Holy Ship! just wrapped up its second weekend equipped with an unannounced visit from Kaskade who returned the favor to Skrillex for a surprise back-to-back set on the ship. With the dust still settling, Gary Richards, Hard, The Bowery Presents and Cloud 9 Adventures have not wasted any time locking down the dates for the two 2016 voyages.
The pair of voyages will take place around the same time as this year, between Jan 3–6 and Feb. 10–13. The ships will set sail from Miami on the MSC Divina, the home of the electronic music cruise over the past three years.
Organizers have planned some activities for Shipfam (the name for people who go on the voyage) as well. There will be a daytime beach party and keeping things varied, the January ship will stop on tropical Coco Cay, Bahamas and the February cruise on the stunning Grand Bahama Island.
If you are ready to think about next winter, pre-sale bookings will take place March 10–11. Pre-sale passwords will only be sent out to previous Hold Ship! revelers, who will receive priority for purchasing tickets. If there are any tickets available after pre-sale bookings have filled up, the general public will have their chance on March 12 at 12 p.m. EST.
Details about the lineups will be available in the coming months.
This past year featured a diverse lineup over its two, four-day voyages, with each having its own almost entirely unique group of acts. Acts like Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Bassment Jaxx, DJ Snake, Ty Dolla $ign, Brodinski, Knife Party, Flume, Pretty Lights, A-Trak, Duke Dumont and others played one of the two cruises.
Watch the trailer for 2016 and head to Holy Ship!'s website for more information.
There has been no announcement on a potential Mediterranean voyage in 2016, but stay tuned.