MDRNTY Cruise announces first phase of acts inc. Ricardo Villalobos, Black Coffee, Apollonia, Stephan Bodzin + more for 2018

MDRNTY Cruise is dedicated to underground electronic music and the second edition is set to take place in 2018 from June 10th – 13th aboard the MSC Opera. Setting sail from Genoa, this crazy Mediterranean trip will last three magical nights and stops off in Sardinia and Corsica, with more than 50 artists and performers on board.

24-hour programming

Music will play out for 24 hours non stop on the cruise, with heavyweight names from the worlds of house, techno, minimal and plenty in between all playing. Already confirmed are Ricardo Villalobos, Black Coffee, Stephan Bodzin, Jan Blomqvist, Apollonia, Culoe De Song, Behrouz, Patrice Baumel, Andrey Pushkarev, Audiofly, Eagles and Butterflies, Matthew Dekay, SIT, Hyenah, Osunlade and Ion Ludwig.

“For this second edition, our wish is to present a musical offering that draws on the entire spectrum of underground electronic music, always in an exclusive environment where no one expects to hear it,” explains Maxime Léonard, director of MDRNTY.

A Mediterranean trip focused on celebration, relaxation and discovery

More than just an electronic music festival at sea, MDRNTY Cruise is an ephemeral epicurean experience. That means that on top of the musical offerings, the team behind has curated an electronic trip embellished with pop-up events, artistic and technological shows, film and documentary screenings, exhibitions of contemporary art, electronic yoga soundtracked by specially handpicked DJs and plenty of fun and games and sports, as well as the opportunity to relax and discover two jewels of the Mediterranean: Sardinia and Corsica.

All-inclusive offers

All in all, MDRNTY Cruise is a unique experience for those wishing to enjoy an exceptional getaway, and it offers all-inclusive packages that include:

Cabin accommodation
Unlimited dining
Unlimited drinks (non-premium)
24-hour access to dance floors
4-part payment plans available

From €689 per person in a quadruple room, festival-goers will be able to enjoy all the facilities of the MSC Opera for three full days. The MSC company ship is a leader of maritime tourism in the Mediterranean, has two swimming pools, six bars and three restaurants, and also offers a state-of-the-art health and beauty centre as well as many points of entertainment including a casino, tennis courts, bowling, and high-tech sports club.


Since its creation in 2008 MDRNTY, has always been looking for exclusive, unusual places to host the cream of electronic music. Establishing the brand as behind always unmissable events, whether in ski resorts, in a balloon or on the net with MDRNTY +, these unique parties have helped get electronic music out of clubs and into great new locations where an even wider audience awaits. MDRNTY Cruise, whose second edition will take place from 10 to 13 June 2018, will be an unforgettable experience for the 2600 passengers who set sail.

Full phase 1 line-up

Ricardo Villalobos
Black Coffee
Stephan Bodzin
Andrey Pushkarev
Culoe De Song
Eagles & Butterflies
Ion Ludwig (live)
Jan Blomqvist (live)
Matthew Dekay
Patrice Baumel
SIT (Cristi Cons & Vlad Caia)