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FRIENDSHIP Music Cruise Returns To Miami After Wildly Successful Maiden Voyage

FRIENDSHIP Music Cruise Returns To Miami After Wildly Successful Maiden Voyage

On Saturday, December 15, AMFAMFAMF presents FRIENDSHIP returned from its wildly successful maiden voyage which took place aboard the glamorousCelebrity Equinox and sailed from Miami to two private island beach parties inCocoCay, Bahamas. The four-day/four-night electronic music cruise, curated byGary Richards aka musical artist DESTRUCTO, was attended by 3000 revelers and sold out in less than 24 hours.

The inaugural event featured live performances and DJ sets from some of the best and most-popular international music acts, including Rüfüs Du Sol, Boys Noize, Dixon, 2manydjs, Claptone,and many more (a full list of performers is below). DESTRUCTO reimagined a beloved tradition by taking to the decks in the morning for a "Sunrise Sermon." Legendary burlesque artist Dita Von Teeseperformed, and electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder came aboard as the guest of honor and was celebrated through a disco theme night and movie marathon.

In addition to the solo performances on the ship, one day at-sea featured Back-2-Back DJ sets all day long. Exciting activities included an Ultimate Scavenger Hunt where the person who found "the Golden Pineapple" won a DESTRUCTO DJ set at his house, as well as "Dial A DJ" where passengers called a mobile phone number and selected winners received a surprise set in their cabin from top DJs, including event headliners. More fun times were had by FriendShippers with "IRL Tinder" viaspeed dating with Dita Von Teese; Picnic Day in the Park with Golf Clap; karaoke with Kaz James; a Double Dutch Workshop with J.Phlip; a water gun fight withDESTRUCTO and Busy P; a Ping Pong Tournament with Shiba San; autograph signings; plus unique takes on bingo, yoga, and a talent show where the lucky winner received a free cabin on next year's cruise, and more.

Beyond the epic performances and parties onboard, FriendShippers enjoyed two days of beach parties on the private eco-certified island of CocoCay, in the Bahamas. With multiple beaches, nature hikes, floating bars and bungalows, attendees found it the perfect slice of Bahamian paradise with sun, fun and tunes on white sand beaches. FriendShippers swam in clear ocean waters, kayaked, parasailed, jet-skiied, snorkeled with stingrays, and explored tropical reefs and sunken wrecks.

The line-up of performing artists included:






Mr. Kool Aid

Boys Noize

Felix Da Housecat

Nina Las Vegas

Busy P


Nora En Pure

Charles Meyer

Giorgio Moroder



Golf Clap

Phlegmatic Dogs

Cookie Monsta


Rico Nasty

Danny Daze

J. Worra

Rory Phillips


Josh Pan

Rüfüs Du Sol

Devon James

Josh Wink

Shiba San

Dillon Nathaniel

Justin Jay


Dita Von Teese

Kaz James

Tim Baresko


Kill The Noise


DJ Tennis



Doc Martin


Wax Motif





Lupe Fuentes



Madam X


Moon Boots

For the cruise, the Celebrity Equinox featured 13 bars and lounges, health and wellness amenities including the Canyon Ranch SpaClub & Fitness Centers. FriendShippers also enjoyed craft beer and comfort food in the new Gastrobar, sipped frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush, and for a unique experience at sea, felt grass beneath their feet at the relaxing Lawn Club.

Prior to the cruise, several renowned performers created DJ mixes exclusively for the FRIENDSHIP Mix Series. Mixes were shared from FRIENDSHIP performersElax (his first DJ mix), Claptone, J Worra, Um.., Volac, LSDREAM, Shia San,Nora En Pure, and Tim Baresko.

Photos of FRIENDSHIP's maiden voyage can be found here.

FRIENDSHIP will return with updated information - sign up for details.

AMFAMFAMF is a LiveStyle, Inc. company. Gary Richards is President ofLiveStyle, Inc. North America.

About LiveStyle, Inc.

One of the world's largest music event producers, LiveStyle boasts a wide variety of leading live music properties. LiveStyle produces and promotes single and multiday music festivals across North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. North American key operating entities include Made Event, React Presents, Disco Donnie Presents, and Life In Color, along with festivals and brands such as Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening, FriendShip, LIC Miami, BLNK CNVS, and AMFAMFAMF. In Europe, the company boasts key operating entities such as Monumental, b2s, ID&T, i-Motion, and Q-Dance, and festivals and brands including Decibel. Mysteryland, Awakenings, back2school, Air, Qlimax, Nature One, and Sensation. In Brazil, LiveStyle owns PlusNetwork, which has produced the enormously successful Tomorrowland Brasil festival and tours by internationally acclaimed DJs and artists. Together with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization, LiveStyle launched TomorrowWorld, the first international version of the Tomorrowland festival, and promoted the first South American Tomorrowland festival. LiveStyle continues to work with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization as its international partner to bring Tomorrowland to new territories outside Europe and to return to the USA and Brazil. LiveStyle also owns Beatport, the preeminent ecommerce platform for DJs, producers and dance music fans that helps launch the careers of the best underground artists and define global music culture. For more information, visit

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