American rocker Dave Matthews is heading for the high seas to headline a new cruise festival in the Caribbean.

Fans will get the chance to enjoy Matthews close up as part of the Dave Matthews + Friends Caribbean Cruise Getaway, which heads off next February (06).

Joining Matthews on the first cruise will be Bob Weir + RATDOG, G Love + SPECIAL SAUCE and TOOTS + THE MAYTALS.

Matthews will also perform on private island CocoCay at the end of the cruise.