Ever since Gary Richards, aka Destructo, from Live Nation to take a position at rival LiveStyle, rumors have been circulating that he was going to plan his own festival cruise since he could no longer be the head Holy Ship. A couple weeks ago, Richards in an interview that he would be pioneering a new cruise called “Friendship,” just as he pioneered Holy Ship. People have been eagerly waiting for details Friendship since then, and Richards finally delivered.
Friendship will take its maiden voyage December 11-15th out Miami on the Celebrity Equinox Cruise Ship, a luxury cruise ship that boasts 13 lounges and bars and a multitude other amenities.
In announcing the maiden voyage The Friendship, Richards put out a heartfelt statement his Destructo facebook page about the importance friendship. Read the full statement below:
After Richards left Live Nation, many upset members ShipFam, as they call themselves, opted out attending Holy Ship this year, ten repeating the phrase “No Gary, No Ship.” Well, they now have a new ship to join thankfully. Even Dirtybird Records, who have been a staple the ShipFam community, originally decided to pull out Holy Ship, but ultimately decided to stay for the sake the fans who already bought cabins.
Friendship will be LiveStyle’s first festival cruise, under Richard’s AMFAMFAMF property. AMF is an acronym for “All My Friends,” which certainly seems to be the theme here.
With Friendship now a reality, how will Holy Ship fare with both its number attendees, as well as its lineup? Will the staples the Holy Ship community “jump ship,” so to speak?
The lineup for Friendship won’t be out for awhile, but you can sign up for e-mail updates at . We are eager to see how this new event plays out.