On Wednesday (April 18), annual EDM boat party Groove Cruise revealed exclusively to MTV News that the 2013 event will take place January 25-28 and launch from Miami. Fans will party their way to Great Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas, for two days, before doing it all over again on the journey back.
To commemorate the occasion, Groove Cruise has been kind enough to give fans a taste of what they can expect come next year. The Cruise's 2012 video is set to Fedde Le Grand's remix of "Paradise" and features everything one could possibly dream up for an EDM party to the islands: sweeping panoramic shots of the parties aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's vessel and of Great Stirrup Cay. Bevy upon bevy of bikini-clad beauties and raucous revelers rock to epic sets by Thomas Gold, Roger Sanchez, Funkagenda, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Chris Lake, among others.
For eight years, Groove Cruise, put on by Whet Travel, has taken EDM enthusiasts on a nautical party. Last year, the 2,200-person, 72-hour party visited Norwegian Cruise Line's private island Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, with more than 40 artists performing. Big names like deadmau5, Benny Benassi, Dirty South and Max Vangeli have all taken to GC's many stages over the years. In 2013, fans will spend both island days at Great Stirrup Cay.
Pre-bookings for the event sold out before Wednesday's date announcement, and Whet Travel has revealed that 70 percent of the 2,300 available tickets have been sold. Bookings will be open to the public come May 2 at TheGrooveCruise.com, and fans can expect the first wave of talent announcements to come in May or June. Follow @GrooveCruise for updates, and more information.