There Are Now Going To Be Zero Gravity Private Concerts

A new company is offering zero-gravity concerts onboard G Force One.

By TeeJay Small | Published

Tourism company Zero-G has announced the latest technological advancement in live music since the global pandemic brought you Fortnite concerts. The company, which famously offers the opportunity to take zero gravity flights right in the comfort of your own planetary atmosphere, has announced plans to make zero gravity concert-going a year-round fixture, according to a write-up in Futurism. While the flights certainly look like an out-of-this-world experience, the prices seem to be astronomical, so don’t get your hopes up about seeing Taylor Swift perform “Bigger Than The Whole Sky” from a venue in the clouds.

Zero-G has experimented with a zero gravity concert already, advertising the once-in-a-lifetime experience via YouTube with a mission statement asking artists to sign up for the next round soon. In order to achieve weightlessness without leaving Earth’s atmosphere, Zero-G takes its airplane, the G Force One, and flies in a pre-determined parabola for roughly 90 minutes, using its sharp downward descent to enable temporary weightlessness for passengers and artists alike. Enthused music fans booking their trip aboard the stomach-churning flight path can expect roughly 15 bursts of zero gravity, lasting about 30 seconds each time.

Though these weightless moments in the zero gravity concerts would be few and far between, it presents an interesting framework for artists to establish their setlist, allowing for major drops to coincide with the timing of their ascent into zero gravity. Of course, potential passengers have a number of questions regarding the logistics of these sky-bound Super Bowl halftime performances, including security concerns for the on-air talent, as well as safety and performance concerns with the artist’s equipment floating around in the cabin, potentially causing a hazard when the crushing weight of gravity returns after one of the many bursts.

Regardless of the logistics of these intimate events, the zero gravity concerts seem to only be available for a select number of fans, as the G Force One can only take 28 passengers at a time and touts an incredible price tag of over $9,000 per flight. Though it may be incredible to hear Ed Sheeran perform “Shape of You” as relative weightlessness makes changes to your actual shape, most music fans likely won’t be able to afford the sky-rocketing price of admission. Of course, if you’ve got a 5-figure sum of money burning a hole in your pocket, the novel experience could be well worth the leap out of your seat and into the air around you.

Obviously, the technology for these zero gravity concerts is still quite new, with the next few flights bringing on musical guests still acting as a precursor to the full roll-out. With Zero-G’s YouTube advertisement stating the case for the events to become the next big game changer for music super-fans across the globe, perhaps the company has a plan in place to reduce the cost and allow for greater access to their services in the future. For the time being, it may be more cost-effective to lay on your couch and catch Tik Tok live streams of performances at Coachella instead.