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Floating festival It’s The Ship unveils first round line-up

When your festival takes place on a luxury cruise liner bound for Malaysia’s Malacca Straits, you don’t have to work very hard to convince us to come aboard. Even better, then, that Asia’s brand new floating festival It’s The Ship has given us a first round line-up this good.

Today, the team at It’s The Ship announced the first lot of names you can look forward to partying on boat with this November and it’s a wide-ranging bill. Turn Down For What wordsmith Lil Jon, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots, Bromance’s first lady of techno Louisahhh and newly-solo Italian Crookers will all be there, joined by Scottish electronic outfit CHVRCHES, Belgian smoothie Aeroplane, bassheads Tropkillaz and the ever-excellent Alex Metric.

It’s The Ship has also lined up a string of regional names to keep punters busy, all of which you can take in below. Then in September, the festival will deliver a second phase line-up packed with even more big name internationals.

It’s The Ship will set sail from Singapore on November 21, returning four nights later on November 25. The tunes will be pumping the whole journey through, but the biggest day of the party is set to be November 23, when the cruise liner will dock on the tropical island of Langkawi for a star-studded beach party.

Of course, life on the cruise liner looks pretty sweet too: the Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Voyager of the Sea’ boats 14 guest decks, a royal promenade, a Vegas-style casino, full sized sports courts, an ice rink, 3D cinema, “FlowRider surf simulator”, rock climbing wall and more. “We wanted an event that merged both the relaxed atmosphere of a vacation and the epic experience of a world-class music festival into one,” organisers explained.

If you want to be part of the madness, you’ll need to head to the website to register. Cabins start at AUD$460, going all the way up to $4,000 for the “wickedly luxurious” royal suite, which, naturally, comes complete with a grand piano as part of the amenities.

Those prices are all inclusive, with tickets getting you all four nights of accomodation, main meals, select non-alcoholic beverages and free use of most of the ship’s facilities. Over 10,000 people have registered already – more than 60% of which come from outside of Singapore – so don’t drag your feet.