excursion to a beach party on the tropical island of Langkawi, hosted by rapper Lil Jon.
The festival has been developed by the Livescape Group, best known for organising the Future Music Festival Asia. Livescape Group Chief Executive Officer, Muhammad Iqbal, explained: “Competition for Australian music festival tickets has become increasingly fierce over the past few years with Falls Festival in Lorne selling out in a matter of minutes, UNIFY selling out in three hours, Meredith ballots all sold out on their release and punters snapping up three-day camping tickets to Splendour in the Grass in just 45 minutes.
“Many people miss out on tickets as a result of these fast sell outs and we are seeing growing evidence of Australians travelling overseas to regions such as Asia to attend alternate world-class music events.”
Cruise ship music festivals have become increasingly popular over recent years with a number of bands organising their own itineraries. The eponymous Weezer cruise gives fans a chance to watch the band play intimate shows with support from successful rock and indie bands including Ash and The Cribs. The Simple Man Cruise from Lynyrd Skynyrd will shortly set sail on its 8th and final voyage.
The It’s the Ship cruise, sets sail on 21 November 2014 from Singapore. For a full selection of Voyager of the Seas’ cruises, call our dedicated sales team on 1300 857 345.
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