Bruise Cruise Festival sails from Miami Fl to Nassau Bahamas Friday February 10-13, 2012. Tickets on sale here.
Bruise Cruise is thrilled to announce the addition of Fucked Up on the ship. Right from the start, this Toronto based band has been pushing musical and conceptual boundaries. Forming ostensibly as a punk band, they swiftly took on hardcore and twisted it into their own version, with a psychedelic edge, unexpected instrumentation like flute and keyboards, and songs stretched to perverse lengths. The band’s gigs have quickly taken on legendary status.
In addition to Toronto’s Fucked Up, Bruise Cruise is excited to introduce The Togas, a super group featuring Ty Segall, Philip Sambol of the Strange Boys, Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams and Lance Wille of the Reigning Sound. They will be performing their debut set as a covers-only catalogue providing the highest quality of oceanic entertainment. After purchasing a ticket, each Bruiser will be able to nominate one song to be performed at sea. The most requested songs will be showcased on the ship for all the harpoons and Moby dicks on board!
Many Bruisers and performers from the inaugural Bruise Cruise will be returning for an even rowdier round two. Returning guests include Katy Goodman and Cassie Ramone of The Vivian Girls who will be on board performing a live DJ set. More to be announced soon!
Bruise Cruise now offers an even more affordable deposit option for those who want to guarantee a spot on the ship. You can “Cruise Now and Pay Later” by putting down only $250 on your ticket to reserve the vacation of a lifetime. Solo bookings are also available for potential Bruisers who don’t have a travel buddy.
It’s no coincidence that Bruise Cruise falls on the weekend of Valentine’s Day! Bruise Cruise attracts participants from all over the world who share a common love for rock music and adventure. Our goal is to provide a space that brings together these individuals with similar lifestyles and interests. Last year’s cruise led to one successful marriage proposal during a Ty Segall set, and several couples, meeting, falling in love and now returning for BC2. In 2012, throughout the ship’s course, Bruise Cruise will be hosting several events encouraging singles to mingle. We will be announcing these events in the upcoming weeks.
The festival’s record label, Bruise Cruise Records, will be releasing yet another round of limited edition vinyl featuring artists from 2012’s lineup. Every attendee will receive one 7” in their complimentary gift bags. The first release will feature an exclusive track by Neil Hamburger and artwork designed by New York artist Rob Corradetti [killeracid.com] BC Record’s 2011 releases sold out immediately and have since become collector’s items.
BC2’s official lineup will feature Fucked Up, King Khan & The Shrines, The Soft Pack, The Dirtbombs, Thee Oh Sees, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, The Togas, America’s funnyman Neil Hamburger, and DJ sets from New York’s infamous soul DJ, Mr. Jonathan Toubin & the Vivian Girls. More to be announced soon.
Bruise Cruise is an exclusive chance to experience the ultimate rock music getaway, taking the best elements of music festivals and placing them against the backdrop of a dream vacation. Artists and attendees will set sail on a three-day, tropical boat cruise offering true music fans the opportunity to witness – and lounge with – their favorite bands in a unique, intimate festival atmosphere.
Bruise Cruise 2 will include multiple concerts at sea, a private island party in Nassau, Bahamas, open-bar cocktail hours, a soul dance-off with cash prizes, comedy shows, lectures, workshops, and a puppetry breakfast hour with Miss Pussycat. Amenities featured on board include: A casino, resort-style pools, hot tubs, miniature golf, dance clubs, water parks, fine dining, all-you-can-eat buffets, and more. The price of one ticket will cover all entertainment, lodging, meals, limited-edition vinyl, Bruiser gift bags, and a limited supply of drinks.
Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.bruisecruisefestival.com for more information.