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Future Music Festival 2015

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Future Music Festival 2015

It’s the biggest touring festival of the Aussie summer calendar – an annual, cross-country tour de force of trippy good times, massive parties and THE hottest names in music, from international superstars to cutting-edge newcomers. The countdown has officially begun – Future Summer 2015 is here! Get ready Sydney: next year, we’re kicking off the party with you. Future Summer 2015’s very first stop on our national trek will take place at Royal Randwick on Saturday 28 February.

Future got its start in our harbour city home way back in 2006, and over the last eight years Sydney’s grown into the biggest, most mind-blowing party of them all – with over 55,000 of you joining us in 2014. From Sydney, we’ll head west to Perth, before bringing it all back home a week later in BrisbaneMelbourne and Adelaide.

Wanna know who’s coming?

*First Round Artists

DrakeAviciiThe ProdigyAfrojack, Martin Garrix, Nero, Example, Die Antwoord,  Sigma2, Chainz, Kiesza, Tchami, Blasterjaxx, Robin Schulz, Klingande, Gorgon City, Carnage, Bassjackers, Yellow, Claw, Throttle, Cocoon presents Sven VäthArt, Department, Apollonia:Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom & many more to be announced.


Future Music ‘15 is absolutely thrilled to present the very first tour to our shores by the one and only Drake! The 27-year-old’s raw, emotive sound and soulful versatility has conquered the globe via a slew of albums, including 2010 debut Thank Me Later and 2013’s Nothing Was the Same. Drake holds the record for the most #1 hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, thanks to tracks like ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ and latest single ‘Too Much’ feat. Sampha. 32m Facebook followers, 683m YouTube views. His admirers include names such as Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Rhianna and many, many more. Drake fans, this is absolutely not to be missed!


The most in-demand DJ on the planet! Avicii’s brand new single ‘The Days’ is out now - and EDM’s hottest export will perform his hugely anticipated second album Stories at Future! He’s a global phenomenon: ‘Seek Romance’, the Grammy-nominated ‘Sunshine’, ‘LE7ELS’, ‘Hey Brother’, ‘Wake Me Up’ – the latter #1 in over 70 countries with over six million copies sold, including eight times Platinum here in Oz. Avicii’s debut album True has sold over five million copies sold, while his solo tour last January set records for the largest attendances ever seen in Australia for a standalone DJ. Welcome back Avicii!

The Prodigy 

Hold on tight – this is gonna be brutal! Simply put, The Prodigy changed the course of music and are utter legends. Currently in the studio cooking up a brand new album for 2015, Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim are ready to bring back the mayhem. 1994’s iconic Music for the Jilted Generation was a true groundbreaker, while 1997’s The Fat of the Land was hailed a revelation. Their achievements know no bounds: ‘Firestarter’, ‘Breathe’, ‘Smack My Bitch Up’…. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome The Prodigy back to Australia for Future 2015!


Two-time Grammy winner Afrojackwon us over in 2011 with ‘Take Over Control’, Nick van der Wall quickly morphing into one of EDM’s hottest names. In May ‘14 he dropped debut album Forget The World – #2 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Afrojack’s collaborated with Pitbull, Beyoncé and David Guetta (including the worldwide smash ‘Titanium’). 


Rounding out our epic set of London natives is NERO: Daniel Stephens, Joe Ray and vocalist Alana Watson. The thumping dubrock heavyweights have sold over 14,000 copies of ‘Satisfy’ in Australia so far (listen here). In 2013 NERO took out a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for their remix of ‘Promises’ with Skrillex.

Die Antwoord 

Prepare thyselves, futuristic rap rave crew/Cape Town locals Die Antwoordwill be unleashed! Die Antwoordstruck internet gold with ‘Enter The Ninja’, cracking the British Top 40 in 2010 with world domination clear in their sights. Singles like ‘Fok Julle Naaiers’ and ‘Cookie Thumper!’ cemented it: these guys are AWESOME. Do not miss Die Antwoord!

2 Chainz

Carrying out a world-conquering campaign over the last two years, 2 Chainz will bring his hits to Future 2015! Emerging from the competitive Atlanta scene, 2 Chainz landed a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, while his tracks with ASAP Rocky, Drake & Kendrick Lamar ‘Fuckin’ Problems’ also scored a nom for ‘Best Rap Song’. 2 Chainz is headed our way at last!


