Coachella Announces Cruise to the Bahamas and Jamaica
On Monday July 15th, Coachella hinted that the following day at 6pm they would be releasing a big announcement. Welp, it looks like the wait is over early after an ‘anonymous’ employee at Goldenvoice, the Coachella music festival organizing entity, spilled the beans to the press that a cruise was in the works. The cruise is scheduled to run 2 separate trips in mid-December. The December 16th-19th cruise will visit the Bahamas, and the December 19th-23rd cruse is headed to Jamaica.
The cruise will be aboard the the Celebrity Silhouette, a 1,000-foot, 122,000-ton ship with a capacity for 2,800 fans. Paul Tollett, the founder of the Coachella music festival also announced that the ship, “even has a half-acre of grass, it wouldn’t be Coachella without grass.” Looking for a cabin aboard the S.S. Coachella? That’ll set you back $500 a person for the smaller cabins, however there are nine other price levels, the highest reaching $9,000 a person for the “sky suite”.
This is the first time that the ‘Coachella’ brand has ventured outside of it’s normal location in Indio, California. The artist lineup thus far is surprisingly limited, especially when compared to the massive 2 weekend festival held at the Indio location. It currently includes Pulp, Yeahsayer, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, James Murphy (DJ Set,) Sleigh Bells, Simian Mobil Disco, Z-Trip, !!!, Warpaint, DJ Harvey, EL-P, Killer Mike, Black Lips, The Gaslamp Killer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Jason Bentley, The Rapture (DJ Set,) Father John Misty, Tokimonsta, and Alf Alpha.
The sea voyage also appears to be pioneering a new ticketing system Goldenvoice is putting in place to curb the rampent ticket scalping that occurs every year at the Indio festival. Scalpers and craigslist ticket buyers beware, this years tickets will have the following fines:
- Name changes on any room are subject to at $50 fee per changes
- There are no name changes allowed after November 15th, 2012
- Lead passenger name can not be changed on a reservation
- Cabin changes may be subject to up to a $100 change fee