2018: Best North Sea Sounds yet!

Level 42 playing North Sea Sounds

It’s been quite a November, with two sell-out North Sea Sounds shows on board King Seaways and Princess Seaways.

Level 42, a British funk-pop band, kicked the season off on 9 November with local northern group Smoove & Turrell as support acts, followed by 80s electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who headlined the second event on 16 November, supported by Tiny Magnetic Pets.

Stephen House, Senior Campaign Manager UK, says: “It has taken us years to build up the credibility of this concept and I’m pleased that we can now land great headline acts such as Level 42 and OMD. It takes a lot of hard work from not only the marketing teams and crew onboard, but also from our dedicated Events Manager, Jen King. We’re looking forward to what next year will bring!”

Andy McClusky, one half of the duo band OMD, says: “This was a very enjoyable event. Great audience, well organised, and we were looked after impeccably.”

We reported earlier this year that the Level 42 gig was the fastest-selling North Sea Sounds ever, but that isn’t the only remarkable achievement this year. It was also the first time that we offered all-inclusive packages only, with evening meals and breakfast, which not only boosted total revenues, but also ensured that a large proportion of November’s pre-catering targets was met.

All staff came to make the weekend a success. Here back stage with Level 42: Jennifer King, Groups Reservations and Events Manager (UK), Jade Whitfield, Port Office Manager (UK), Joyce Dijkhuizen, Campaign Coordinator, and Yvette Eelman, Sales Operations, who are both based in the Netherlands.
“I would also like to mention Lisa Chenery, our Campaign Manager in the UK, who assisted with both events but is not pictured, and to thank all staff on board King and Princess who have worked very closely with us over the last few months to make the events a success,” says Jennifer King, Groups Reservations and Events Manager.


Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark playing North Sea Sounds

DFDS UK Facebook Video – OMD


Smoove & Turrell playing North Sea Sounds


November 26, 2018