In response to overwhelming demand, LAMB OF GOD has declared a second installment of its extraordinary metal celebration at sea, Headbangers Boat 2024
This thrilling event will showcase two exclusive headline performances from the groundbreaking five-time-Grammy Award-nominated band. Presented by Sixthman, a pioneer in festivals and music cruises for over two decades, LAMB OF GOD Presents Headbangers Boat 2024 is scheduled to set sail from Miami, Florida to the new port of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic aboard the Norwegian Gem from October 28 to November 1, 2024.
Pre-sale signups are currently open, with the first-round sign-up deadline set for Wednesday, November 15, at 11:59 p.m. (ET), and the final round sign-up deadline on Sunday, November 19, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).
Early booking times will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, and those who book during the pre-sale will secure an onboard photo opportunity with LAMB OF GOD. Cabins are available for a down payment of only $100 per person, facilitated through automated monthly billing until February 28, 2024, or while cabins last. The public on-sale will commence on November 21 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), exclusively at headbangersboat.com.
Debuted during LAMB OF GOD‘s second performance on the sold-out premiere sailing of Headbangers Boat, LAMB OF GOD Presents Headbangers Boat 2024 promises live music from dawn to dark, across multiple stages and settings throughout the Norwegian Gem.
In addition to two exclusive shows from LAMB OF GOD, the fully immersive event will feature an impressive lineup of special guests, including heavy metal luminaries like DETHKLOK, CHIMAIRA, POISON THE WELL, AT THE GATES, SOULFLY, EXODUS, NAPALM DEATH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, AFTER THE BURIAL, CURRENTS, BLEEDING THROUGH, UNEARTH, EYEHATEGOD, FROZEN SOUL, UNITYTX, and LAMB OF GOD‘s Mark Morton (solo band).
The event will also include stand-up comedy from Shayne Smith and Mike Abrusci, with additional announcements to follow. Furthermore, members of LAMB OF GOD will host various guest activities, ensuring that all pre-sale guests secure a photo opportunity for their cabin with the band.
“The sense of connection and family that was shared on the Headbangers Boat has been overwhelming,” says Morton. “We were all reminded of the power that music has to bring joy, inspiration, and healing. We are beyond grateful to have had the chance to bring so many people from the heavy metal community together to share and celebrate this music we all love. And it doesn’t end here! We are thrilled to announce Headbangers Boat 2…”
Headbangers Boat 2024 will see special guests DETHKLOK‘s first performance at sea, and their first announced show following their first tour in over a decade, the successful “The Babyklok Tour” with co-headliners BABYMETAL. Other live metal performance rarities offered by Headbangers Boat 2024 will include additional support acts CHIMAIRA (who reunited this year for their first two shows in over five years) and POISON THE WELL (who, in January, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album “You Come Before You” with a string of shows).
Beyond the onboard experience, headbangers will have the chance to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime day of adventure in Puerto Plata (officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata),the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata.
Cruisers can enjoy spectacular city views atop the 2,600-foot-high Pico Isabel de Torres mountain, explore the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, or visit the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber capturing millions of years of fossils of plant and insect life. Please note: Shore excursions will not be available until 4-6 weeks prior to sailing. Cruisers will be able to book an excursion upon receipt of their official booking number.
The opulent Norwegian Gem will provide everything needed to make Headbangers Boat the most electrifying cruise vacation ever, with fully stocked bars at (almost) every corner, tasty dining options, the Pool Deck (with multiple hot tubs),Gem Club Casino, Mandara Spa, Body Waves Fitness Center, Sports Court, and much more.
Headbanger’s Boat 2024 lineup:
LAMB OF GOD (two sets)
POISON THE WELL
AT THE GATES
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
AFTER THE BURIAL
MARK MORTON (solo band)
Standup comedy from Shayne Smith and Mike Abrusci
Sixthman festivals tear down walls between artists and fans by creating community-inspired vacation experiences at resorts and at sea. Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving over 300,000 guests on over 150 unforgettable vacations on sand and at sea with their favorite artists, athletes, actors, comedians, and brands.
These carefully curated, intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations, in-depth panels, Q&As, fan-artist activities, museums, and overall, truly immersive experiences that celebrate community and change expectations of what a vacation can be. Sixthman‘s domestic homeport of Miami brings escapes for guests to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas.
In 2019, Sixthman expanded its festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports and then from Athens through the Greek Isles in 2022. In addition to festivals at sea, Sixthman has taken its innovative vacation concept to world-class, all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. In 2020, Sixthman Services was launched to support other event holders with a suite of on-site and virtual event management services and enhanced experiences. 2023 is poised to be a record year in terms of the number of events and expansion into new verticals.