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Holy Ship 2015 Is About To Set Sail!

After three legendary voyages since their first excursion in January of 2012, HARD, Cloud 9 Adventures, and the Bowery Presents have all teamed up once again to put on their biggest rendition of Holy Ship yet. Holy Ship has since earned its reputation as a premier dance music event, and its massive growth in popularity has inevitably led to an expansion into two massive trips for 2015.

2015's first voyage on the stunning MSC Divina will depart from PortMiami in Miami, FL on January 3rd and presents headliners Knife Party, Pretty Lights, Flume, Boys Noize, A-Trak, RL Grime and many, many more. The anticipation and energy building from the artists, OG Shipfam, and Ship Virgins is truly unparalleled.

The Holy Ship madness starts even before the boat leaves the dock at Space Miami on January 2nd where the official Holy Ship! Pre-Party is being held. Attendees have been given two rooms of music to choose from throughout the night. Room 1 will feature back-to-back sets from Justin Martin and Dusky, Alex Metric and Oliver, Gorgon City and Kidnap Kid, as well as Sharam Jey and Shiba San. Room 2 will be home to the annual “Officially Un-Official Shipfam Pre Party” hosted by none other than the Buntings. Shipfam DJs, those Holy Ship passengers who are also DJs, will be filling the room with their eclectic beats.

On Saturday, January 3rd, attendees will be flooding the Port of Miami and finally hopping on the boat. After getting situated and performing the mandatory safety drill, Flume will begin the party on the pool deck as the ship sets sail. What So Not, Boys Noize, Pretty Lights, Wax Motif, Shiba San and Knife Party are just some of the artists who will be kicking off the first night on board. Annie Mac will also be hosting her Brits Aboard stage Saturday night in the Black & White Lounge, showcasing some of the U.K. talent like Hannah Wants, Dusky, and Maya Jane Coles.

Sunday, January 4th takes place at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas where the famed pirate ship from the first sailing will make its return. Fans have the opportunity to go ashore for the Private Island Party where Busy P, Duke Dumont, Flume, and Armand Van Helden who’s going back-to-back with a surprise guest. Special activities planned for Sunday include Gina Turner’s yoga class on the beach and Emoh Instead’s hair salon on the pool deck. Once the day is over and the ship gets ready to sail, the prom night theme will take over and begin the excursion you’ll never forget. The Theater stage will be hosting the Fool’s Gold Rap Party where one can hear sets from A-Trak, Craze, Salva, and Rustie. Over in the Black & White Lounge the BNR & Friends party will be going down with Boys Noize, Spank Rock, and Jimmy Edgar. The HARDfather, Destructo, will also be holding a very special sunrise set.

The final day, Monday, January 5th, on Holy Ship is an entire day at sea. This is the first time Holy Ship has ever had a whole day on the vast ocean. As the ship heads back to Miami, artists will be performing all day long all over the boat. The pajama party theme will allow shipgoers to just get out of bed and get straight to partying while they stay comfortable in their PJ’s since they’re on board all day. Special activities planned for Monday include Kung Fu with Laidback Luke, Holy Flip Cup Tournament of Champions, DJ lessons with A-Trak, a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, Sample Bingo with Salva, and Aquatic Olympics with Henry Fong. If you’re just down for good music then Tommy Kruise will be hosting a hip-hop party in the Zen Pool/Garden Bar featuring artists like Branchez, Odesza, and Yogi. Attendees can also go to the pool deck where Motez, Justin Martin, Rudimental, Duke Dumont, and many others will be playing. Lastly, the Galaxy Disco will be the place to go at night for the Destructo and Friends showcase.

In preparation for the January sailing, we’ve compiled a list containing only some of the sets we’re looking forward to the most:

  • Saturday - Sail Away Party | Flume | Pool Deck @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Brit’s Aboard Party | Hannah Wants | Black & White Lounge @ 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Brit’s Aboard Party | Dusky | Black & White Lounge @ 2:30 a.m.
  • Saturday – Knife Party | Theater @ 2:45 a.m.
  • Saturday – Gina Turner b2b Laidback Luke | Galaxy Disco @ 4:45 a.m.
  • Sunday – Private Island Party | Duke Dumont @ 12:15 p.m.
  • Sunday – Private Island Party | Armand Van Helden b2b ??? @ 2:45 p.m.
  • Sunday – Fool’s Gold Rap Party | Rustie | Theater @ 12:30 a.m.
  • Sunday – BNR & Friends Party | Boys Noize | Black & White Lounge @ 1:30 a.m.
  • Sunday - Cory Enemy | Pool Deck @ 2:00 a.m.
  • Sunday – Fool’s Gold Rap Party | A-Trak & Craze | Theater @ 3:30 a.m.
  • Sunday – The Sermon Sunrise Set | Destructo | Zen Pool/Garden Bar @ 5:30 a.m.
  • Monday – Hip-Hop Party | Odesza | Zen Pool/Garden Bar @ 2:45 p.m.
  • Monday – Jimmy Edgar | Pool Deck @ 12:00 a.m.
  • Monday – Destructo & Friends Party | Destructo b2b Wax Motif | Galaxy Disco @ 1:30 a.m.
  • Monday – Pretty Lights Closing Set | Theater @ 3:00 a.m.

To continue building excitement as we eagerly pack our bags and set our schedules, watch the jaw-dropping Holy Ship!!! 2014 Recap below:

For those of you setting sail on the Febraury 2015 voyage, you can now start preparing for your Mardi Gras and Noah’s Ark themed nights!

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