All Aboard The S.S. Coachella: The First Music Festival At Sea

by Ramya Velury · July 18, 2012

Brought to you by Goldenvoice, Coachella has decided to expand into a deep sea experience. Starting this winter, the S.S. Coachella will be leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This will be the first time the infamous festival comes to the East Coast since it's inception in Indio in 1999. This is an interesting move for Coachella, since there have been recent reports of moving the festival out of Indio due to the tax increase.

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The cruise, however, offers the utmost intimate experience between an artist and his/her fan. Jason Foster, manager of Yeasayer commented on the cruise saying,

"The fan is looking for new experiences and new things they can do and ways to incorporate travel and music in the same boat, no pun intended. After attending numerous festivals, the fan is looking for something different. We've never been on a cruise, and we're looking to play as many places as we can."

S.S. Coachella has two destinations for the two different weekends, just like the original festival. For the first weekend, December 16-19, the ship will sail to the Bahamas and during the second weekend, December 19-23, the cruise will go to Jamaica. The line-up includes headliners like Pulp, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, James Murphy, and Sleigh Bells.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 AM. Go HERE to purchase.