What better way to experience a music festival then to sail with Belle & Sebastian and other amazing bands on The Norwegian Jade luxury liner for five days. The festival is deemed “The Boaty Weekender” and guests can expect to float for five days from Barcelona, Spain to Cagliari, Sardinia then back to Barcelona. Tickets start at $822.00 USD and up, plus $184.00 in taxes and fees for a state room on the luxury liner. This amazing trip will take place on August 8 – 12, 2019 aboard The Norwegian Jade, featuring four nights of music across five stages, all curated by Belle & Sebastian.
Some of the bands set to perform include: Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura, Teenage Fanclub, Django Django, Alvvays, Buzzcocks, Japanese Breakfast, Honeyblood, Hinds, Kelly Lee Owens, Nilufer Yanya, Whyte Horses, Tracyanne & Danny and more to join this festive lineup. Although the Buzzcocks are set to play, the lead singer Pete Shelley who also co-founded the band recently passed away.
Belle & Sebastian shared the following, “We want to do it right. Let’s have yoga and cocktails and club nights and themed balls and crèches and quizzes and scrabble tournaments – and gigs. Gigs upon gigs from some of our good friends and favourite acts in rock ‘n’ roll on five stages throughout the ship – and instead of stumbling home to a damp tent in a dark field, saunter back to the comfort of a clean bed in your own stateroom on a luxury liner.”
They further state, “So what else can you expect from The Boaty Weekender? How about two unique performances from Belle & Sebastian, a live Q&A with the band, activities with each of us – and if you reserve your stateroom fast enough, some neat extras…Don’t you fancy joining us on this floating festival with fellow fans? This party we’re throwing just won’t be the same without you. Let it be so. No checkout, and breakfast runs till two.”
If you reserve a cabin during the pre-sale, you’ll get an “exclusive cruise vinyl.” Also, if you’re one of the first 350 to book a cabin, you can attend a performance of Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant – an album Belle & Sebastian have never before performed in full.
Photo credit: Sharon Alagna