A new event concept is in the works, from the makers that brought you Groove Cruise, comes its next chapter to present Groove Island. This will mark the 1st land event on the Paradise Island between Whet Travel and Groove Cruise who have been showcasing events for 15 years.
Taking place on the weekend of September 27th-30th, 2019, just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles the blissful and picture-perfect paradise of Catalina Island will become a carefully curated and all-encompassing celebration of life, positive vibes and dance music. We can now reveal that well-renowned artists Andrew Rayel, Chus & Ceballos, Mark Knight, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt, Shiba San, and many more who will add to a cultured and colorful house, techno, and trance soundtrack. Getting to Groove Island is easy and fun by sea or by air.
Getting to Groove Island is easy and fun by sea or by air. Ferries run from four mainland ports in Southern California: San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach, or Dana Point and take about an hour, while a helicopter ride is just 15 minutes and available from Long Beach, San Pedro, Burbank Airport, and John Wayne Airport. Once on the island, the town of Avalon is easy to navigate by foot as it's just one square mile so getting anywhere is easy. Shuttle buses can take you to your destination, or you can rent bicycles or one of the island's iconic golf carts (some vacation rentals include a golf cart).
Groove Island packages include a round trip ferry, three-night accommodations, and three-day immersive festival ticket. You have a range of fantastic options to suit all budgets with various hotels offering premium luxury from $617 per person and economy offerings starting at just $497 per person. Vacation rentals are also an option for groups, with prices starting at $928 per person for two people up to $667 per person for up to 12 people.
Three-day packages for Groove Island are on sale with several categories already sold out and passes without accommodation are now available at Groove Island.
Attendees can stay at lavish hotels such as the sun-drenched Descanso Beach Club, with its uninterrupted ocean views, palm tree lined beaches and luxury teak Chaise Lounges all waiting to welcome you. A short stroll along the waterfront past the iconic Casino, it offers Cabanas to rent and is one of the only places in California where you can have a drink in your hand on the beach. Groove Island also takes over The Catalina Casino, which features the world's largest circular ballroom right on the seafront at the entry to the harbor. The breathtaking art deco Casino has been a focal point and landmark on the island for over 80 years and will be the site of the Roaring '20s party, one of the six costume themes during Groove Island.
In addition to the perfect soundtrack, there is a wondrous wealth of elements to explore and enjoy on the famously beautiful island of Catalina, including the Whet Oasis: A Healing Journey curated by DJ Taz Rashid, consisting of interactive workshops such as meditation, yoga, poetry, a 3D sound experience, and much more to expand your mind and soothe your soul. Additionally, the non-profit Whet Foundation and group of volunteers will partake in community improvement projects as a way to give back to the locals of Catalina to thank them for inviting the Whet Travel team and their guests back to Catalina for the fourth time.
For those who like to get their heart pumping and pulse racing, there is no end to the action-packed fun with hiking, zip lining, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, jet skiing, ropes courses, a freaky ghost tour, challenging escape room, and superb culinary class. Groove Islanders can also partake in a unique silent disco, enjoy side-splitting stand-up comedy, plus a golf tournament to keep festival-goers entertained from dusk till dawn.
The natural beauty of Catalina is celebrated for its unique mix of flora and fauna with over 20 endemic species found nowhere else in the world, picture-perfect palm trees, beautiful harbors, and art deco architecture, all of which make for the experience of a lifetime. The full line-up for Groove Island covers the very best of cutting-edge house, techno, and trance with its mix of global superstars and the hottest new names in the game. Packages are on sale now at GrooveIsland.com. For those that have accommodations set up on the island or a boat, Event-only passes are also now available.