The rave cruise has officially been usurped.
This Summer, a train called the Full Flex Express will tour Canada, hitting Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmnton and Vancouver. Aboard that train fans will find dubstep mega-star Skrillex, Mad Decent boss and new Radio 1 resident Diplo, and Montreal singer / producer of the moment Grimes, plus support from Tokimonsta, KOAN Sound and Pretty Lights.
“Between cities”, Pitchfork report, “All of the artists will travel on a private passenger train together”, with each stop to feature multiple stages in a “festival event”.
The concept of the Full Flex Express (we’ll be honest: we were kinda hoping for a Funkmaster Flex appearance when we heard the name) was apparently inspired by the 1970 Festival Express tour, which starred Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and the Band traveling across Canada, as well as last year’s Railroad Revival tour, which featured Mumford and Sons and more.
Full Flex Express tour dates:
07-13 Toronto, Ontario – Fort York
07-14 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Fest *
07-15 Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean Drapeau
07-18 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Shaw Park
07-20 Edmonton, Alberta – Kinsmen Park
07-22 Vancouver, British Columbia – PNE Coliseum
* without Grimes