Shipsomnia 2016 featured over 45 international and regional acts during the 5-day event. They included Pete Tong; Armand Van Helden; Zed’s Dead; Amtrac; Claptone; James Zabiela;Kastle; Justin Jay and more.

Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Zeds Dead at Shipsomnia. Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Zeds Dead at Shipsomnia.

Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Claptone.
Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Claptone.

The stopover in Phuket on Day 3 [Jan 4] was at the crystal-clear waters of Banana Beach on Coral Island. The SOS [Save Our Seas] Beach Festival had plenty of activities from snorkeling and SCUBA diving, Thai massage, hair braiding, banana boat rides, parasailing and hornbill bird watching. Global names Pete Tong, Armand Van Helden and Justin Jay helmed the decks at the private island.

Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Pete Tong at Beach Festival.

Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Pete Tong at Beach Festival.

“There was a tsunami of positive energy at the SOS Beach Festival, especially at the end when everyone started taking trash bags and cleaning up the beach,” said Jay Slangen, Co-Founder.

Shipsomnia’s co-founder Alessandra Maderni says: “It was amazing to see our vision finally come to life – the music, the staging and decor, and everyone’s incredible costumes. It wasn’t just an epic vacation but an overall magical experience.”

Organiser Mad Fresh Events is planning the second edition of the thematic festival-cruise in 2017. The new chapter – The Tale of the Kraken – will be launched in March/April, with a whole new story and production.

Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Main Stage Crowd.
Shipsomnia Post Event Photos. Pic: Main Stage Crowd.