Break out your semi-ironic boat shoes (if you’re not already wearing them): Coachella is hitting the high seas.
Yes, having already expanded to multiple weekends , conquered country music and cornered the market on slightly terrifying holographic representations of long-deceased rappers, the organizers of the long-running Coachella fest are now taking the next logical step: announcing plans for a pair of musical cruises aboard a boat dubbed the S.S. Coachella.
California-based concert promoter Goldenvoice made the announcement Tuesday (July 17) on Coachella’s Facebook page, revealing the lineup and dates for the inaugural Coachella cruises. Headlined by Pulp and Hot Chip, and featuring sets from the likes of Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, Killer Mike and Cloud Nothings, the “Music Festival at Sea” will head to the Bahamas December 16-19 and then to Jamaica December 19-23.
Reservations for the first leg of the fest (which will take place aboard a Celebrity Silhouette luxury liner) go on sale beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. PT through the S.S. Coachella website. An initial down payment of $250 is required to secure a state room on the boat, and if that seems a bit steep, consider that, in addition to all the music, organizers are already touting a series of at-sea activities, including live DJ tutorials, wine tastings (hosted by former LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy), full-service manicures and “Boats N’ Crafts.” The S.S. Coachella will also feature “a globally influenced blend of classic and contemporary menus,” though organizers are quick to point out “alcohol, bottled water and soda are NOT included.”