The Livescape Group today announced that Asia’s largest music festival at sea, IT’S THE SHIP will return in 2015. The music festival will set sail with 3,800 party goers aboard the Royal Caribbean International cruise liner the “Mariner of the Seas”, and offer Australian travellers the chance to soak up the sun poolside and party through the night to a host of international dance music headline acts.
The four-day and three-night floating vacation cum music festival is set to depart from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on November 20, crossing international waters on the straits of Malacca to tropical Langkawi for a beach party, before returning to Singapore shores on November 23.
“The inaugural IT’S THE SHIP in 2014 attracted over 2,500 fans from across 49 countries, but what was really pleasing for us was that the crowd for the event was made up of so many Australians – over 10%,” Muhammad Iqbal, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Livescape Group said.
“Many people miss out on tickets to Australian music festivals like ‘Meredith’ and ‘Splendour in the Grass’, as a result of these fast sell-outs and we are seeing growing evidence of Australians travelling overseas to regions such as Asia to attend alternate world-class music events. IT’S THE SHIP is expected to attract thousands of fans of which 60% are expected to come from outside of Singapore. The event has already proven very popular amongst Australians and we expect many more to jump at this not-to-be-missed experience in 2015.” Iqbal said.
The phase one artiste lineup for IT’S THE SHIP 2015 will be revealed in May. The inaugural event featured music acts like Basement Jaxx, CHVRCHES, Dash Berlin, Lil Jon, Alex Metric, Sasha Grey and many more.
IT’S THE SHIP 2015 will take place aboard the 15-deck “Mariner of The Seas” which features a casino, a rock climbing wall that overlooks the sea, a full sized basketball court, ice-skating rink, mini golf course, a duty-free shopping promenade, full service day spa, 10 pools and whirlpools, and 17 bars, clubs and lounges.
Public sales commenced via www.itstheship.com on Monday, 13 April 2015. Australian Travel Agents are also being offered a new payment option for their customers for IT’S THE SHIP 2015 where guests can opt to pay for their cabins via a monthly instalment plan
Cabins for IT’S THE SHIP 2015 are priced per person from AUD541 for an early bird interior stateroom (AUD772 after early bird savings) to AUD2,379 for a luxurious Royal Family Suite with balcony (AUD3,398 after early bird savings). All cabin prices are inclusive of complimentary 24-hour dining and room service, selected non-alcoholic beverages and free usage of most of the ship’s facilities. The cabin sale ends on 10 November 2015.