North Sea Sounds

An annual celebration of Hot Soul & Funky music with a light spread of indie /electronic music that is quite a highlight in the Jumpin’ Hot Club calendar. Returning in 2018, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social to media to be the first to hear about new dates for North Sea Sounds cruises.

Our North Sea Sounds mini cruise is back once again. Internationally acclaimed Level 42 will be headlining the mini cruise, with a performance from local northern funk band Smoove & Turrell, as well as special guest DJ sets late into the night. Winner of a Journal Culture Award, North Sea Sounds is the perfect getaway for music-lovers and city-breakers, alike.

What’s more, book now and you can enjoy our early bird price from just £99pp, return.

You better be quick, though, as there’s only a very limited number of tickets available!

Live performances onboard from a range of artists
2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
Dinner or dinner & breakfast each way, per person
Return coach transfers to Amsterdam
Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam​

LEVEL 42

After a 37 date sell-out UK and European tour, a tour in Japan and performing at 27 festivals in 2017, Level 42 are back again in 2018. This year, the band will be headlining events in Europe and embarking on a 31-show tour in the UK and Holland, including a date at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. We are also pleased to announce that they are the headliners for our North Sea Sounds mini cruise in November. They’ll be choosing a set list from their discography of 14 studio albums. The British Jazz Funk band will be performing on the return crossing of this special mini cruise.

An eclectic mix of music from some of the hottest bands and DJs in the world.

DFDS

The UK's premier Roots, Americana, Folk, Country, and Blues music promoters.

Made in Tyne & Wear

Renowned northern funksters Smoove and Turrell are planning a lost weekend in Hilversum (30 min from Amsterdam) and will be joined by scores of local fans for a 48 hour marathon weekend. The fun kicks off on Friday 9th of November when Smoove and Turrell play live on the DFDS Seaways North Sea Sounds crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam and continues into Hilversum on Saturday 10th when the band perform at Podium at de Vostin. Fans and the band will then be returning to North Shields on Sunday the 11th. The sailing on the 9th will include DJ sets from Smoove and Northern and modern soul DJ’s Toma and Tizer.
The weekend is the latest offering from the Jumpin’ Hot Club’s and DFDS Seaways Award Winning North Sea Sounds series.Some of the feedback we had from previous trips was that people wanted to spend more time in Amsterdam and we have long harboured an ambition to offer a whole weekend of music where fans have the opportunity to sample the Dutch capital’s nightlife before returning home. When we heard that Smoove and Turrell were playing a show in Amsterdam ourselves and DFDS jumped at the chance to offer people the chance to join the band for a show in Hilversum.
Smoove and Turrell, Gateshead’s second finest are regarded as one of the UK’s premier Soul and Funk outfits, much lauded by Craig Charles, this weekend is a must for their fans.
Tickets for the cruise and Holland must be purchased separately, tickets for the cruise are available above
Tickets for the Hilversum show are available from here

An eclectic mix of music from some of the hottest bands and DJs in the world.

DFDS

The UK's premier Roots, Americana, Folk, Country, and Blues music promoters.

Made in Tyne & Wear

Our massively popular North Sea Sounds mini cruise has returned, this time with headliners Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who have 40 years’ experience performing their legendary hits, and other acts bringing you 2 nights of amazing setlists.
Plus Tiny Magnetic Pets, Frankie and the Heartstrings DJ set and Bulletproof and Stonelove DJ set.
The crossing includes either dinner or dinner and breakfast on both crossings in our fantastic all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant, Explorers Kitchen.

Winner of a Journal Culture Award, North Sea Sounds is the perfect getaway for music-lovers and city-breakers, alike.

Plus, our early bird price is available from just £99pp, return for a limited time only. ​​

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark​ and supports Tiny Magnetic Pets, Frankie and the Heartstrings DJ set & Bulletproof and Stonelove DJ set.live onboard
Dinner or dinner & breakfast per person, each way
2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
Return transfers to Amsterdam
Up to 5 hours in the Dutch capital