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Coachella music fest goes mainstream and books two cruise dates

Jul 25, 2012 2:49 am

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The leader in rock festivals on boats is Sixthman, which has made a name for itself with the southern rock fest Simple Man Cruise for the last six years. Will the indie kids of Coachella be able to keep the boat rockin’?

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The Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship will host the first Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at sea in December.

The event dubbed S.S. COACHELLA is produced by Goldenvoice.

The festival will offer music and vacation lovers the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime getaway filled with performances by Coachella artists in intimate settings, Celebrity Cruises said this week in a statement.

S.S. COACHELLA will take place on the Celebrity Cruises’ ship on two separate cruises departing Port Everglades featuring the same roster of performers, which includes Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy (DJ Set) and Sleigh Bells, among other acts.

“We’re thrilled to be providing the setting for S.S. COACHELLA,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler, senior vice president, sales, Celebrity Cruises. “Just as the Celebrity Cruises name is synonymous with modern style, service and cuisine, the Coachella name is synonymous with cutting-edge, of-the-moment music trends.”

Guests can choose from the following itineraries: Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas, Dec. 16-19, 2012 or Fort Lauderdale to Jamaica, Dec. 19-23.

S.S. COACHELLA reservations can be made beginning Saturday at 10:00 am PDT (1:00 pm EDT) and prices start from $500 per person, Celebrity said.

For reservation and payment details, click here.

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