If you've ever been at a party and thought to yourself how it could be ten times cooler were it on a boat, then hold onto your socks because IT'S THE SHIP is back. This year, the sixth edition of the sailing soiree is literally non-stop. The biggest party on water stays on water with no stopovers for an uninterrupted three-day-two-night revel. Besides highest rated female DJs NERVO, Inferno's Quintino, and newly crowned Best Trance DJ Ben Nicky, here's what else will be aboard the Genting Dream.
At least 10 different themed parties
Inspired by the the disaster that was Netflix's Fyre, FYRE FAN CLUB reimagines the greatest party that never happened; complete with 'luxury' tents and iconic sandwiches. Along with his best house hits, Dutch DJ Sam Feldt will also be bringing his legendary Heartfeldt Pool Party to Asia for the first time. That's beach vibes (on a boat, yes), tropical house beats, plus electro party sounds from THE HIM and Zonderling.
For those who believe sleep is for the weak, Sleepless Society comes corseted, harnessed, and maybe even blindfolded for an unconventional nocturnal jaunt. The Fifty Shades Darker themed party features the cruise's own dominatrix who charms or punishes accordingly. It makes perfect sense to throw a little Mardi-Gras too, because what better accompaniment to swimwear than colourful boas, eclecticism, and a mix of Reggae, Funk, and Pop?
Hardstyle fans will get their share of the cake with AHA: Asia Hardstyle Alliance, spotlighting Singapore's very own euphoric hardstyle artist Theo Gobensen; the first Asian artist to release music with a sublabel of the pioneer Hardstyle label in the world, Malaysia's Bass Agents, and Australian breakout, DNA.
Including the classics and morning afters
Fret not, Foamo—that one bubble bath party essential to the ITS experience is still going strong; this time with French house DJ Mercer and homegrown DJs Zushan, Suren, and Sivanesh on decks. Signature ONEsie party will be presenting an all-female DJ roster #feminism. One to look out for is Communion Sunrise, which we're told is influenced by Kanye's secretive and soulful Sunday Service. Headlined by Solardo, accompanied by Eli Brown and EJ Missy, deep house meets tech house as day breaks.
To top it off, this high-octane affair carries a whole slew of party alternatives from water slides to mini-golf, or if you need more adrenaline–an over-ocean zipline. Truly an easily unmissable experience, it's one where you find yourself thinking, Hey, putting it all on a cruise really did make it a lot cooler.
IT’S THE SHIP happens 13 – 15 November.