FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL ASIA LANDS IN MALAYSIA IN MARCH
Future Music Festival’s inaugural adventure into Asia was announced last month to an overwhelming response, with speculation on the show’s exact location taking social media by storm.
Today, Livescape and Future Entertainment are proud to reveal that the first edition of Future Music Festival Asia will be taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 17th of March 2012!
The premiere of the award winning festival in Kuala Lumpur marks the start of a strong relationship between Malaysian entertainment mogul Livescape and Future Entertainment, one of Australia’s most innovative music companies. The debut of the Future Music Festival brand in Malaysia also represents a milestone in the evolution of the country’s already burgeoning entertainment industry.
As Future Entertainment’s tour director Brett Robinson comments:
“Our vision for Future Music Festival was for it to become something that is respected and celebrated globally. Our commitment to presenting the biggest and boldest artists and best possible event experience seems to have been recognized with demand for the festival to venture abroad. With Asia on our doorstep and the wealth of talent we now tour from one side of the globe to the other it makes perfect sense for artists to do as much as possible whilst in this region. We are excited to be announcing what we hope will be embraced as one of Asia’s biggest music festivals in coming years.”
Since its debut in 2006, the Future Music Festival has grown year after year and won the hearts of music lovers all around Australia, becoming one of the ‘essentials’ of the summer festival circuit. Now in its sixth year, it is time to expend its reach and give music fans in the Asia pacific region the chance to experience the quality of entertainment and massive line-ups that have made Future Music Festival famous in Australia. The promoters are proud to have brought some of the biggest names in music to the Southern Hemisphere, past headliners of the festival include: The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, New Order, Paul van Dyk, Steve Angello, Dizzee Rascal, Jessie J, Franz Ferdinand, N*E*R*D, MGMT, Ke$ha, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, Fatboy Slim, and more!
For Adam Matthews, one of Livescape’s directors, “Future Music Festival is one of the most internationally renowned music festivals in the world. The fact that they have seen faith in creating Future Music Festival Asia in Malaysia is a great honour. We believe that FMF Asia is a perfect platform to raise the quality of entertainment offered in the region. It is also a positive addition to Malaysia’s portfolio of amazing internationally known events such as Formula 1 Grand Prix, Moto GP and Rainforest World Music Festival.”
With Tourism Malaysia endorsing the project as a presenting partner, the first edition of FMF Asia is already set to become an unmissable event in the calendar of Malaysia’s entertainment.
“Tourism Malaysia, like us believe that the country is the perfect place to host world class events be it entertainment, sports or cultural showcases. Both Tourism Malaysia and Livescape with its similarly shared objectives are perfect partners to pull off this task,” explained Adam Matthews.
Details regarding the venue as well as the full line-up for FMF Asia will be revealed before the Chinese New Year holidays. Rest assured the first edition will be sure not to disappoint, with an intergalactic line-up including international headliners from the Australian edition as well as some of South East Asia’s biggest names.
Livescape has big plans for the festivals and Adam Matthews also says, “We hope that FMFA will be one of the region’s most well-known music festivals and draw in people from all over the world who enjoys music events. We also want FMFA to be something Malaysians will be proud of and call their own in years to come.”
FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL ASIA FULL DETAILS REVEALED
The moment the whole of Asia has been waiting for has arrived! Future Entertainment and Livescape are excited to reveal the full details of the inaugural Future Music Festival Asia today. Announcing the line up at the FMF Asia press conference held at MaTiC (Malaysia Tourism Centre) in Kuala Lumpur, lovers of music in the South East Asia region, prepare yourselves!
The first edition of FMF Asia will take place at the Sepang International Circuit and will be the official opening event for the upcoming F1 Grand Prix week on the 17 March. The festival is scheduled to kick off at 2pm and go for 12 glorious hours of ground-breaking music. Tickets go on-sale 19 January with prices from RM98 via airasiaredtix.com. and it’s ticketing outlets.
After a month of playing guessing games on social networking sites, the extensive line-up featuring international, regional and local acts can finally be revealed. FMF Asia’s debut will see The Chemical Brothers (DJ set) headlining the monster event. Other international acts performing include Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, The Wombats, Pendulum (DJ Set), Grandmaster Flash, Sneaky Sound System, Cosmic Gate, Eddie Halliwell and many more.
The list of regional acts features some of the best in Asia and it includes, Shinichi Osawa (Japan), Jalebee Cartel (India), Nikhil+Pearl (India), Pet Conspiracy (China), Electrico (Singapore), Inquisitive (Singapore, Agrikulture (Indonesia), Sandwich (Philippines), Good Night Electric (Indonesia), Project E.A.R (SEA) and The Great Spy Experiment (Singapore).
On the local Malaysian front, we have Kyoto Protocol, Goldfish + Blink, Twilight Actiongirl, They Will Kill Us All, Mini Compo, Enterprise, Oh! Chentaku, Bud Culture, Terence C, Victor G, Fono, Bass Agents and Phil K Lee + Ian Ross.
With such an extensive line-up, there is no doubt that the first FMF Asia will be the biggest outdoor music festival to hit the South East Asian region. To replicate the same atmosphere and set up of FMF in Australia, there will be four stages to entertain the thousands of patrons attending the party. Plus many other quirky side stages and exciting activities to keep you smiling from ear to ear.
Malaysia, being the first ever Future Music Festival venue outside of Australia will hopefully see the attendance of neighbouring countries around the region. “MyCEB is very supportive of these kinds of events and we are proud that Malaysia is the only country out of Australia that this event is being held and for the first time,” enthused General Manager of International Events, Tony Nagamaiah.
Where: Sepang International Circuit
When: 17 March 2012
Time: 2pm till late
Admission: Super early bird RM98, Early bird RM138, Pre-sale RM158