From the Desert to the Sea: Coachella is Ready to Set Sail with New Cruise

The wildly popular Indio festival will try its luck on open sea.

By Angelo Simone and Kim Baldonado
|  Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012  |  Updated 5:40 AM PDT
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LA-based music promoter Goldenvoice announced plans Tuesday to start a cruise-version of its popular Indio music festival. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on July 17, 2012.

Kim Baldonado & Sean Browning

LA-based music promoter Goldenvoice announced plans Tuesday to start a cruise-version of its popular Indio music festival. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on July 17, 2012.

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The S.S. Coachella is ready for its maiden voyage.

LA Concert promoter Goldenvoice announced Tuesday it will start a Coachella cruise – taking the massively popular landlocked music festival out on the open ocean.

Two trips are planned for the new ship. The first will run from Dec. 16-19 and will be bound for the Bahamas, while the second will run Dec. 19-23 and head to Jamaica.

Fans willing to bunk four to a cabin can expect to pay $500 per person. There will nine other price ranges, including $9,000 per person for a “sky suite.” Most rooms are in the $1,000-$2,000 range.

The bands performing include Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy, Sleigh Bells and Grimes.

“Some sets will be longer than usual,” Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett told the New York Times. “We don’t have a curfew.”

Reservations become available Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m.

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