Line-up won't be announced until next spring, but tickets go on sale on 4 September
January 2016 saw the inaugural Shipsomnia - a five-day cruise holiday with top-flight DJs - taking place in the seas and islands of Thailand and Malaysia. And today it's been announced that 2017 will see a second Shipsomnia cruise between Barcelona and Ibiza.
The brainchild of an outfit called Mad Fresh Events, Shipsomnia will be held on the Royal Carribean cruise liner Brilliance Of The Seas, which can carry 2,500 passengers as well as over 800 staff and crew. The ship will sail from Barcelona on 14 June and head to Ibiza, where there'll be a big party onshore, before returning to Barcelona via the French port of Sète. All the DJs at the main event will be travelling on the ship itself, so expect plenty of musical entertainment along the way, with the ship having been kitted out with a monster soundsystem especially.
And if you're expecting a line-up of cheesemongers, think again! "We are not a mainstream EDM festival," the organisers are keen to point out - and with the inaugural Shipsomnia ('The Search For Lost Rhythms') having boasted the likes of DJ Marky [pictured], James Zabiela, Jazzy Jeff, Claptone and Stanton Warriors, we'd say that's fair enough.
The line-up for this Shipsomnia ('Tale Of The Kraken') won't be announced until a few months before the event, but we're told to expect "a diverse range of electronic music genres, ranging from all kinds of house music to breakbeat, hip-hop, drum ‘n bass and more." Oh, and if you book a cabin, there are also a limited number of 'open decks' slots available so you can show your fellow passengers what you can do - though you'll need to apply by sending in a mix ahead of time.
Ticket prices start at $569pp (based on four people sharing an interior cabin) and go all the way up to $3,845pp. That covers the cruise itself, all meals (including 24-hour room service) and use of all the ship's facilities, though do note drinks (other than tea/coffee/juice) are not included.
Want to know more? Hit up www.shipsomnia.com