Drai’s Nightclub brought plenty of Las Vegas flair to the Billboard Hot 100 Festival at Jones Beach last weekend. The ultra-luxury club partnered with Billboard to park a co-branded mega-yacht complete with a party captain next to the festival’s main stage where VIP guests could check out performances from Halsey, French Montana, DJ Snake, and other stars from a truly unique perspective. (Yes, you could see all those artists hit the stage from the boat.)
The VIP Yacht also served as a floating green room for artists like Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd, as well as Future before and after they hit the festival stage. Drai’s has always been a booster of great hip hop acts—both Rae Sremmurd and Future have performed at the club in recent years—and this year’s aquatic VIP experience served as an unforgettable reminder of that tradition.
The VIP Yacht was loaded with festival swag like water bottles, sunscreen, and even Drai’s Las Vegas captain hats that could be spotted on artists like Bexey for their interviews with Billboard. Seafaring VIPs got front row seats to incredible performances the entire weekend including former Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate frontman Andrew McMahon serenading the crowd from a giant inflatable rubber ducky on Day 1 and DJ Snake’s hit-dripping, heart-stopping set on Day 2. If you haven’t seen some of the biggest artists in the world perform from the comfort of a massive party yacht, then it’s time to get on Drai’s level.