A few weeks back, Justin dropped the news that Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits had announced a festival-type excursion down in Jamaica, called “Caribbean Holidaze.” We’ve now got all the gory details…
The Caribbean Holidaze will be…
Taking place December 13-17, 2007 at two of Jamaica’s most celebrated and lavish resorts, both Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits will each be performing three shows.
Special guests Keller Williams and the Benevento Russo Duo will be throwing down for two special performances apiece, as well as sets from Mad Professor with The Ariwa Posse and the incredible return of the Brain Damaged Eggmen for one night!
The “festival” is set up so that travelers can buy all-inclusive packages at two resorts: Hedonism or Breezes Runwaway Bay. The packages are described as “super-inclusive” meaning that they cover just about everything except airfare; all your food, drinks, hotel transfer, gratiuities and other amenities. Yes, that’s right, drinks are included…let’s just say that this will definitely get interesting!
Prices start range from $845 – $1895 (per person/double occup.). You can get more info and see pictures at the Caribbean Holidaze site.
No matter what your take is on these two bands — or your opinion of their recent marriage in terms of touring together — you’ve got admit that this is a pretty cool “destination” event. I expect we’ll see even more events like these emerge as bands (and the travel industry) continue to pick up on the succes and popularity of ‘musical vacations’ like Jam Cruise and Jam in the Dam.