Viasat live-streams rock performance at 35K feet during Virgin America flight


To kick off Lollapalooza and FLOODfest, two music festivals happening this weekend in Chicago, Virgin America teamed up with streaming mega-force Spotify and our team at Viasat to treat passengers to a live in-flight concert at 35,000 feet. The performance by indie rock band Local Natives took place on board “Spotifly” — Virgin America’s newest A320 aircraft, which is outfitted with the latest Viasat in-flight internet system.

The in-flight performance — which happened July 28 aboard a Virgin America flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Chicago O’Hare — was live-streamed and posted to Facebook using our high-speed in-flight internet system. By live-streaming the performance, Local Native music fans and Virgin America enthusiasts on the ground didn’t miss a concert moment. The video performance is nearing 30,000 views, and is available to watch through Monday, August 1, on either the Virgin America or Viasat Facebook pages.

Following the in-flight performance, Virgin America provided passengers with access to free music streaming for the duration of the flight.