SS Coachella will make its maiden voyage Sunday, when the luxury ship Celebrity Silhouette will cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Bahamas (Dec. 16-19). It sails again next week to Jamaica (Dec. 19-23).
The set times were released here.
Goldenvoice, producers of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, announced in July its plans to launch the festival cruise line.
Headliner Pulp — an English alternative band that returned to playing live in 2011 and played the two Coachella festivals in April — will be joined by alternative rock, hip-hop and electronica acts including Hot Chip, El-P and Z-Trip.
Goldenvoice calls the S.S. Coachella “a rare opportunity to see Coachella artists in an intimate setting.”
In a blog post today, OC Weekly broke down its “Five Reasons You Should Be Jealous of Our S.S. Coachella Trip.” Among them: DJ lessons, luxury and bikinis in December.
The maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella is fast approaching, so we wanted to introduce you to the artists who are taking to the seas this December.
First up is headliner Pulp, an English alternative band that took a hiatus in 2001 and returned to playing live a decade later.
The band’s reunion came just in time for the band’s 1995 song “Common People” to become an anthem for the 99 percent crowd.
In the song, Cocker skewers a rich girl who tells him she wants to “live like common people” and “do whatever common people do.”
At the land-based Coachella weekends this past April, Cocker worked his butt off to engage the audience and succeeded with “Common People” as the band’s finale.
But as MyCoachella’s Bruce Fessier pointed out in July, the S.S. Coachella isn’t as focused on the 99 percent, and “Common People” could find themselves more separated from wealthier attendees than they do at the original Indio festival.
Rollingstone.com has put out its list the top 10 Must See acts at Coachella — and they’re not headliners:
Most knew that the biggest names would be part of a much longer list of exciting rock, dance, hip-hop and more gathered for the desert fest in Indio, California. Here are just 10 of the acts further down the bill not to be missed.
We broke it down for you by day:
Friday: Atari Teenage Riot,Mazzy Star, Pulp, Refused
Saturday: Azealia Banks, Gary Clark Jr., Laura Marling, Martin Solveig
Sunday: Le Butcherettes, Wild Flag
Thanks Rolling Stone for including us in the 10 Bands not to miss list at Coachella… fb.me/1eFTOWjS3
— Le Butcherettes (@LeButcherettes) April 10, 2012