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For the first time in its near decade-long tenure, Holy Ship! will not be at sea, taking the form of a new endeavour known as Holy Ship! Wrecked. For five days, Shipfam will inhabit the world-renowned Hard Rock Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic along with dozens of artists who understand exactly how to keep the Holy Ship! spirit alive on land.
Certain aspects of the event will, of course, be unavailable without the boat, but Cloud 9 and everyone else behind the scenes of Holy Ship! Wrecked are putting countless hours to ensure that there will still be an endless number of activities for attendees to enjoy when they’re not dancing to the tunes of their favorite DJs. Check out some of the cool activities planned for Holy Ship! Wrecked below.
1. Offsite Adventures
The announcement that Holy Ship! would no longer take place on a boat brought dismay to many Shipfam regulars. However, this continental relocation has also opened doors for a series of brand new activities that will take this luxury music festival to the next level.
Snorkelling, sunset catamaran sailings, ziplining, ATV rides through the jungle, and fishing trips are just some of the new offerings available to all attendees. Each allows you to fully explore the unlimited beauty of the Dominican Republic.
2. World Sumo Wrestling Federation
If there’s one thing people know about Valentino Khan and 12th Planet beyond their musical prowess, it’s their wacky antics. If the dance music scene were a high school, they would definitely be two of the class clowns which makes them the perfect choice to host the World Sumo Wrestling Federation. Learn the basics of sumo wrestling and perhaps catch one of the hosts rocking a shiny gold speedo. Do you have the guts to get in the ring?
3. OG Celebration
Just because Holy Ship! has a new name and a new venue, it doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about their loyal Shipfam. Since the first Holy Ship! departed from Fort Lauderdale in 2012, those who have come back year after year received an exclusive invite to the OG party. It is here where fourth-timers receive their highly sought after blue robes in a champagne-filled ceremony before enjoying their revered status along with all those who share the title. This may be the first Holy Ship! Wrecked, but all those who have remained faithful to the Ship will be rewarded once again with all the amenities of the Punta Cana resort.
4. Gud Vibrations Super Smash Bros. Tournament
For those who aren’t aware, the latest iteration in the Super Smash Bros. franchise for Nintendo Switch includes every single character from every single past game as well as new ones who have just joined the roster. Pretty spectacular. Millennials grew up playing games like Super Smash Bros. and NGHTMRE and Slander are all Millenials, so they have seen fit to host a tournament during Holy Ship! Wrecked. It’s not quite clear just yet what the winner of this fist-flying tourney will receive, but one thing’s for sure: Shipfam and Super Smash Bros. together is a solid recipe for a good time.
5. ABC Party
Like most festivals, Holy Ship! is a hotspot of sartorial creativity. Halloween takes a backseat in comparison to the costumes you would see around the boat, and now Holy Ship! Wrecked is urging Shipfam to get even more creative with one of their theme nights: ABC Party.
In this case, ABC stands for “Anything But Clothes.” Being practically without a definition in the first place, it is almost impossible to conceive how Shipfam will interpret this term.
6. Lisbona Sisters’ Bikini Beach Clean Up
Being environmentally conscious and being sexy don’t have to be separate on Holy Ship! Wrecked thanks to the Lisbona Sisters. These two ladies are going to make this beach clean up a breeze on the shores of the Dominican Republic by asking everyone to flaunt what they got as they pick up any trash that they find. Big props to team Holy Ship! for encouraging sustainable activities throughout the event. If festivals are going to continue into 2020 and beyond, the producers and attendees both have to be aware of their environmental impact.
Holy Ship! Wrecked will take place at the Hard Rock Punta Cana Resort, January 22 to 26. Book your trip here
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