First announced in April, Shipsomnia, the world’s first fully themed music and arts festival vacation cruise, is making its global debut with a statement-making line-up comprising more than 40 artists from the US, UK, Brazil, Colombia, Australia, and Asia including Singapore, Bali, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Bangkok, and Manila.
The line-up – with the impactful mix of music legends, heavy-hitters, underground sensations, emerging stars and Ibiza favourites – is curated for music lovers.
The full artistes line-up will feature some of the world’s biggest global acts and they will be joined by more than 20 of their Asian and Australian counterparts from the top clubs and party promoters/labels in Asia and Australia, who would bring their unique sound to the festival-cruise – from nightclubs kyo (Singapore), Fly (Hong Kong), M2 (Shanghai), VH (Bali), and Blowfish (Jakarta) – which were part of Shipsomnia’s multi-city Asian club tour in May and June this year – alongside underground party promoters/labels Kolour (Bangkok), Irie Sundays (Manila), Sub Sonic (Sydney) and Habitat (Perth).
In total, Shipsomnia will feature more than 40 DJs, plus contortionists and aerialists from Mid-Air Circus Arts, on its power-packed showcase.
The one-of-its kind, experiential 5-night festival vacation cruise to the hottest destinations in Asia with one of the world’s finest musical sommeliers on the Costa Victoria that would be propped out with a magical aquatic theme with a steampunk twist, where legends of the sea come to life.
Limited tickets to Shipsomnia are still available. In just 12 days after its release in late May, 70% of tickets were snapped up. Revellers hail from more than 35 countries.
The 5-day, 4-night cruise will set off from Singapore on 2nd January 2016 to Phuket and Langkawi and back to Singapore on 6th January 2016.
Shipsomnia’s stop in Phuket will be an exclusive one for Shipsomniacs where the beautiful private island Banana Beach, Koh Hey (Coral Island) will be closed especially for the festival-cruise. The beach festival will be held at Coral Island or Koh Hey, as it is known to locals, on the white sand, picturesque Banana Beach.
Aptly named the S.O.S. Beach Festival (Save Our Seas), the festival aims to raise awareness on various environmental issues in an artistic and fun way.
The S.O.S beach festival also has a “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” philosophy. Some of the event proceeds will go to a non-profit, ocean conservation organization in Phuket.
Organised at a cost of about US$2.5-million, it’s expecting some 2,400 fun-seekers from around the Asia-Pacific region, and beyond.
Check out more pictures of the gorgeous, sprawling Costa Victoria cruise ship in the gallery below:
*Pictures from Costa Victoria.
For more quick facts about Shipsomnia, go here.