Coachella music fest expands into cruises


COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) -- All aboard!

The multi-day Coachella music festival is trying out its sea legs.

Tickets go on sale Saturday for two cruises that will be mini versions of the annual multi-day concerts that got their start in the 1980s in Indio, Calif.

The first cruise is headed to the Bahamas on Dec. 16-19. The second sets sail for Jamaica Dec. 19-23.

The trips will feature 22 bands, including the British pop band Pulp, Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk and others.

Fares start at $500 per person and can be booked at . They do not include airfare to Ft. Lauderdale, a $200 booking fee, taxes and shore excursions.

The cruises will be aboard the 2,886-passenger Celebrity Silhouette.

Next year's land-based Coachella is set for the weekends of April 12 and April 19.