The Future Music Festival 2012 line-up has landed!
After months of impatient waiting, it’s finally time to lift the curtain on the 2012 Future Music Festival line-up. The festival set the bar high with last summer’s edition led by The Chemical Brothers and Pendulum, but this time round there’s even more to take in. After some blockbuster headliners? Check. Looking for those elusive acts we’ve been hoping to see for a couple of years now? Yep, they’re here too. And how about the Swedish House Mafia – the all-conquering trio who can sell out New York’s Madison Square Garden in the blink of the eye – at the top of the list? That’s a lock as well.
It’s certainly momentous news that Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell will be lighting up the mainstage around the country, in unison for the first time ever. It’s the tour we didn’t think would happen, and here it is – surrounded by a whole lot more festival star power.
Seasoned crowd-puller Fatboy Slim also leads the charge, while fans will surely be rejoicing that Paul van Dyk has booked his return visit to fly the trance flag alongside Gareth Emery. Live acts are once again at the fore, including UK crossover heroes Chase & Status, The Rapture, Hercules & Love Affair and Die Antwoord. Oh, and in case you hadn’t noticed yet, Future has finally coaxed Aphex Twin back here to melt some minds.
What else? There’s 2011’s fastest-rising star Skrillex in full effect, Sven Vath back at the helm of The Likes Of You tent (naturally!) and those disco authorities James Murphy and Pat Mahoney rolling with distinguished friends like Azari & III and The Juan Maclean.
It’s certainly a big one – so check out the list below! This is just the first round of names, so there’s plenty more to come.
The 2012 Future Music Festival first line-up announcement looks like this:
Swedish House Mafia
Paul van Dyk
Chase & Status – Live
Aphex Twin – Live
The Naked And Famous
James Murphy & Pat Mahony (LCD Soundsystem/ DFA)
Hercules & Love Affair
Azari & III
The Juan Maclean
Benoit & Sergio
Horse Meat Disco
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