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Pulp, Hot Chip, Warpaint, Grimes to captain maiden Coachella cruise

By | Published on Thursday 19 July 2012

SS Coachella

Well now, this is exciting in a live music-y, maritime kind of way. Artists including headliners Pulp, Hot Chip, Warpaint and Grimes are to board a luxury ocean liner as part of US festival Coachella’s first ever cruise.

Taking two separate routes – the first in the Bahamas from 16-19 Dec, and the second to Jamaica on 19-23 Dec – the SS Coachella will also carry the likes of Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Simian Mobile Disco, Black Lips, Cloud Nothings, El-P and Father John Misty.

Sea-faring activities so far include DJ tutorials, a ‘snowball bar crawl’ and – best and most bizarrely of all – wine-tasting with James Murphy.

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