Coachella is expanding to outside its California home this winter. And the new location is more than a little surprising.
In December, Coachella will introduce the S.S. Coachella—a cruise ship that will feature performances by Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Pulp, Killer Mike, Sleigh Bells, and James Murphy, among other acts. The ship has room for 2,800 concert goers, and prices start at $500 per person (not bad) to $9,000 per person for a "sky ship" with veranda. As with every cruise, the prices include meals and accommodations, but not bar tabs.
Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles concert promoter behind Coachella, resisted jumping on the bandwagon until it found what Paul Tollett, its president, described as the perfect vessel: the Celebrity Silhouette, a 1,000-foot, 122,000-ton ship with room for 2,800 fans, cabana-style alcoves and a small theater that Mr. Tollett called a “mini Royal Albert Hall.”
“It even has a half-acre of grass,” he added. “It wouldn’t be Coachella without grass.”
Would you hit the high seas with Girl Talk and the other acts?
H/T: NY Times