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Coachella festival sets sail for the Bahamas and Jamaica?!

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Pulp at Coachella 2012. Now imagine it on a boat.

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Coachella Music Festival 2012, Day 3

Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Launch slideshow »
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Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Coachella Music Festival 2012, Day 1

Jarvis Cocker, left, and Candida Doyle of the British band Pulp perform at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Indio, Calif. Launch slideshow »

Coachella Music Festival 2012, Day 2

Andrew Bird performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. Launch slideshow »

Music festivals in the desert are so passé: Coachella organizer Goldenvoice announced Tuesday that it's taking the acclaimed desert music and arts festival to the sea with a new concert cruise event dubbed the S.S. Coachella. (And don't worry, water haters; 2013's already-sold-out Indio, California, weekends are still happening as scheduled.)

The inaugural voyage will feature two separate cruises,on which identical lineups of popular Coachella artists will perform. Both cruises leave from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with the first headed to the Bahamas December 16–19 and the second going to Jamaica December 19-23.

Headlining the cruise will be Brit-pop icons Pulp, who also played April's Coachella festival. Other artists on the cruise bill: Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, Warpaint and more.

The S.S. Coachella will take place aboard the luxury cruise liner Celebrity Silhouette, whose amenities include 12 restaurants, nine bars and a number of live music venues, in addition to traditional cruise accoutrements like pools and spas.

Reservations for the trip can be made beginning this Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m. with prices ranging from $500 per person for a four-person inside stateroom to $1,500 per person for a two-person “Sunset Veranda Stateroom.”

If you’re thinking about going, be sure to read the fine print—an extra $200 per person is added on at checkout to cover taxes, gratuity and booking fees. Other costs not included in the reservation? Air and ground transportation, beverages like alcohol, soda and bottled water, on-shore activities, medical services, spa services and specialty dining.

As with the Indio festival, fans will have the opportunity to pay for the festival over several installments. More details, including departure times and reservation and payment info, can be found at S.S.Coachella.com.

Full lineup for S.S. Coachella:

Pulp

Hot Chip

Yeasayer

Girl Talk

James Murphy (DJ set)

Sleigh Bells

Simian Mobile Disco

Z-Trip

!!!

Warpaint

DJ Harvey

El-P

Killer Mike

Black Lips

The Gaslamp Killer

Grimes

Cloud Nothings

Jason Bentley

The Rapture (DJ set)

Father John Misty

Tokimonsta

Alf Alpha

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