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Inside Holy Ship!!!’s Electronic Party in Paradise

Diplo, A-Trak, Pharrell and more bring the beats to the beach

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Erik Voake

Last weekend, Holy Ship!!! departed from Miami for four days and three nights with the world's top electronic musicians. The ship docked for two days at a private island in the Bahamas, where Pharrell Williams, Diplo, A-Trak, Chromeo, Disclosure, Zedd and many more thrilled fans with nonstop DJ sets, live shows and all-out partying. Click through the gallery to get a behind the scenes look at how the artists and fans soaked up the sun, surf and tunes for the third installment of this floating festival. 

Diplo, HolyShip!!!, Coco Cay in the Bahamas 2014

Ian Witlen

A Moment to Mug

Diplo takes a moment to mug for the camera while Tiesto (left) watches the private island set on Coco Cay in the Bahamas.

Holy Ship Coco Bay Bahamas 2014

Erik Voake

Eye Candy

There are plenty of visuals at Holy Ship!!! — people prep for months to bring all sorts of eye candy, inflatables, costumes and giant photos of peoples faces on cardboard.

Gorgon City, HolyShip!!!, Coco Cay in the Bahamas, 2014

Ian Witlen

Gorgon City

Fresh off a ferry from Holy Ship!!!’s MSC Divina, Destructo snaps a photo of Gorgon City during their set at Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

Dave-1 and P Thugg, Chromeo, Coco Cay in the Bahamas, 2014

Ian Witlen

Chromeo DJ Set on the Pool Deck

Chromeo's Dave-1 and P Thugg perform a DJ set on the pool deck during the second night aboard Holy Ship!!!. A-Trak, Dillon Francis, and Brodinski made appearances.

Tiesto, HolyShip!!!, Coco Cay in the Bahamas., 2014

Ian Witlen

Special Guest Jokes

With all the big names aboard this year’s Holy Ship!!!, no one had any idea that Tiesto would be the special guest performer. Zedd announced Tiesto at the end of his set, only to have Dillon Francis pop up behind the booth as a joke.

Holy Ship Coco Bay Bahamas 2014

Erik Voake

Banana Surf

Holy Ship!!! culture demands that everyone brings some sort of costume or crazy outfit. Here, a fan surfs the overly enthusiastic crowd dressed as a banana.

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