Event production powerhouse Insomniac is teaming up with Sixthman to present EDSea: a 4 night music festival cruise taking place November 4-8, 2023. Sixthman has been specializing in festivals at sea since 2001. The journey will take festival goers, who will be called ‘Headliners’, from Miami to the Bahamas, with stops in between amongst the islands nearby with the opportunity to explore and take on excursions, which are sold separately from tickets.
On the Electric Sea, we dance together to the same universal beat and, together, create beautiful experiences that will never be forgotten. Our community welcomes Headliners of all backgrounds to join us as we celebrate Life, Love, Art & Music. EDSea will cater to all dance music lovers with House, Bass, Trance, Disco, Techno and more over the 4 day sail! – Insomniac
Honest disclaimer: we’ve been bamboozled. Here at DMNW, we instinctively thought “EDSea” meant EDC Seattle and those two minutes of excitement were incredible. With Insomniac events that already take place in the PNW such as Boo!, Beyond Wonderland, and Bass Canyon, the possibility of an EDC Seattle wouldn’t be too far out of reach. One can dream though, right?
The important stuff
Music: The EDSea lineup is TBA but you can sign up for text notifications here. The focused genres will be house, bass, trance, disc, and techno. Multiple themes planned across 8 stages.
Tickets: Pre-sale for cabin reservations will be made available January 17th. A general sale will begin on January 27th. Sign up for pre-sale.
Ship: You will cruising on the Norwegian Joy which roughly holds about 3800 people with a staff of about 1800 on board. You can see some cool stats and highlights of the ship here. If you’re curious what cabins are like, here’s a gallery. When taking time away from the music there will 11 unique dining options, a casino, shopping, pools and spas, and much more.
FAQs: Insomniac has laid out a nicely summarized itinerary and a helpful FAQ section that addresses all your burning questions about the event.
This is not Insomniac’s first at sea outing as they have been running Holy Ship!, created by HARD events founder Gary Richards in 2012. Holy Ship was then brought back to land from 2020-2022 as Holy Ship! Wrecked with events in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. It looks Holy Ship! Wrecked will remain at port, but still on Insomniac’s roster of events, with Insomniac making EDSea its premiere floating festival.
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