Published May 30, 2018Belle and Sebastian will be taking their trademark twee-pop sound to the high seas next summer. After crowdsourcing ideas for a festival cruise, the Scottish band have confirmed plans to embark on the Boaty Weekender in 2019.
The ship (named the Norwegian Jade) will sail from Barcelona to Cagliari from August 8 to 12. The four nights of band-curated entertainment will take place across five stages, including two performances by Belle and Sebastian.
In addition to yet-to-be-announced musical acts, there will be stereotypically Belle and Sebastian-esque activities like yoga, trivia, Scrabble tournaments and more.
The band's statement about the upcoming at-sea adventure reads:
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 on five stages throughout the ship — and instead of stumbling home to a damp tent in a dark field, saunter back to the comfort of a clean bed in your own stateroom on a luxury liner.
They've also promised some exclusive extras like a performance of Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant in its entirety for the first 350 people to book cabins and a limited-edition cruise vinyl for anyone who books during the pre-sale.
Find full details on the upcoming festival (including instructions on how to register for the presale) here.
Watch a video trailer for the Boaty Weekender below.