FriendShip Cruise returns to Miami after wildly successful Maiden Voyage
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FriendShip Cruise Returns to Miami after Wildly Successful Maiden Voyage

On Saturday, December 15, AMFAMFAMF presents FriendShip returned from its wildly successful maiden voyage. The cruise took place aboard the glamorous Celebrity Equinox, sailing from Miami to two private island beach parties in CocoCay, Bahamas. The four-day/four-night electronic music cruise, curated by Gary Richards aka musical artist DESTRUCTO, was attended by 3,000 revelers and sold out in less than 24 hours.

Features from the tropical music cruise

The inaugural event featured live performances and DJ sets from some of the best, and most-popular international music acts, including Rüfüs Du Sol, Boys Noize, Dixon, 2manydjs, Claptone, and many more (a full list of performers is below). DESTRUCTO reimagined a beloved tradition by taking to the decks in the morning for a “Sunrise Sermon.” Legendary burlesque artist Dita Von Teese performed. Electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, coming aboard as the guest of honor, was celebrated through a disco theme night and a movie marathon.

In addition to the solo performances on the ship, one-day at-sea featured B2B DJ sets all day long. Exciting activities included an Ultimate Scavenger Hunt where the person who found “the Golden Pineapple” won a DESTRUCTO DJ set at his house, as well as “Dial A DJ” where passengers called a mobile phone number, and selected winners received a surprise set in their cabin from top DJs, including event headliners. More fun times were had by FriendShippers with “IRL Tinder” via speed dating with Dita Von Teese; Picnic Day in the Park with Golf Clap; karaoke with Kaz James; a Double Dutch Workshop with J.Phlip; a water gun fight with DESTRUCTO and Busy P; a Ping Pong Tournament with Shiba San; autograph signings; plus unique takes on bingo, yoga, and a talent show where the lucky winner received a free cabin on next year’s cruise, and more.

Beyond the epic performances and parties onboard, FriendShippers enjoyed two days of beach parties on the private eco-certified island of CocoCay, in the Bahamas. With multiple beaches, nature hikes, floating bars, and bungalows, attendees found it the perfect slice of Bahamian paradise with sun, fun, and tunes on white sand beaches. FriendShippers swam in clear ocean waters, kayaked, parasailed, jet-skied, snorkeled with stingrays, and explored tropical reefs and sunken wrecks.

The Lineup

2manydjsEpromMotez
ÂmeFalconsMr. Kool Aid
Boys NoizeFelix Da HousecatNina Las Vegas
Busy PFuntcaseNora En Pure
Charles MeyerGiorgio MoroderOption4
ClaptoneGolf ClapPhlegmatic Dogs
Cookie MonstaJ.PhlipRico Nasty
Danny DazeJ. WorraRory Phillips
DestructoJosh PanRüfüs Du Sol
Devon JamesJosh WinkShiba San
Dillon NathanielJustin JayTensnake
Dita Von TeeseKaz JamesTim Baresko
DixonKill The NoiseUm..
DJ TennisKittensVolac
Doc MartinLouisahhhWax Motif
DoorlyLSDREAMX&G
DrezoLupe FuentesYehme2
DuckyMadam X
ElaxMoon Boots

Amenities of the Cruise

The Celebrity Equinox featured 13 bars and lounges, health and wellness amenities including the Canyon Ranch SpaClub & Fitness Centers. FriendShippers also enjoyed craft beer and comfort food in the new Gastrobar, sipped frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush, and for a unique experience at sea, felt grass beneath their feet at the relaxing Lawn Club.

Before the cruise, several renowned performers created DJ mixes exclusively for the FriendShip Mix Series. Mixes were shared from FRIENDSHIP performers Elax (his first DJ mix), Claptone, J Worra, Um.., Volac, LSDREAM, Shia San, Nora En Pure, and Tim Baresko.

Photos of FriendShip’s maiden voyage can be found here.

About LiveStyle, Inc.

One of the world’s largest music event producers, LiveStyle boasts a wide variety of leading live music properties. LiveStyle produces and promotes single and multiday music festivals across North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. North American key operating entities include Made Event, React Presents, Disco Donnie Presents, and Life In Color, along with festivals and brands such as Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening, FriendShip, LIC Miami, BLNK CNVS, and AMFAMFAMF.

In Europe, the company boasts key operating entities such as Monumental, b2s, ID&T, i-Motion, and Q-Dance, and festivals and brands including Decibel, Mysteryland, Awakenings, back2school, Air, Qlimax, Nature One, and Sensation. In Brazil, LiveStyle owns PlusNetwork, which has produced the enormously successful Tomorrowland Brasil festival and tours by internationally acclaimed DJs and artists. Together with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization, LiveStyle launched TomorrowWorld, the first international version of the Tomorrowland festival, and promoted the first South American Tomorrowland festival.

LiveStyle continues to work with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization as its international partner. Their goal is to bring Tomorrowland to new territories outside Europe and to return to the USA and Brazil. LiveStyle also owns Beatport, the dominant e-commerce platform for DJs, producers and dance music fans that helps launch the careers of the best underground artists and define global music culture.

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Lucas Banda

Lucas Banda is a lover of all things EDM. Making the fast paced industry come to life with words is a real passion that is deeply enjoyed. Also, currently in pursuit of a bachelors degree in mass media at Angelo State University.

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