In 2001 after many years working within the cruise industry Jonathan Blackburn created a brand new agency with an aim to provide entertainment to the world’s leading cruise lines. With his vast knowledge of the industry Jonathan and his team have successfully gone on to deliver much more from on board production shows to themed private yacht parties all around the world.
The company has gone from strength to strength and now has offices in the US, Australia and Asia who all work together to manage and source local talented artists. Working together as a tight knit team the company aims to deliver the very best in entertainment while maintaining great relationships with all their clients and artists.
Time doesn’t stand still at Blackburn International and we are constantly on the search for the next best thing in the world of entertainment. All of the team are passionate about what they do and love nothing more than discovering an innovative new up and coming artist that will wow any audience.
Blackburn International Productions
In September 2017 Blackburn International embarked on a new venture with Viking Ocean Cruises to create and produce their on board Production shows. We were thrilled to be awarded this contract for such a unique brand and our creative team set to work to produce shows that encapsulate the ethos of this award winning cruise line. We very much look forward to creating more shows as the Viking Fleet continues to grow.
In 2011 Blackburn International teamed up with Essential Entertainment a highly successful corporate entertainment agency who deliver outstanding events around the world. The Essential team headed up by Tracy Jacobs (an industry guru) is one of the leading agencies in the UK corporate market. Combining forces with Blackburn International lead to a shared roster of talent and contacts within the industry allowing both agencies to work closely together to produce and deliver above and beyond the client brief.
With a rising trend for Festivals with a difference Floating Festivals was created. In 2018 the first two festivals were launched on board the Navigator of The Seas – Throwback 80’s Festival and Stages Musical Theatre Festival. Both saw packed out audiences entertained by top artists from the 80’s and the West End. With all the bonus features that the cruise ship has to offer from fine dining, casinos, luxury accommodation to shopping boutiques and cocktail bars Floating Festivals are delivering the ultimate festivals at sea.