Now that spring is in the air, that can only mean one thing: summer is just around the corner and it's time to start planning where you're going to be partying this year. The possibilities are endless but 2017 is the year that thousands of ravers swap fields for the ocean as a wealth of cruise ship festivals have popped up, offering a new kind of nautical naughtiness.
Holy Ship was the first of its kind to trade in tents for tides and the unique festival experience has taken the US by storm, so much so that it now runs two voyages at the start of every year and has now hosted nine editions. It seems like the rest of the world has now followed suit and there's loads to choose from this year, all offering a different style of music and fun than the other.
It's time for Mixmag to step in and help you choose which cruise festival is for you. Make sure you pack those life-jackets, this year's going to be a bumpy one.
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Date: June 11 - 18
Line-up: MK, Steve Lawler, Tinie Tempah, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Patrick Topping (pictured above)
Where? Rome - Santorini - Mykonos - Monte Carlo - Cannes
Picture the scene now: you and your mates have just landed in Rome and you're ready for a faaacking party. "Oi mate, you ready to get absolutely Anchored this week?", one of the lads says, to which the rest of the group reply "Wheyyyyyyyyy". Anchored is one of the first cruise festivals to take place this year and if you fancy some Naughty Tech-House (you know you do), this is the ship for you. What better music can you think of to soundtrack a romantic trip to Cannes than Patrick Topping's thumping boomers alongside MK's house classics? Stage hosts include Ants, Kaluki and Abode and there's also a cinema, crazy golf, a Michelin-star restaurant and 24-hour casino. Can't wait to get fuckin' Anchored, m8!
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