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BELLE & SEBASTIAN presents The Boaty Weekender, Summer 2019

May 30, 2018

Belle and Sebastian, in partnership with Sixthman, and AEG Presents, are thrilled to announce their greatest adventure yet – The Boaty Weekender a four-day floating festival and luxury cruise around the Mediterranean, featuring performances from a hand-picked line-up of established and emerging artists. A natural continuation of the band’s special and unmediated relationship with their fans for over three decades, The Boaty Weeknder marks the 20th anniversary of Belle and Sebastian’s legendary 1998 Bowlie Weekender – a landmark in DIY festivals which saw performances from The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Mecury Rev and many others, and served as the inspiration for All Tomorrow’s Parties.

This fan and band holiday experience will play host to curated line-ups comprised of iconic and emerging musicians, one of a kind artist collaborations, sets of rarely or never played material, insightful Q&As, storyteller and panel sessions, theme parties, group activities, custom event merchandise and more.

Watch The Boaty Weekender invite video HERE

With comment from the band directly, here:

“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.”–       Belle And Sebastian