Coachella Announces Inaugural Cruise


Girl Talk (above),
Sleigh Bells, Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Killer Mike, !!!, DJ set from James


By Blurt Staff


Although the long-term future of annual mega-festival
Coachella may be in question
(or at least where it will be held in years to
come), the promoters are moving ahead with plans to launch the S.S. Coachella
this December: a pair of cruises will take place on Dec. 16 (3 days, to the
Bahamas) and Dec. 19 (4 days, to Jamaica), with Ft. Lauderdale as the departure
point for both.


On hand thus far: the above named artists, with more listed
below.  (Organizers initially expressed concern
that they would be able to get all those massive, heavy Marshall rigs that Sleigh Bells totes around
on the ship without sinking it, until the band informed them that they are
actually empty stage props!) A tweet
yesterday was sent out from Coachella reading “Tuesday 6pm PDT” and the
announcement was subsequently made last night. It’ll cost ya $500 a person.


All hands on deck:


Hot Chip
Girl Talk
James Murphy (DJ Set)
Sleigh Bells
Simian Mobile Disco
DJ Harvey
Killer Mike
Black Lips
The Gaslamp Killer
Cloud Nothings
Jason Bentley
The Rapture (DJ Set)
Father John Misty


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