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Justin Hayward, Alan Parsons, The Zombies and more set for On The Blue Cruise

Justin Hayward (Image credit: Mark Owens)

Justin Hayward (opens in new tab) is to host the 2020 edition of the On The Blue Cruise.

The inaugural 2019 event sold out and next year’s cruise boasts a lineup full of classic rock and prog artists.

Hayward will perform sets covering material from his solo career along with favourites by The Moody Blues, where he’ll be joined by a variety of special guests.

Other artists confirmed are: The Zombies, Alan Parsons, The Martin Barre Band, Art Garfunkel, Dave Mason, Glenn Hughes, Ronnie Spector And The Ronettes, The Orchestra featuring former members of ELO, Colin Blunstone, Al Stewart, Wishbone Ash and David Pack’s Legends Live.

Joining them will be Poco, Orleans, Firefall, The Babys, Pat Travers, Focus, Young Dubliners, Randy Hansen and the music of Jimi Hendrix, Tom Toomy, Mike Dawes, Julie Ragins’ Pear Duo, Mellow Yellow, Marbin and Fernando Perdomo and the Out To Sea Band.

Sal Cirrincione and Jon Kirkman will also be onboard, while Eddie Trunk of SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation will host daily shows from the ship.

Aside from the music, the cruise will feature a range of activities including photo opportunities, a Mellow Yellow Dance Party, themed-nights, Painting With Rock Stars and private dinners with the bands.

They’ll set sail from Miami onboard the Norwegian Pearl on April 1 for seven nights – taking in three ports: St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and the Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, before returning back to Florida on April 8.

For further information and tickets, visit the official On The Blue Cruise website (opens in new tab).

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.