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Events - News - November 20, 2018

Are You Good Enough to Spin on Groove Cruise Miami?

Groove Cruise Miami 2019 announces new batch of artists/stages and DJ contest presented by DJ Mag ahead of 15th anniversary sailing

Lost Frequencies and EDX will join all-star lineup setting sail on turquoise Caribbean waters

Groove Cruise Miami Lineup

Announcing the latest additions to an already stellar cast, Groove Cruise is pleased to reveal two brand new stages for the highly anticipated 15th anniversary event. Sailing off on the luxurious Celebrity Infinity from January 10th – 14th, 2019, the epic party will see Belgian producer Lost Frequencies bring his‘Lost Frequencies & Friends’ stage to the cruise, with Swiss melody master EDX delivering his own lineup to the ‘No Xcuses’ stage. With the likes of Sean Tyas, Sons of Maria, Monoverse and Kryoman also joining in on the non-stop festivities, Groove Cruise Miami 2019 is shaping up to be the brand’s biggest celebration to date.

Featuring the best in house, trance and techno, the monumental 15th anniversary lineup already includes a wealth of the hottest names in electronic music. Show-stopping headliners include critically-acclaimed Chicago-bred EDM superstar Kaskade, Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila, Yorkshire-based house/techno phenom Hot Since 82, Detroit house legend MK (Marc Kinchen), German-born, Miami-based icon Markus Schulz, and Irish trance extraordinaire Simon Patterson.

Voyaging to two stunning destinations this January—the tropical island paradise of Cozumel, Mexico and for the first time, the sun-soaked city of Key West, Florida—the beloved #GCFam will embark on a festival experience like no other, with themed parties, no curfew, more than 50 DJs, and 96 hours of non-stop electronic music. Among the first passenger cruise vessels to be powered by smokeless turbine engines, the premium 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity is elegantly themed with its iconic three-level foyer grand staircase and sophisticated decor, including a casino, basketball court, jogging track, indoor solarium and pool. Indulge in therapeutic onboard spa treatments at the Canyon Ranch Spa or enjoy the remarkable Qsine specialty restaurant with 3D projection mapping technology. Now departing from the port of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, captains aboard the award-winning Celebrity Infinity will discover a vibrant blend of travel, culture, and music for an unforgettable four days amongst the Groove Cruise family.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary event, Groove Cruise is thrilled to announce a unique contest presented by DJ Mag that will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to an aspiring DJ. One lucky winner will not only receive a free ocean-view stateroom plus airfare for two (an over $3,000 value!), but entrants can also win the chance to spin onboard the Groove Cruise Miami decks alongside some of the world’s top dance music artists. The contest begins November 20th and ends December 13th at midnight EST, followed by the top finalists getting their mixes personally evaluated by guest judges and Groove Cruise DJs Markus Schulz, Simon Patterson, EDX, Roger Sanchez, Sean Tyas, BlackGummy, and Liquid Todd! The winner will be announced on December 18th, 2018.


– A dream gig onboard Groove Cruise with some of the top artists on the planet.

– An ocean-view stateroom for two onboard Groove Cruise Miami 2019 sailing onboard the Celebrity Infinity January 10-14 to Key West and Cozumel.

– Roundtrip airfare for two.

– Choose from extensive dining options in different a la carte and buffet restaurants throughout the ship included in your trip, or order 24/7 room service.

– Your winning mix will be used as the featured mix on an upcoming episode of the Groove Cruise Radio Podcast. Groove Cruise Radio has over 100,000 subscribers on iTunes and has been listed as “New & Noteworthy”, as well as entered the Top 100 Music Podcasts in iTunes.

This Could Be You | Photo Credit Veran Miky

Contest Terms & Conditions

“Favorite” your preferred mix or upload your own to Groove Cruise’s MixCloud competition for your chance to spin onboard #GCMiami 2019. Mixes should be no more than 60 minutes long. All electronic music genres are welcome. This contest is for up-and-coming artists only, so DJs cannot have an agent or a manager. One submission per DJ allowed. Submissions must be from the artist themselves. You may not upload another artist’s mix. Roundtrip airfare up to $600 USD. Winning DJ and their guest must both be 21+. Any artist found to be participating in favoriting or listen manipulation, voting rings, or vote/listen/like fraud will be automatically disqualified without warning. Fans can only “favorite” once per mix for the entirety of the competition. This is a global contest: Anyone in the world is eligible to win.

– You must be following Groove Cruise on MixCloud.

– Your entry must be a maximum of 60 minutes in length.

– Name the entry “Groove Cruise Miami 2019 DJ Contest Mix: Your Entry Title – Genre”.

– Tag your mix “#GrooveCruiseDJContest.” If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.

– Add the full track listing in the typical MixCloud format: Track Number – Artist – Track Title.

– Use the #GrooveCruise mix contest flyer as the mix image.

Getting the most listens/favorites/shares/buzz on your mix will increase exposure and help get your mix to the final round, but the winner will ultimately be chosen by a judging panel based on creativity, originality, and quality, regardless of its ranking.