The organizers of one of EDM's favorite cruise ship festival brands appear to be changing the experience they offer on a fundamental level. Despite its brand name, Holy Ship! will ditch seafaring vessels for the debut of a new event brand called Shipwrecked.

Holy Ship!'s organizers took a notably longer time to announce the dates of the 2020 sailings than usual - perhaps owing to the logistical hurdles of bringing next year's edition to land. Coming to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the five-day gathering will now feature an open bar, several complimentary dining options, and round-the-clock room service.

In 2017 Gary Richards was pushed out of his role heading up HARD Events (the parent company of Holy Ship!) by Live Nation. He went to work for EDM conglomerate LiveStyle, and in early 2018 he announced the debut of a new cruise ship festival called Friendship, which debuted this year.

The debut of Holy Ship!'s Shipwrecked event brand will run from January 22nd-26th, 2020. Pre-booking begins at 1:00 PM EST on May 3rd.

Recommended Articles

paul johnson

"The Best to Ever Do It": Legendary DJ Paul Johnson Has Died Following COVID-19 Battle

The pioneering Chicago DJ had been hospitalized and placed in intensive care after contracting the coronavirus last month.

A black-and-white head shot of DJ Snake.

DJ Snake Shows Chameleon Colors In Electrifying 2021 Tour Debut

Adapting to the surprise absence of Malaa, DJ Snake thawed the touring freeze with a fiery show in Chicago over the weekend of Lollapalooza 2021.




An overhead sunset photo taken at cruise ship festival Holy Ship!

Diplo, Madeon and More Announced for Holy Ship! Wrecked 2020

Holy Ship! Wrecked boasts a stellar debut lineup.


Holy Ship Has Announced It's Stacked Lineup

Set sail for Holy Ship 2.0 & 3.0 in 2019.

A photo from cruise ship festival Holy Ship! courtesy of EDM event photographer Rukes.

Over a Dozen Holy Ship! Attendees Arrested Prior to Departure (Again)

Is Holy Ship! turning into a hotbed of drug busts?

A photo from cruise ship festival Holy Ship! courtesy of EDM event photographer Rukes.

Holy Ship! Wrecked Addresses Safety Procedures Amidst Dominican Republic Deaths

Holy Ship! Wrecked released a lengthy statement on safety procedures after reports of mysterious deaths and illnesses in the Dominican Republic came to light.


Holy Ship! Announces Set Times for Both Upcoming Voyages

Holy Ship! is set to take sail January 5th-9th and 9th-12th.

Holy Ship!

Tropic Like it’s Hot with JSTJR’s Holy Ship! Wrecked Mix [Exclusive]

We’re one week away from the biggest festival to hit the Carribbean in 2020: Holy Ship! Wrecked.

San Francisco DJ/producer Claude VonStroke smoking a corncob pipe at cruise ship festival Holy Ship!.

Claude VonStroke Takes On Holy Ship! in Episode 1 of The Stroke Show

The Dirtybird Boss debuted the inaugural episode aboard Holy Ship! 13.0.