Fresh from a record breaking, sold out national tour, Future Music Festival returns in 2012 with all the endless fun, energy and forward thinking sounds that music fans have come to love and cherish from this world-class festival experience.
Presenting the Future Music Festival 2012, an utterly utopian, orbitally awesome ride through the sweetest music in all of Las Venus… It’s tomorrow’s ultimate swinging party city in the skies – and there’s nothing else like it on Earth!
Using the galactic-bombastic forces of pure sound, dazzling light, and electrifying colour, the galaxy’s ultimate party starts now and Las Venus is where it’s at. More sizzling than a zero gravity strip tease, faster than a speeding aero-taxi in orbit and sexier than sipping cocktails on a comet to Saturn… Get ready for an intergalactic taste of life in the Las Venus fast lane.
The mighty Future Music Festival is not only delivering the biggest acts in the universe, but also the brightest stars of the future. Committed to showcasing the hottest acts and curating a deliciously eclectic array of genres to create a truly unforgettable experience, this award-winning festival prides itself on quality and variety. As you’d expect, Future Music Festival 2012 has something for everyone on its glittering line-up.
Here’s your first taste of what’s in store with more big acts to be announced in coming weeks…
Swedish House Mafia! Fresh from selling out Madison Square Garden in NYC in 10 minutes, the DJ collective consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso will appear together as they bring their Swedish House Mafia stadium show to Australia for the very FIRST time! Be prepared for THE most anticipated live debut in Future Music Festival history!
A literal legend in his own lifetime, Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) has enjoyed the sort of music career and international stardom that many can only aspire to. When he hits our shores in 2012, expect to be blown away by his biggest and boldest tour of Australia to date, featuring his brand new, huge production based show.
Expect things to get a little crazy when UK chart topper and Brit Award winning Tinie Tempah returns to our shores with his Glastonbury Festival sized live show, whilst fellow Brit Jessie J will also be bringing a galaxy of colour, excitement and powerhouse vocals to our Las Venus!
For those who like their deep beats prepare yourself for drum & bass titans Chase & Status in their first ever live tour and Los Angeles dubstep king himself, Skrillex, debuting his ‘Cell’ show in his inaugural Future Music Festival appearance.
Liverpool’s Indie rock stars The Wombats (who arrive in Australia today for their biggest run of arena shows to date), NYC’s dance-punk band The Rapture (supporting a brand new album) and Auckland’s very own The Naked And Famous are guaranteed to excite all lovers of live music, whilst a Nu Disco/House explosion starring LCD Soundsystem and DFA records own James Murphy and Pat Mahony’s Special Disco Version show. Holy Ghost, Hercules and Love Affair, The Juan Maclean and red-hot Azari & Ill will lay down the quality soundtrack for the perfect disco party.
For techno stalwarts the long wait is finally over as Aphex Twin returns to Australia after years of absence (last here 2004) bringing one hell of a live audio-visual experience. After a run of outstanding performances at European festivals last summer such as the coveted Sonar, don’t miss out on this rare and unique electronic pioneer.
South Africa’s futuristic rap-rave crew Die Antwoord will be bringing their raucous energy and exhilarating live show back to our shores, and with a new album tipped for next year, we haven’t seen nearly enough of them in OZ!
Back for his fourth consecutive year, Future Music Festival ambassador and Cocoon hero Sven Vath returns to lead the charge in the ‘Likes of You Tent’, alongside FMF first timer Jamie Jones – delivering their trademark style of twisted house and mind blowing techno…prepare to party Cocoon style.
Trance followers can look forward to riding every spine-chilling breakdown and build-up as we announce one of the world most successful musicians and a superstar of trance. Paul van Dyk returns to Australia after a 6 year absence – presenting his very own Evolution arena, featuring bespoke staging and production designed by him Berlin. Accompanying van Dyk is Garuda’s Gareth Emery, voted no.7 in the worlds Top 100 DJ’s in 2010; Emery is the youngest DJs ever to crack the top ten. Both these trance music icons are ready to take control of the Future Music Festival odyssey, with more artists in the arena still to be announced.
IMPORTANT TICKET INFO:
In lieu of last year’s quick fire sell-outs and Future Music’s commitment to delivering the best value for the ticket price, there are ticket solutions to make securing a ticket as easy and painless as possible. Future Music is pleased to announce that first release tickets will be available at 2010 prices and fans can now visit futuremusicfestival.com.au and register for pre-sale information to make sure they don’t miss out. Pre-sale tickets go on sale to those registered on October 17th – three full days before the general public get their chance to purchase October 20th.
And as if that wasn’t enough, a book now pay later option is available for fans who want to secure their ticket and pay it off in regular installments. The book now ay later purchase option was introduced last year and was widely adopted by those who love to plan ahead!
With the all-star line-up locked n’ loaded and tickets all set to fly out the door in record pace, the time has come again …
Next stop? Las Venus. See you there …
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA (SWE)
FATBOY SLIM (UK)
PAUL van DYK (GER)
TINIE TEMPAH (UK)
THE WOMBATS (UK/NOR)
CHASE & STATUS – LIVE (UK)
JESSIE J (UK)
THE RAPTURE (US)
SVEN VATH (GER)
DIE ANTWOORD (SA)
APHEX TWIN – LIVE (IRE)
THE NAKED AND FAMOUS (NZ)
GARETH EMERY (UK)
JAMIE JONES (UK)
JAMES MURPHY & PAT MAHONY (LCD SOUNDSYSTEM/ DFA) (US)
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR (US)
AZARI & III (CAN)
FRANK OCEAN (US)
ALEX METRIC (UK)
HOLY GHOST! (US)
THE JUAN MACLEAN (UK)
BENOIT & SERGIO (GER)
HORSE MEAT DISCO (UK)
STAFFORD BROTHERS (AUS)
PLUS MANY MORE!
To view the 2011 highlights clip, click here: http://vimeo.com/23201421
PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE – MONDAY, 17TH OCTOBER 2011, 9AM
AVAILABLE ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED AT WWW.FUTUREMUSICFESTIVAL.COM.AU
TICKETS ON SALE – THURSDAY, 20TH OCTOBER 2011, 9AM
WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM.AU OR 136 100
Strictly Limited First Release tickets – $135 plus booking fee and service charges
VIP tickets – $190 plus booking fee and service charges
First Class ticket – $290 plus booking fee and service charges*
*Melb & Syd Only
For the cheapest possible price pay cash direct at your nearest Ticketmaster outlet.
National Tour Dates 2011
Brisbane – Saturday 3rd March – Doomben Racecourse
Perth – Sunday 4th March – Arena Joondalup
Sydney – Saturday 10th March – Royal Randwick Racecourse
Melbourne – Sunday 11th March – Flemington Racecourse
Adelaide – Monday 12th March – Ellis Park *new and improved venue*