Belle & Sebastian have announced the initial lineup for The Boaty Weekender; their curated, four-day music festival at sea and holiday experience, sailing from Barcelona to Cagliari, Sardinia, August 8-12 2019. Joining the legendary Scottish host band is an eclectic mix of acts including Mogwai, a reunited Camera Obscura, Django Django, Alvvays, The Buzzcocks, Japanese Breakfast, Honeyblood, HINDS, Kelly Lee Owens, Nilüfer Yanya, Whyte Horses, Tracyanne and Danny and more to be announced.
“It’s the start of September, Belle and Sebastian are facing the autumn term, back in the studio, back to the blackboard, sharpening their plectrums, already dreaming of next summer. If only there was something to look forward to, a party, an adventure, something on the horizon, something to take the chill out of the thought of winter... The Boaty Weekender: a sail around the Med, a nice little trip with friends, some of the best people, in some of the best places!
We’ve asked around, we collected the first shipmates. They’re going to earn their passage by playing their best for you, digging deep into their musical reservoirs. We’re really going to try to make this a great holiday. We’d love to have you along for the trip!
“I thought about a new destination/I'm never short of new inspiration/Roll out the map and mark it with a gin!” - Belle & Sebastian
The Boaty Weekender marks the 20th anniversary of Belle & Sebastian’s legendary 1998 Bowlie Weekender – a landmark in DIY festivals. The four-day floating festival and luxury cruise around the Mediterranean, produced in partnership with Sixthman, the leader in festivals at sea, and AEG Presents, is a natural continuation of the band’s special and unmediated relationship with their fans for over three decades.
In addition to multiple performance by each band across 5 stages, this fan and band holiday experience will play host to one-of-a-kind artist collaborations, insightful Q&As, storyteller and panel sessions, theme parties, group activities, custom event merchandise and more. Guests who book in the first 350 staterooms will get access to a special performance of Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant – an album never before performed in its entirety. Those who reserve a stateroom at any point during the pre-sale will receive an exclusive Boaty Weekender Vinyl for their collection.
For the best selection of staterooms, fans are encouraged to register for the pre-sale of The Boaty Weekender. For more information and news on line-up announcements, visit online at http://www.theboatyweekender.com/ or call Sixthman directly at +44 191 580 4707 between the hours of 3pm-11pm GMT (10am-6pm EST).