Virgin Atlantic Flights To Host Live Music

When Virgin Atlantic boss man Richard Branson announced that mini-gigs would be hosted on select Little Red Flights (Virgin's domestic carrier in the UK), The Dwarf was quickly reminded of Spotify's recent list of "calming music to fly to".

A study conducted by the streaming service produced a list of 'soothing' tracks like Coldplay's 'Paradise', Enya's 'Orinoco Flow' (Sail Away), Jack Johnson's 'Better Together' and.. you guessed it... 'The Christmas Song' by Nat King Cole.

Thankfully, those compiling the Spotify list had the good sense to stop before 'Come Fly With Me' was thrown. Cue the airline sick bag if that track had made the list.

Let's hope the bands steer clear of 'plane' themed tracks entirely, particularly if those that appear on blogger Jim Adair's The 7 Songs For Plane Crashes.

The list includes Bright Eyes' track, 'At the Bottom of Everything'. It's inclusion, no doubt, owing to the lyrics "And then they splashed into the deep blue sea. It was a wonderful splash.” Also on the list, Modest Mouse with 'Shit Luck'.

Surprisingly, The Black Keys' 'Aeroplane Blues' missed a mention.

The airline's founder Richard Branson has said the gigs aim to: "shake up domestic flying in the UK". The artists performing aboard Little Red flights will be announced via social media, although passengers won't know in advance which flights will host the gigs.

Shame for the poor sods who fancied themselves a mid-flight kip, or didn't want an instrument in the face.

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