Goldenvoice, the promoters behind the famed Coachella Festival, are taking the long-running event to the high seas this December. S.S. Coachella, aka The Celebrity Silhouette, will make two trips from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean boasting indie/dance friendly acts such as Girl Talk, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Yeasayer, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells and Pulp. The first trip, a three-day cruise, will leave Fort Lauderdale for the Bahamas on the 16th, while a four-day trip, which visits Jamaica, will depart Fort Lauderdale on December 19th according to a report by the New York Times.
Here’s the full initial lineup:
Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy (DJ Set), Sleigh Bells, Simian Mobile Disco, Z-Trip, !!!, Warpaint, DJ Harvey, EL-P, Killer Mike, Black Lips, The Gaslamp Killer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Jason Bentley, The Rapture, Father John Misty, Tokimonsta, Alf Alpha
The prices start at about $500 a person and are expected to run upwards of $9,000 for a “sky suite.” Just like other floating concerts such as Jam Cruise and Sixthman’s many full-ship charters, S.S. Coachella attendees can participate in activities that go beyond the music such as a wine tasting with James Murphy, a live DJ tutorial and a D.I.Y. arts n’ crafts workshop. All in all, Goldenvoice will make use of four venues – the pool deck, the intimate sky lounge, the large silhouette theater and the artificial “lawn club.” Reservations go on sale this Saturday through the Coachella website.