The pair has spent the majority of their careers bucking trends in electronic music, consistently and reliably favouring the timelessness of a well-crafted song. Having racked up over half a billion streams globally, it’s clearly an approach that works. From Emma Louise to Broods, Kylie Minogue and Reggie Watts, Flight Facilities have a knack for picking vocalists that feel more like friends than features.
Alongside their eccentric approach, an expansive live show welcomes guests from all corners of the earth and pockets of the music spectrum. A decade of touring has seen the boys grace the stages of Coachella, Splendour in the Grass, NYC Governors Ball, Fuji Rock Festival, Glastonbury and multiple headline world tours. The Down to Earth tour crescendoed in October 2015 with a live performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. A sell-out in 3 hours to a crowd of 12,000, the accompanying live album won the 2016 ARIA award for Best Classical Album and saw the orchestral show travel to Sydney’s The Domain in 2017 for a sellout homecoming performance.
In 2021 Flight Facilities return to their beloved fanbase, delivering a new single immersed in a feeling of West-Coast cool imparted by collaborator Channel Tres. 'Lights Up' is a continuation of this philosophy, aided by Channel Tres' propensity for crossing genres and drawing inspiration from eras like 90s Detroit house and West-Coast hip-hop. The result is a track that belongs to these moments in time as much as it represents what’s next for the global dance sound, a confluence of feeling and style.
The release marks the beginning of a new chapter and much more promised to come this year, both on the recordings and touring front, with live shows announced across Australia, New Zealand and North America.
We’d say Flight Facilities are back but they never really went anywhere, and after soundtracking the last 10 years for their fans they’re settling in for another decade to come. Flight Facilities forever.
Vaccine Policy and Mask Mandate for the Vic Theatre
With our return to live concerts and our commitment to producing safe events, all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours from the time of entry along with a government issued photo ID. Proof of vaccination can only include a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, a clear photocopy or digital photo of the CDC card. Fans who have either (1) a medical condition, or (2) a closely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination, can still attend the concert by showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours that matches the government issued photo ID. Taking this step helps to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and the artists, and implementing this simple measure minimizes risk and the spread of the virus. We encourage you to get vaccinated if you have not already!
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and based on Chicago’s current local COVID-19 data, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings, effective Friday, August 20, 2021. A non-vented N95 mask or other well-fitted mask is strongly recommended to provide maximum protection. We will not allow a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, single layer of fabric, or any mask that has an unfiltered one-way exhaust valve.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against Jam Productions, Ltd. and the Vic Theatre (including Vic Holdings, LLC, Freed Vic LLC, Albert Interests, LLC, Victoria Entertainment Properties, LLC and Vic Operating Company LLC) relating to such risks.