Come December 2012, thousands of indie-rock and electronic dance music fans can bump heads to their favorite acts while cruising the ocean/sea and headed for the Caribbean destinations of Jamaican and The Bahamas all courtesy of SoCal music fest Coachella.
The S.S Coachella will have two trips featuring Pulp, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and about 15 other acts.
According to the New York Times:
Both voyages leave from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with a three-day tour going to the Bahamas on Dec. 16 and a four-day journey to Jamaica starting on Dec. 19. For fans willing to pile four to a cabin — the closest thing to camping when it comes to high-seas travel — prices start at $500 a person, and there are nine other price levels, going up to $9,000 a person for a “sky suite” with veranda.
Prices include lodging, food and entertainment, but not transportation to Florida or bar tabs.
The Celebrity Silhouette, a 1,000-foot, 122,000-ton ship with room for 2,800 fans, cabana-style alcoves and a small theater and even has a half-acre of grass, will contain them all.
Since it’s start in 1999 Coachella has grown into one of the most innovative and popular summer festivals. This year it expanded to two weekends with identical lineups, and according to Billboard, it sold a combined 158,000 tickets worth $47.3 million.
This year festival has seen performances and appearances from a wide range or musical acts including Jimmy Cliff, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Feist, Florence and the Machine, Swedish House Mafia and Santigold
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