[Event Preview] Take 2 Entertainment Presents: Boatylicious


Grab the sun tan lotion and throw on your bathing suits everyone, because Boatylicious is back again this year and hotter than ever! Brought to you by Take 2 Entertainment, Boatylicious is set to depart from the docks of Long Beach, CA on July 5th at 6 PM. Celebrating its 1 year anniversary on 4th of July weekend, Boatylicious is bound to make us all wanna go bump in the night. This year’s line-up is stacked with some of the spiciest talent out there, such as: Yolanda Be Cool, Moon Boots, Sam Hiller, Kid B, Ruby SparksaRod, and The Interns. The triple-decker boat will have both an indoor and outdoor stage, which should create a more intimate vibe that’s strong enough to get everyone out on the dance floor and ready to groove the night away. If this doesn’t sound like the perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July weekend, then we might ask you to re-evaluate your idea of fun.

If you are stationed in the Los Angeles area, and want to attend a party before the party actually starts, then you’re in luck because Take 2 Entertainment is bringing back the party buses – and this time with 2! The buses will only be able to hold 54 people, so make sure to book your ticket and get groovin’ before anyone else. For more information about pick-up locations, check out Take 2 Entertainment online.

If you’re down to party with good music and people, all while cruising around the Long Beach harbor on a boat, then Boatylicious is calling you! Get your tickets today before it sells out. See you ninjas on the deck.

’Moon Boots – Whatever You Need’
’Yolanda Be Cool – Cause I Like It (Original Mix)’
’Case Of The Ex (Ruby Sparks & Shiny Remix)’
’AROD & BONES – Holidaze 2013 Mix’
’Kid B – dope vol. 4’
’The Interns – Lunch Break Vol. 7 ‘
’Control Radio 065 – Mixed By Sam Hiller’

Check out last year’s Boatylicious adventure in this re-cap video after the jump: Continue reading

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My new track gets to see the day of light!! Such a great moment to finally be able to share this with you all. Enjoy it responsibly on a dance floor near you soon.. or a car.. a living room. Either way. thx for listening and remember, we are ALL superstars.
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