All aboard the Full Flex Express: Skrillex and Diplo’s railway mini-festival
At the beginning of the year, Skrillex, Diplo and a host of other artists boarded Holy Ship!, the opulent three-day dance music cruise complete with a stop at a private island in the Bahamas, Dita von Teese disrobing on stage and sparkling Atlantic Ocean waters. They must have enjoyed themselves then (…who wouldn’t), because Pitchfork have reported that both producers have signed up for another travelling mini-festival, the “Full Flex Express”.
In a somewhat less tropical setting than the Caribbean, Skrillex, Diplo and a handful of other artists will be hopping aboard the Full Flex Express for rail tour of Canada. Together with genre-bender Pretty Lights, bass duo KOAN Sound, indie-darling Grimes and psychedelic hip-hop producer Tokimonsta, they’ll be hitting six Canadian cities from July 13.
The artists will ride the Full Flex Express between each of the stops, where’ll they put on multi-stage shows in a “festival event”. The train itself, however, is private. So…about time to bring back the Bacardi Express?