Ke$ha defends her FMF spot
Raising more than a few eyebrows the other week was the Future Music Festival 2011 lineup announcement which included the curious presence of dollar-signed trash popstar Ke$ha snuggled neatly next to dance legends like Leftfield and The Chemical Brothers.
Whilst ITMers were vocal in their reaction to Ke$ha’s inclusion, the pop-star herself has come out swinging in regards to her spot on the Future bill, saying that she’s ready to convert a few wary festival-goers while ‘bleeding’ for her art. And we use the term art loosely.
“Summer festivals just take it to that next level,” she explained to The Sydney Morning Herald. “You get to reach fans who wouldn’t necessarily go to one of your concerts but then they walk by and see your show. Festivals are just generally the biggest parties ever, so it only makes sense for me to be playing them.”
As for what those who dare poke their head into her show can expect when Ke$ha plays Future next year, the outspoken popper emphasised that her live setup “isn’t a pop show”, and that it takes “a lot of influence from my favourite bands that are not pop musicians, like The Beastie Boys and The Sex Pistols.”
“If I don’t literally rock out so hard that I feel like I’m going to vomit on myself by the end of the show, then I don’t feel like I’ve done a very good job,” Ke$ha explained as the world exploded. “Like at a show I played tonight, I started choking on glitter and my hands were bleeding. It was amazing…my favourite shows are the ones where I come off stage and I’m bleeding. I never know what’s going to happen. Tonight, I tried to crowd surf and some guy tried to stick his hand down my pants and I lost my shirt. That’s why I do this; I never know what’s going to happen up on that stage.”
Is it just us or does she just described sounds like a shit load of fun to watch? For those curious to see just how a square peg like Ke$ha fits into the Future Music Festival hole then check out our Six Degrees of Ke$ha-Separation below, and grab your tickets for the festival tour dates below now.