HOLY SHIP! Announces Voyage with Knife Party, Pretty Lights
HARD, CLOUD 9 ADVENTURES, and THE BOWERY PRESENTS have announced the schedule and activities for HOLY SHIP! January 3-6, 2015 voyage on the beautiful MSC Divina. Setting sail from Miami, HOLY SHIP! boasts headliners Knife Party and Pretty Lights, Flume, Boys Noize, A-Trak, RL Grime and much more.
The action begins even before the ship leaves the dock when organizers HARD Events, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents host the official HOLY SHIP! pre-party at Space Miami on January 2. Fans have two rooms of music to choose from for the night with back-to-back sets from Justin Martin and Dusky, Gorgon City and Kidnap Kid, Alex Metric and Oliver, and Sharam Jey with Shiba San in Room 1. In Room 2, The Buntings will be hosting their yearly "Officially Un-Official Shipfam Pre Party." This room will consist of SHIPFAM DJs (HOLY SHIP! passengers who are also DJs). In addition to the music, Positive Legacy, the charitable arm of Cloud 9, will host a silent auction where fans can bid on signed memorabilia and unique experiences donated by the HOLY SHIP! artists.
On Saturday, January 3, HOLY SHIP! casts off with a pool deck sail away party helmed by Flume, What So Not and Boys Noize, just to name a few, while over in the Black & White Lounge, Annie Mac hosts her Brits Aboard stage celebrating U.K artists with Doorly, Hannah Wants, Duke Dumont, Maya Jane Coles and more.
On Sunday, January 4, HOLY SHIP! lands at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, which includes the infamous pirate ship that attendees fondly remember from the cruise's inaugural run in 2012. Cruisers are invited ashore for a private island party with Busy P, Duke Dumont, Flume and Armand Van Helden who will all go back to back with a special surprise guest. Special activities for the day include yoga on the beach with HOLY SHIP! alumn Gina Turner and a hair salon with Emoh Instead on the pool deck. As the sun sets, the ship sets sail again with a prom night theme. Get down at the Fool's Gold Rap Party at the Theater stage with A-Trak & Craze, Salva and Rustie or the BNR & Friends party in the Black & White Lounge with Boys Noize, Spank Rock and Jimmy Edgar while donning your formal best. Stay up for a special sunrise set with Destructo as he presents 'The Sermon,' the set that started it all for HARD's leader.
HOLY SHIP!'s final row on Monday, January 5 is a complete Day At Sea--a first for HOLY SHIP! --with pool parties and artist performances all day long as the ship heads back to Miami. The theme is a pajama party; since everyone is on board all day, there is no need to change out of your pajamas. During the day, fans can check out the hip-hop party hosted by Tommy Kruise with DJ Sliink, Yogi and ODESZA or sets by Duke Dumont, Armand Van Helden or Motez on the pool deck. Special daytime activities include kung fu with Laidback Luke, Holy Flip Cup Tournament of Champions where each team of cruisers will have an artist captain, Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, Sample Bingo with Salva, DJ lessons with A-Trak, yoga with Gina Turner and Henry Fong Holy Aquatic Olympics. There are also artist autograph signings.
The last night aboard is time to party to sets by Rudamental, Corey Enemy, Griz and Snakehips. Destructo also hosts the Destructo and friends party with all B2B sets from Vanilla Ace and Sharam Jey, Motez and Doorly, Busy P and DJ Falcon and more.
HOLY SHIP!'s expansion to two sailings-z the second set for February 18-21 featuring its own unique line-up--opens this experience up to even more fans. As the proven industry leader, HOLY SHIP! is where music fans go to see the world's top DJs perform in an intimate setting among multiple venues on board the ship into the late hours over three consecutive days and nights. To further enhance the HOLY SHIP! experience, the sailings will highlight onboard visuals by Sus Boy, known for creating visuals for Skrillex, Boys Noize, RL Grime, Baauer and Salva, in collaboration with HOLY SHIP!
Beyond the music, the MSC Divina is a stunning luxury liner and home to HOLY SHIP!'s loving fan community, appropriately dubbed #SHIPFAM. Along with the stellar line-up of DJs and artists the event is known for, the voyage will also be marked by signature onboard activities, theme nights, and workshops with intimate artist involvement.
HOLY SHIP! heats up the high seas in 2015 with its biggest and best lineups yet.<
MAYA JANE COLES
ARMAND VAN HELDEN
RUDIMENTAL (DJ SET)
WHAT SO NOT
+ SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST