Happening from 17 to 20 November, the dance music festival from The Livescape Group will take place on a brand new ship
Ahoy there, party mateys – can you guess what’s sailing ’round at the end of the year once more? If reading that alone just triggered memories of morning hangovers and shaky sea-legs, then you know exactly what’s coming. Indeed, we’re having another round of festival fever on the open seas with It’s The Ship.
Update: The first wave of the It’s The Ship lineup has been revealed, and it’s already making ripples across the music scene. Twin sister duo, Krewella, is set to headline with their aggressive onslaught of pop-influenced EDM. Trap heavyweights, Yellow Claw, are expected to make the vessel rumble with plenty of low-end bass-boomers. But what’s most exciting for hip-hop fans is the invasion of Asian rap label, 88Rising, that has made stars out of viral sensations like Rich Chigga. 88Rising will be bringing China’s Higher Brothers, Japan’s Joji, and Korea’s Keith Ape to It’s The Ship; all of whom are household names amongst the Hypebeast community.
The ferocious, beat-drilling genre of hardstyle gets a pat on the back on It’s The Ship as well, with the additions of Brennan Heart from The Netherlands and Coone from Belgium. Other big names in the EDM circuit include Peking Duk and Tigerlily. But what’s It’s The Ship without its staggering roster of regional and local names, right? On board will be familiar names like Oliver Osborne, Shigga Shay, Adam Sky, Joe Flizzow, and Twinkies. More to be announced!
Unlike most festivals that sit on solid ground, It’s The Ship has stood out since 2014 as Southeast Asia’s premier EDM festival on a majestic cruise liner, taking place over several debaucherous days with parties and fringe events galore. It’s The Ship 2017 marks its fourth voyage, but things are shaking up with several changes recently announced.
For starters, the ship is different. No longer the Royal Caribbean Mariner Of The Seas, the booze cruise this year will take place on the Genting Dream Cruise Line, which will feature 35 dining options, and other side-line entertainment such as bowling alleys, casinos and golf courses. Another momentous change is the festival’s stopover. Previously, the party would shift from the ship’s decks to pop-up locations in Malaysia. But this time, It’s The Ship sails all the way to Phuket in Thailand, and we don’t need to tell you how perfect the spot is for private beach parties.
As usual, It’s The Ship will depart from Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore, and cabins are already on sale from this booking website.