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Belle and Sebastian announce The Boaty Weekender

Belle and Sebastian announce The Boaty Weekender
Belle and Sebastian announce The Boaty Weekender

Belle and Sebastian have announced a four day floating festival on a cruise ship around the Mediterranean. The Boaty Weekender will set sail from Barcelona on August 8th and wind up in Sardinia on August 12th. Watch the invite video below. The announcement marks the 20th anniversary of the band's original Bowlie Weekender, the inspiration behind the All Tomorrow's Parties holiday camp festivals.

The band will curate a line up of emerging and iconic artists across five stages and they had this to say:

“We have got our hands on quite a large boat, and we’re loading it up with some ace groups for a four-day sail round The Med. Welcome to The Boaty Weekender: our new take on an old classic, The Bowlie Weekender. Join us August 8–12, 2019 on the beautiful Norwegian Jade as we depart from Barcelona and make our way to Cagliari, Sardinia to spend some time on dry land with you beautiful groovers. We want to do it right. Let’s have yoga and cocktails and club nights and themed balls and crèches and quizzes and scrabble tournaments – and gigs. Gigs upon gigs from some of our good friends and favourite acts in rock ‘n’ roll across five stages throughout the ship - and instead of stumbling home to a damp tent in a dark field, saunter back to a plush bed in your own stateroom on a luxury liner.
So what else can you expect from The Boaty Weekender? How about two unique performances from Belle & Sebastian, an intimate live conversation with the band, activities with each of us – and if you reserve your stateroom fast enough, some neat extras. The first 350 staterooms will attend a performance of “Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant” – an album we’ve never before performed in full. Reserve a stateroom during the pre-sale, and you’ll get an exclusive Boaty Weekender vinyl that will look exceptional in your record collection. And there’s loads more where that came from.
Don’t you fancy joining us on this floating festival with fellow fans? This party we’re throwing just won’t be the same without you. Let it be so. No checkout, and breakfast runs till two.”

Click here for more details and tickets.

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