Sail the Mediterranean With Belle and Sebastian
The Scottish indie rockers have revealed plans to curate a musical cruisePhotos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Music News Belle and Sebastian
Belle and Sebastian want to curate a musical sea journey across the Mediterranean, and they need your help. The Scotland-based indie-rock band that have brought us much thought-provoking music over the years have revealed through their website plans to curate a musical cruise, an idea they’ve said to have had in the works for over 20 years.
Inspired by their 1999 self-produced music festival Bowlie Weekender (which took place in Sussex at the Pontin’s Holiday camp), the band’s cruise endeavor, dubbed Bowlie on a Boat, is planning to launch out of Barcelona, Spain, in August 2019. The cruise will reach potential ports across the Mediterranean, featuring between 10-15 acts throughout its four-day musical sea voyage.
B&S are enticing fans with the idea, per the band’s survey tab on their website:
What if the magic of 1999’s Bowlie Weekender was recreated 20 years on with 2,500 like-minded music fans, dozens of your favourite bands, and us, on an exciting and once in a lifetime four-day cruise holiday through the Mediterranean?
Here’s where you come in. B&S are asking fans to fill out a short survey to better assist them in planning out their trip. The band beckons potential cruise-members to answer questions about the kinds of entertainment they’d want on the trip, and what ports they’d potentially like to visit, among other questions designed to create a custom-tailored, fan-friendly experience.
One lucky survey taker will randomly be selected to win a signed boxset of B&S EP trilogy How to Solve Our Human Problems, whose final installment releases this Friday, Feb. 16. B&S are currently on an extensive world tour and will be reaching North America starting in June, in case you can’t reach them in Spain.