You’ve got your Laneways and your Falls and your Splendours: all offering stellar vibes and tunes alike, to be sure, but there’s a relatively disconcerting trend in the Aussie festival scene du jour: they’re all on dry (muddy) land. Frankly, it’s high time Australia upped their festival game to sea-bound adventures, which is where Sea ‘N Beats comes in. Hallelujah
Held on March 5 – 8 next year, Sea N Beats (not Sean Beats, as the URL tricked me into thinking; who knows if Big Sean will be there or not) have announced their presence on the Aussie festival menu, a delectable addition that will see punters take in the delights of a music festival aboard a ship in quad-share cabins. While the lineup is yet to be announced, the site assures us that the 3 day bender will have an “electronic dance music feel”, something which landlubbers like ourselves can certainly get on board with. Sea men (both kinds) will be there, you can only imagine how enthusiastically a pirate theme will be taken to, and it’s all starting to sound like schoolies on crack, on a boat. In a word: would. 
While it’s the first festival of its kind in Australia, its premise bares alarming resemblance to a festival known as It’s The Ship, a five-day festival that kicked off in Singapore and boasted acts such as Basement Jaxx, Lil John and CHVRCHES. Seeing a tidal wave of ‘grammed documentation obviously makes it look as gross and un-chill as all hell (jk, weeping):

Dj uno in action . #flowrider #bodyboard #royalcaribbean #cruise #ITSTHESHIP #itstheship2014

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Unforgettable day spent on the tropical island of Langkawi ???? dancing, drinking & floating till after the sun went down at the #itstheship beach party!

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Sea N Beats will set sail from Brisbane on March 5 next year. Info can be found here; lineup to come. 
Lead image by Mark Metcalfe via Getty.