Festival Cruise Preview: Jammin’ and Dancin’

Noodling all day. Raving all night. Our latest edition of the 2012/2013 music festival cruise preview puts jam boats and EDM dance parties directly in the spotlight.

Holy Ship
Dates: January 4-7, 2013
Ports Of Call: Ft. Lauderdale, Nassau, Private Island
Lineup Sampler: Justice, Diplo, Major Lazer, Knife Party

Beautiful people barely wearing clothes gyrating on a moonlit beach to dance music? Sign. Me. Up.

The Groove Cruise
Dates: January 25-28, 2013
Ports Of Call: Miami, Great Stirrup Cay
Lineup Sampler: Funkagenda, Ferry Corstein, EC Twins, EDX, George Acosta
Once you board the Groove Cruise with 2,200 dance fans, the party doesn’t stop until you’re off the ship. Curious for a sampler of what a 72 hour rager looks like? Click play on the video below.

Jam Cruise
Dates: January 7-12, 2013
Ports Of Call: Ft. Lauderdale, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas
Lineup Sampler: moe, Galactic, Lettuce, Big Gigantic, Dumpstaphunk

A veteran of music festival cruises, the Jam Cruise has long dominated this niche as it sails on its eleventh jam filled journey this winter. Whether it’s a quiz show (Jamily Fued) hosted by Karl Denson, a Beatles covers party with Hot Buttered Rum & Greensky Bluegrass, or workshops with the legendary Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, this voyage is bound to be far from the ordinary.

Costume Night on the Jam Cruise.

Mountain Song at Sea
Dates: February 1-4, 2013
Ports Of Call: Miami, Great Stirrup Cay
Lineup Sampler: Del McCoury Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan

A full on bluegrass experience is what the Mountain Song at Sea is all about. This shortie trip sails out to a private island in the Bahamas for three days of picking. Remember to pack your instrument of choice for impromptu jams and open mic nights.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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