The world’s first zero-gravity rave takes place onboard A310 aircraft
Dubbed ‘The World’s Smallest Nightclub’, BigCityBeats launched the world’s first Club Mission on February 7th, 2018 in the form of World Club Dome Zero Gravity, in cooperation with FRAPORT – Frankfurt Airport. The weightlessness onboard the A310 aircraft saw partygoers and DJs floating around together on a 90-minute flight that combined the power of music and the novelty of zero gravity, in an experience usually reserved for training cosmonauts. Organisers were looking for 2 dance music fanatics from each continent to boldly go where no clubber had gone before, with 1 female and 1 male being chosen to join an expedition of clubbers. The only way to win a ticket on board the flight was to send a 20 second video application, explaining why they deserved to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Whilst Armin van Buuren, W&W and Steve Aoki were all scheduled to perform behind the decks at this unique event, unfortunately trance icon Armin could not make an appearance due to illness. However, that did not stop the madness unfolding, as W&W and Steve Aoki both stepped up to the plate. Speaking about the event, W&W explained “We were pretty nervous, but after the first jump it was, like, indescribable – even though any actual DJ-ing was all but impossible in the weightless conditions, because you were always swimming away from the console”. To mark the occasion, World Club Dome live streamed parts of the event on their Facebook page with exclusive footage of behind the scenes, contests and more.
You can check out the highlights and preparation for the event below.