What is The Boaty Weekender?

2,500  Fellow Groovers.
4 Days of Live Performances.
No Wellies.

We have got our hands on quite a large boat, and we’re loading it up with some ace groups for a four-day sail round The Med. Welcome to The Boaty Weekender: our new take on a true classic, The Bowlie Weekender. Join us August 8 – 12, 2019 on the beautiful Norwegian Pearl as we depart from Barcelona and make our way to Cagliari, Sardinia to spend some time on dry land with you beautiful groovers.

We want to do it right. Let’s have yoga and cocktails and club nights and themed balls and crèches and quizzes and scrabble tournaments – and gigs. Gigs upon gigs from some of our good friends and favourite acts in rock ‘n’ roll on five stages throughout the ship - and instead of stumbling home to a damp tent in a dark field, saunter back to the comfort of a clean bed in your own stateroom on a luxury liner.

So what else can you expect from The Boaty Weekender? How about two unique performances from Belle & Sebastian, a live Q&A with the band, activities with each of us – and if you reserve your stateroom fast enough, some neat extras. The first 350 staterooms will attend a performance of Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant – an album we’ve never before performed in full. Reserve a stateroom during the pre-sale, and you’ll get an exclusive cruise vinyl that will look exceptional in your record collection. And there’s loads more where that came from.

Don’t you fancy joining us on this floating festival with fellow fans? This party we’re throwing just won’t be the same without you. Let it be so. No checkout, and breakfast runs till two.

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Cruise Itinerary

(Subject to change)

When booking flights, we recommend that you arrive in Barcelona no later than 12:00pm CET, or in Girona/Reus no later than 11:00am CET on August 8.

Return flights should be arranged to leave Barcelona after 12:00pm CET on August 12, or leave Girona/Reus after 1:00pm CET.

Please allow additional time for customs and immigration clearance for international flights.

  • Thursday, August 8
    Depart Port of Barcelona
    (approx. 4:30pm CET)
  • Friday, August 9
    Day at Sea
  • Saturday, August 10
    Cagliari, Sardinia
    (8:00am to 7:30pm CET)
  • Sunday, August 11
    Day at Sea
  • Monday, August 12
    Arrive Port of Barcelona
    (approx. 6:00am CET)

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

The capital of Catalonia, and one of its provinces, Barcelona, is a place of palpable history where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. It's a city designed to delight the senses. Visit other-worldly Modernista churches like Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, or treat yourself to Patatas Bravas or a sangria at a street side cafe. A destination of her own, Barcelona will serve as the perfect launching pad for four days of beautiful music on The Med.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, provides the perfect blend of modern life and medieval mystery. Check out the thousands of mystifying nuraghi (stone dwellings) found on the island. Taste the local fare at Mercato di San Benedetto, or snap a family photograph overlooking the breathtaking views at museum citadel. Soak in the beauty at every turn.

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