North Sea Sounds - new dates coming soon!

An annual celebration of Hot Soul & Funky music with a light spread of indie 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.

One for the bucket-list for any roots fan, the Jumpin’ Hot Club’s North Sea Sounds mini-cruises take place twice a year (at least!) in association with DFDS.

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

Each cruise is over three days, and includes:

  • Live performances from Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Nige Brown & Voices of
  • Virtue Gospel Choir plus DJs
  • 2 nights on-board in an en suite cabin
  • Return coach transfers to Amsterdam
  • 5 hours in Amsterdam

For each cruise, we draw together roots artists from Soul, jazz, funk indie and gospel & top deejays to dance the night away & a weekend to remember.

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


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

Made in Tyne & Wear

Back once more is our award-winning North Sea Sounds mini cruise to Amsterdam, this time featuring some of the best-known artists in electronic and post-punk music from the 80’s and 90’s. Peter Hook, influential founder and bassist for both Joy Division and New Order will be playing the classics with his band, Peter Hook & The Light. Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak will be onboard, too, with an amazing electronic dance performance, as well as sets from Bulletproof and Stonelove DJs Aaron Mellor and Tallest Paul.

  • Live performances from Peter Hook & The Light
  • DJs Aaron Mellor and Tallest Paul
  • 2 nights onboard in an en-suite cabin
  • Return coach transfers to Amsterdam
  • 5 hours in Amsterdam