Congratulations, Future Music 2012. You have the distinction of being the loudest, craziest, dustiest and most in-yer-face music festival I’ve been to thus far. Nearly 30,000 people packed into Ellis Park on Monday, March 12 - proof enough that with the right day, the right venue and most importantly, a stellar line-up, revellers in Adelaide actually buy tickets to music festivals (take note, Big Day Out).
New Zealand has struck gold in last few years, churning out one amazing pop act after the next; Ladyhawke, Kimbra, Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga, Zowie. The Naked and Famous, fellow natives of the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ join their Kiwi-counterparts as one of the most exciting new acts of 2011, with the added bragging rights of being the first New Zealand band in 3 years to reach #1, with single Young Blood.