A Musical Cruise is So Yesterday. Time Now for an Airborne Festival.

Consequence of Sound reports on a new partnership between FILTER magazine and Virgin America for the annual Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles.  They call it their “I’m With the Band” flight.  I quote:

Festival-goers flying from NYC to the City of Angels will be able to book a seat on the flight and DJ sets from of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes and School of Seven Bells, along with an acoustic performances by Penguin Prison. The flight leaves JFK on October 3rd at 11:30 a.m. local time and arrives at LAX at 2:40 p.m. local time.

This year’s Culture Collide will feature performances from of Montreal, Junip, Patrick Wolf, Class Actress, Tribes, Blood Red Shoes, and many more.

Then again, you’d expect an airline run by Richard Branson to do something like this, right?

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One thought on “A Musical Cruise is So Yesterday. Time Now for an Airborne Festival.

  • Airplanes, the perfect environment for a quiet acoustic performance! (Though I suppose that if there's anyone who can afford to give noise-cancelling headphones to everyone in sight, it's Richard Branson.)


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