FriendShip 2024 Highlights Including Impromptu Dog Blood Set and 2025 On Sale Info

If you’ve been watching any TV at all during the cold months of January and February, you’ve probably seen commercials for cruise liners. It’s that time of year, escape the cold of wherever you might be in the country and enjoy some sunshine and a semi-tropical environment for a few days. The EDM scene is no different as several notable “festivals at sea” set sail at at this time of year. We’re lucky enough to be able to share some highlights from the fourth edition of Gary Richards’ (AKA Destructo) Friendship.

Sailing from Miami to the private Harvest Caye island in Belize aboard the iconic Norwegian Joy, this year’s edition of the Friendship featured a bevy of surprise b2b performances as well as Destructo’s iconic Sunrise Sermon. We’ve got some video and photo highlights below.

FriendShip 2024 surprised attendees by reuniting Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize) for an impromptu MainStage set, marking the superduo’s first official performance since 2019.

Destructo delivered his signature Sunrise Sermon set for the first time at FriendShip, which also featured Justin Martin, Bob Moses, and more.

The festival’s epic, four-hour ‘Last Man Standing’ b2b2b closing set featured heavy-hitters like Destructo, Ardalan, Desert Hearts’ Mikey Lion, J.Phlip, and more.

FriendShip’s ‘Dial-A-DJ’ hotline saw artists like Bob Moses, VTSS, Mersiv, and Nala play intimate, once-in-a-lifetime pop-up sets in lucky attendees’ private cabin rooms, using custom mobile DJ rigs.

Destructo has also announced the dates for the 2025 edition of the FriendShip. Sailing February 21-26 of next year, the FriendShip will stay on the Norwegian Joy and follow the same route from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and back. You can join the waitlist for next year‘s edition of the FriendShip, one of the premiere events at sea there is.