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Named one of the most luxurious, surreal, and unique events by several music publications around the world, in 2018 The Ark Cruise now grants theirguests the ability to secure tickets to their second edition this year by using Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum (ETH), in addition to standard methods of securing a festival ticket international party goers would expect. This makes The Ark the first cruise music festival ever to accept cryptocurrencies as a method of payment, via partnering with the Coinsbank payment gateway.
In addition to this, and another world first, The Ark has become the first music festival on Earth to accept Ripple’s XRP coin (the third largest in terms of market cap) as a method of payment, as part of the Coinsbank system. Ripple has made waves recently due to major partnerships with some of the world’s largest banking and money transfer institutions.
One of the planet’s most special and incredibly exclusive events, The Ark Cruise is the answer to the question of what you get when you combine a floating city populated by close to 5000 festival aficionados, with a heavy dose of some of the world’s biggest electronic dance music festival, with an added dash of four spectacular sun-drenched ports on The Mediterranean.
After kicking off their debut year with a sold out event in 2017 lauded by those in attendance, The Ark Cruise is expanding in 2018 with two back-to-back voyages of electronica on the sea, laden with some of the world’s best dance music talent including Luciano, Art Department, Loco Dice, Claptone, Patrick Topping, Camelphat, and many more.
Set to be hosted on the near $1 billion-dollar cruise ship Vision Of The Seas, The Ark will sail the Mediterranean for five days and four nights on each of their two voyages, departing Barcelona, with stints on land in Sete, Palma De Mallorca, and the notorious summer party island of Ibiza.
The Ark Cruise’s two voyages will set sail between August 30th – September 3rd and September 3rd – September 7th later this year, with a limited number of tickets remaining to become a “Chosen One” (The Ark’s name for its attendees) in all cabin categories available for purchase now.
Voyage 1 Lineup: Booka Shade – Camelphat – Claptone – Faithless (Dj Set) – Nic Fanciulli – Patrick Topping – Reinier Zonneveld – Tchami – Technasia – Aeroplane – Andrea Oliva – Anna – Cristoph – Crotia Squad – Eli & Fur – Fatman Scoop – Kolombo – Konstantin Sibold – Noir – Pig & Dan – Purple Disco Machine – Ramon Tapia – Super Flu – Ten Walls – Alex Rueda – Barry Fore – Black Frank – Boehmer – Buscemi – Cat Carpenters – Curtis Alto – Daan De Greef – Dave Lambert – Davidov – Delafino – Dka – Fiësto – Iljac – Jaydee – Jean B – Jixo & Danz – Jose Maria Ramon – Julio & Baby Jesus – Juvanice – Kapibara – King Eyal – Lady S – Marco Capone – Mark Ursa -Mascaro – Maxim Lany – Mc Shurakano – Murciano – Olivier Weiter – Peter Luts – Quincy – Sem Thomasson – Shahrooz – Silvio Soul – Smokingroove – Soulvation – Steins – Sven Van Hees – The Menendez Brothers – Tyril – Yamo – Yves Deruyter.
Voyage 2 Lineup: Adriatique – Art Department – Coyu – Dada Life – Disciples – Henri Pfr – Hot Since 82 – Loco Dice – Luciano – Nastia – Solardo – Agents Of Time – EDX – Fatman Scoop – Infinity Ink – Miguel Campbell – Mirko Loko – Nico Morano – Route 94 – Victor Ruiz – Yousef – Aeden – B’elle – Dave Lambert – Davidov – Dean Mason – Double Pleasure – Furkan Kurt – James – John Noseda – Kenn Colt – Laurent Wery – Lollino – Magic Wand – Makasi – Mystique – Nathan Fix – Neon – Sakso – Soul Shakers – The Menendez Brothers – Tim Arisu – Tlp – Toolate – Two Pauz.
Stagehosts: Age of Love / Burn Energy Drink Residency / Café d’Anvers / City Queens / Deephouse Amsterdam / Filth on Acid / Flu Flu / GROOVE CRUISE / La Folie Douce Méribel Courchevel / Laroc Club / Ministry of Sound / Terrazzza / The Dubai Connection / Versuz / Weiter