Future Music Festival – 1st Lineup Announcement
Words by Marco Zande - Published on October 26, 2014
Okay, so by now we should have all soaked up the announcement for Future Music Festival 2015 and who you’re dead keen on seeing. Always a stellar day out (depending on which way you look at the torrential rain in years gone by) and for many an opportunity to see acts that don’t typically tour down under.
The lineup is headed up by Canadian hip-hop behemoth Drake, the ever growing world buzz DJ Avicii and the ageing maniacs The Prodigy.
A third time return to play this massive dance festival, The Prodigy never hold back on giving it their all to a festival crowd. 2010 was a mud bath as was 2013, but it doesn’t stop them losing their marbles. A second trip down under for Avicii to play to a future crowd and going by his merits the crowd will be packed with liquorice all sort buzzing off his success. A first time trip to this southern country for Drake he’ll know doubt unleash his hip hop wizardry across the nation with his many number one hits come next February and March.
Looking down the barrel of the other first announcement acts there is definitely some banging acts we wouldn’t miss from the festivities.
Underground Canadian tech house get up Art Department know what’s right for a festival crowd and that’s dropping classy mammoth bass lines. On the verge of releasing their sophomore record Natural Selection the duo will probably be on the decks for many hours per usual. Gorgon City are made up of North London production duo Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott. The pair are currently riding the success of their debut record Sirens and are leading the way of quality garage and house music coming from the northern hemisphere. Sirens packed with mega tunes which are typically intertwined with a lush abundance of female vocals, they’ve unleashed three stellar huge singles “Ready For Your Love”, “Here For You” and “Unmissable”. It’s the tune “Try Me Out” which has us juicing, don’t miss their set. If you’re chasing quality music produced by a guy who’s been in this industry longer than everyone on the lineup, whatever you do, don’t miss Sven Väth at his Cocoon stage. Mixing techno, trance and stellar house music since 1981, his mastery usually sees him prefer vinyl on two decks and a mixer and yes he’s played for 30 hours straight you other rookies.
Flying the Dutch flag out the front under the Australian summer are Afrojack and Martin Garrix. Nearly a decade apart between the two, they’ve racked up numerous notches in their belts from their production capabilities with Afrojack’s 2011 pop anthem “Give Me Everything” where he featured prominently. At 18 Martin Garrix flooded the charts with his tune “Animals” last year off his Gold Skies EP. We’re sure you’ll have to fend off the gals to get amongst their sets if you fancy their tunes. A bit of South African Die Antwoord always gets the nod from the festivals in Australia. The rap-rave pair will bring some hilarious stage antics and definitely know how to spin a banging backing track.
The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order of preference):
Tickets for Future Music Festival go on sale Thursday October 30th through www.futuremusicfestival.com.
Future Music Festival 2014 dates:
- Sydney · SAT 28 FEB · Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Perth · SUN 1 MAR · Arena Joondalup
- Brisbane · SAT 7 MAR · BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS
- Melbourne · SUN 8 MAR · Flemington Racecourse
- Adelaide · MON 9 MAR · Adelaide Showground