After months of speculation and excitement, Asia’s Largest Festival at Sea, It’s The Ship, has officially revealed their first phase line up. Due to set sail from Singapore to Phuket on November 17, those lucky enough to get hold of tickets will be treated to the hottest rising and mainstay international talent across the dance and hip-hop spectrum.
The first two headliners to be announced by organizers Livescape Group are Dutch trap heavyweights Yellow Claw and one of the most explosive electronic groups of the past decade, Krewella. Yellow Claw and Krewella are bolstered by an eclectic array of support that includes Aussie favorites Peking Duk and Tigerlily, Dutch Hardstyle heavyweight Brennan Heart, London-based house outfit and Martin Garrix collaborator Third Party, One More Time – A Tribute To Daft Punk, providing festival goers with the first and only realistic tribute to the seminal French super group, and from the 88rising collective, ‘It Ma G’ superstar Keith Ape, tough-talking Chinese rap group Higher Brothers and rising lo-fi star joji.
With a host of regional talent playing alongside these superstars, including Singapore DJs Rave Republic and Oliver Osbourne, Malaysian duo Twinkies, Thai-American hip-hop triple hitters Thaitanium and Indian monolith Nucleya, It’s The Ship 2017 promises to be the biggest edition yet of the floating festival Goliath.
Coupled with this Phase One announcement comes It’s The Ship’s ‘Blast From The Past’ video series, that showcases different elements of this unique experience at sea. With four themed visual snapshots already uploaded, including ‘Fun In The Sun’ (Daytime Parties), ‘Costumes’, ‘Activities’ and ‘Team No Sleep’ (Night Parties), It’s The Ship has now released the last in the series, ‘Artists’. Zipping between various DJs including Dada Life and Raiden, the video gives a flavor of how the 2017 artists will be whipping the crowd into a frenzy on deck.
Last but not least, It’s The Ship are offering the first 350 ticket buyers in August an exclusive party bag filled with on-board essentials. Never short of surprises, It’s The Ship have also announced that one bag will contain a ‘golden ticket’, granting the lucky receiver free access to next year’s festival. For more info, make sure to go here!