LP Giobbi, HALIENE and More on Groove Cruise’s 20th Anniversary Sail: “More Than Just a Festival”

The countdown is on for Groove Cruise’s epic 20th anniversary voyage.

Scheduled to set sail from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from January 24-28, 2024, the four-day floating music festival will host its largest event to date by hosting over 4,000 attendees on Groove Cruise’s largest and most luxurious ship to date, the Norwegian Encore.

Celebrating their monumental milestone, the festival’s organizers have curated one of the its biggest lineups to date, with Diplo, Tiësto, John Summit, Markus Schulz, LP Giobbi, HALIENE, Joel Corry, Trivecta and dozens more across 11 stages.

Along with 96 hours of nonstop music and programming boasting world-class production, attendees or “captains” of Groove Cruise will be able to start their year by taking part in Whet Foundation’s charity initiatives and volunteering opportunities. Launched by Whet Travel and Groove Cruise’s founder Jason Beukema, the Whet Foundation nonprofit seeks to support communities visited by Whet Travel cruises.

This year, Whet Travel will participate in several charity initiatives in the Bahamas to give back to the community of the island of Great Harbour, which is a short boat ride away from Great Stirrup Cay. The Destination Donation will visit and give back to the only public school on the island, with contributions that will directly enhance the children’s educational journey. Additionally, the trip will also visit Revival Time Highway Church of God to aid in the reconstruction of the church to provide more support for their youth programs.

Groove Cruise Miami 2024 is completely sold out, but fans can reserve their spot for the 2025 festival, which will see 6,780 passengers on the Allure Of The Seas in January 2025, here.

Groove Cruise “captains” partying on the top floor deck.

Lauren Morell

Fans can also sign up and donate to Whet Foundation for a chance to participate in a wide variety of artist-hosted activities, including a Hot Ones challenge, Super Smash Bros tournament, alcohol tastings, workout classes, yoga, poker tournament and much more. Check out the full donation list here.

Groove Cruise also recognizes the need for femme-identifying artists to be represented on their lineups as over 30 appear on this year’s bill. The festival will host its first all-female mainstage takeover with LP Giobbi’s Femme House.

We’ve caught up with a handful of this year’s female-fronted artists to hear their thoughts on Groove Cruise and what fans can expect from their performances at the momentous 2024 fest.

HALIENE

HALIENE.

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I’m so excited to return to the one-of-a-kind music experience that is Groove Cruise! I love how holistic it is… not only music non-stop, but they also create so many ways to lift up new artists, foster great discussions within the industry and for the fans. I’ve met some incredible people on the ship, from other artists to wonderful fans, and even my current management team! You never know what you’ll find on the ship, it’s always spectacular.

LILLY PALMER

Lilly Palmer.

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I can’t wait to play on the Groove Cruise on my Spannung Records floor. I’ve heard some crazy stuff and I think it’s going to be amazing.

ALLEY KAY

Alley Kay.

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Groove Cruise will always have a special place in my heart as it was my first international festival booking. I’ve been representing techno on the past three boats with only a few other techno DJs—but this year there’s an incredible amount of techno talent to be heard and I’m honored to be a part of it once again.

GEM & TAURI

Gem & Tauri.

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We are so excited to return to Groove Cruise, one of our favorite festivals we have ever been to. The community is so loving and inclusive and so much thought has gone into the activities and entire experience. There is nothing like being on a cruise with such amazing people for a few days and fully immersing yourself in the music, community, and activities. It’s truly a magical time we can’t wait!

LP GIOBBI

LP Giobbi.

Tonje Thilesen

The Groove Cruise community is incredibly positive, tight-knit, enthusiastic and supportive. I’m so excited to start my year off right with the Groove Cruise Fam!

SPEAKER HONEY

Speaker Honey.

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Groove Cruise is LITERALLY the definition of good vibes only! I can not wait to see my GC fam on this epic 20-year anniversary adventure! LFG!

CASMALIA

Casmalia.

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Groove Cruise is more than just a festival to me, it’s an incredible family atmosphere that has invested in me and nurtured my talent since I first linked up with them three years ago. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends, making new ones, and sharing all of the new music I’ve been working on.

KYLIENTE

Kyliente.

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I am absolutely thrilled to be performing on Groove Cruise 2024! This is my first festival performance and to be able to make my debut at such a long-running and beloved event is a dream come true. Last year I attended Groove Cruise as a fan and I can confidently say I’ve never experienced a greater feeling of inclusivity and community at a dance music event. Groove Cruise fam is truly inspiring!


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