KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Livescape Group is bringing It’s The Ship 2015 back with a roster of international and regional electronic music stars and up-and-coming talents for Asia’s largest festival at sea.
According to their press release, the four-day, three-night affair will take place on board the Royal Caribbean International Mariner Of The Seas from November 20 to 23, with a pit stop in Langkawi “for a show-stopping, epic private beach party to remember”.
One of the headlining acts on board will be Dutch DJ, remixer and electronic dance music producer Ferry Corsten, who will be bringing his signature show ‘Full On’, featuring Mark Ferry and a special surprise guest on board the cruise liner.
This is the second It’s The Ship event held by Livescape after the success of the maiden event last November, which saw 2,500 fans from over 49 countries participate in this music festival held at sea.
Livescape Group Group CEO Iqbal Ameer said, “Our maiden voyage last year was one that created many lasting memories for those who were on board. We created many firsts in this region last year and this year, we are looking to top that.”
“We’re looking at providing even more intimate activities with the international acts, a more diverse music lineup and an even greater cruise-cum-music festival experience.”
Some of international and regional acts that are slated to appear on board are Kaskade, Showtek, Carnage, Brandon Beal, Alam Shah, Bangkok Invaders, and many more.
“One of the key takeaways from fans who attended last year’s festival was the fact that they not only got to see their favourite acts perform live but they also got to interact with the artistes in person over the duration of the festival,” said Iqbal.
He further explained that acts are chosen according to how outgoing and sociable they are as the company wants the acts “to interact with the fans not only through their music, but also via the other activities on board the cruise.”
The floating music festival is expected to attract a sold-out crowd of over 3,800 fans of which 80 per cent will come from international destinations such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, the USA and Europe. The ship is currently at 60 per cent capacity with 41 nationalities making up those already on board.
Cabins for the event range from US$588 to US$1,288 (RM2,238 to RM4,903), while the suites are already sold out. Prices include complimentary 24-hour dining and room service, selected non-alcoholic beverages and free usage of most of the ship’s facilities.
Check out the full list of acts and more details on the It's The Ship website.