Andrew Rayel, Chus & Ceballos, Mark Knight, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt, and Shiba San plus hosted stages from Toolroom, Heldeep, Deep Space, Deep House Brunch, DJ Mag, Wicked Paradise, and Incorrect Music
The excitement is building for what is sure to prove a groundbreaking and unforgettable first edition of Groove Island from September 27-30, 2019. The idyllic getaway on the beautiful Catalina Island is an immersive experience featuring world class artists Andrew Rayel, Chus & Ceballos, Mark Knight, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt, Shiba San and more. Now day-by-day breakdowns of the musical activities are revealed. With single day tickets starting at $67 + $33 for a nightly ferry transfer at 12:30 a.m. to San Pedro Port Los Angeles, Groove Island offers up an unbelievable value.
This bold, exciting, and ambitious new event from the scene-staple Whet Travel kicks off in spectacular fashion on Day 1, Friday September 27, with Deep Space hosting Spanish tech house titans and Stereo label bosses Chus & Ceballos, as well as Sam Feldt, Anthony Attalla, Adam Frek, Eve Mark, Keith Christopher, Liquid Todd, Malin, and Rizzo Vassalo, amongst many others, who will come together for an all-encompassing house music showcase.
Day 2, Saturday September 28, is when Wicked Paradise takes over to curate a delectable experience with global icon Andrew Rayel, house innovator Shiba San, Mikey Lion, Sage Armstrong, Astley, Kristina Sky, Brian G, Bryan Lubliner, DJ Taz Rashad, Drums of the Sun, Jeremiah Red, and more from the sharp edge of the scene who are experts on working the dancefloor into a frenzy.
The third and final day is another special one on Sunday, September 29, when dance titans DJ Mag, Deep House Brunch, Heldeep, and the mighty Toolroom label come together to offer sets from boss man and globe trotting tastemaker Mark Knight as well as Dutch superstar Oliver Heldens, plus Dillon Nathaniel, UK pair Leftwing : Kody, chart-topping house act Secondcity, Adam Auburn, Lizzie Curious, Adam Frek, and Tommie Sunshine, amongst more impressive talents.
All of this action goes down at a unique mix venues that include the sun-drenched Descanso Beach Club (the only California beach where alcohol is permitted!), with blissful ocean views, palm tree lined beaches, and luxury teak chaise lounges, while The Catalina Casino boasts the world’s largest circular ballroom right on the seafront at the entry to the harbor, all finished with stunning art deco style.
Next to the carefully curated musical offerings, Groove Island is a feast for every sense. It is world-renowned for its mix of rare flora and fauna, all of which can be explored with hikes into the mountains or even from air as you race down a zip line. You will also be able to enjoy other fast-paced activities such as jet skiing in the ocean, a rope course, ghost tour, escape room, parasailing, and golf and fishing tournaments. There will also be cooking classes, comedy shows, and silent disco. For a relaxing angle, the Whet Oasis: A Healing Journey curated by DJ Taz Rashid and Prana Warriors with interactive workshops such as meditation, yoga, poetry, and a 3D sound experience that is utterly magical, and more. The Whet Foundation will also be volunteering at community improvement projects as a way to give back to the locals of Catalina.
Getting to Groove Island is all part of the experience as it is accessible by sea or air via ferries and helicopter. Ferries run from four mainland ports in Southern California: San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach, or Dana Point and take about an hour, while a helicopter ride is just 15 minutes and available from Long Beach, San Pedro, Burbank Airport, and John Wayne Airport. The island itself is easy to traverse on foot, by bus, bicycle, or golf carts. The special packages for Groove Island include a round-trip ferry, three-night accommodations, and three-day immersive festival ticket with various hotels offering premium luxury from $617 per person and economy offerings starting at just $497 per person. Vacation rentals are also an option for groups, with prices starting at $928 per person for two people up to $667 per person for up to 12 people.
Whet Travel has produced more than 50 island destination parties, including 15 years of Groove Cruise, the world’s premier electronic music cruise, as well as Salsa Cruise, celebrating 20 years of sailing in 2018. Whet Travel was ranked as the #4 fastest growing travel company in the country by INC Magazine and has been awarded charter partner of the year by Norwegian and Carnival Cruise Lines. As such, Groove Island is guaranteed to be a truly memorable experience filled with fun, dancing, and adrenaline-fuelled activities.
For tickets, packages and further information head to GrooveIsland.com.