With his hyper-catchy house spreading like hot lava, the sensual synths and dangerous basslines of the mysterious collar-clad Parisian Tchami will floor you – just as they did for Skrillex, who’s taken Tchami on tour in the USA this month. The Frenchman’s take on Janet Jackson’s ‘Go Deep’ (listen here) was an overnight sensation, as was the killer remix of AlunaGeorge’s ‘You Know You Like It’ (here). Then there was ‘Promesses’ (with Kaleem Taylor).  Robin Schulz The rise and rise of Robin Schulzcontinues with his first ever Australian tour! The German DJ/producer has completely dominated European and US charts, breathing new life into Wood & The Prick’s ‘Prayer In C’ and breaking records on global iTunes, Shazaam and Spotify charts. Second single ‘Waves’ feat. Mr Probz has become THE unofficial soundtrack to summer.  ‘Sun Goes Down’ feat. Jasmine Thompson is another sun-drenched hit. 

Gorgon City

Crowds are flocking to Gorgon City’sheavy hip-swinging rhythms and butt-shaking bass – get ready for a “classy mesh of old-school house sounds and crisp, modern production,” says Music Feeds. Festival slots at Glastonbury, Coachella, The Great Escape, Reading, Leeds and more. With hit single ‘Ready For Your Love’ scoring over 30 million streams (here), Sirens is their brand new highly anticipated album. 


Heading back to Future is party startersBassjackers – Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst. The pair’s remix for Dada Life (‘White Noise/Red M eat’, listen here) smashed into the charts with a #1 spot on, and then Tiësto picked up 2011’s ‘Mush Mush’, dominating blogs worldwide and checked by David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. They’ve got a brand new track for you: the bangin’ ‘Savior’, released last week.  


Melbourne’s own EDM prodigy producer is set to bring his fresh brand of dirty disco to Future Summer ‘15!Throttle has risen as one to watch after a smash hit remix of Avicii’s ‘You Make Me’ – and he performed with the EDM giant as support on his 2014 TRUE headline tour. His effortless skills behind the decks command attention, with a following that includes almost 70, 000 Facebook fans as well as counting Hardwell and M4SONIC amongst his fans.

Art Department

This Canadian power-house duo is made up of techno/house connoisseur Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White, label owner of No.19. 2010’s ‘Without You’ (listen here) set the electronic dance music world abuzz,. Endorsed by the likes of Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Soul Clap, their second full length album The Drawing Board was a game-changer, rated 7.3 by Pitchfork. Straight out of Toronto, ArtDepartment will rock your socks off… welcome them to Future Music ‘15!
Martin GarrixAfter smashing it at FMF 2014 we’re thrilled at the return of the youngest person to ever reach #1 on Beatport:Martin Garrix! Martin’s ascent in the past 12 months has been meteoric. ‘Animals’ was #1 in Belgium, the UK, and  Top 10 in another 10 countries. Here, it went Platinum, topping the Club ARIA chart – 70,000+ copies. His latest is a teaming with MOTi called ‘Virus (How About Now)’. 


Elliot Gleave is an honorary Aussie these days. Rightly so – five albums up his sleeve, including 2014’s Live Life Living (#1 in the UK Dance Charts and #17 in the ARIA Album chart). He exploded in 2010 with Won’t Go Quietly. 2011’s Playing In The Shadows was a Platinum smash, led by ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ – #14 on the ARIA charts. In 2014,Example nailed it again with ‘One More Day (Stay With Me)’. Welcome back!


This British drum’n’bass duo absolutely nailed it when they morphed Kanye’s ‘Bound 2’ into the biggest track of the summer! ‘Nobody To Love’ (here) was a #1 smash, Sigma’s first Top 40 song and a chart-topper from Poland to New Zealand. They’ve remixed Ellie Goulding, Kiesza, Eric Prydz and Groove Armada, and in September dropped another #1 hit: ‘Changing’, featuring vox from Paloma Faith (listenhere). 


She scored one of the hottest debut singles of 2014 with the vocal house hit ‘Hideaway’, thanks to a killer choreographed clip viewed over 95 million times! Now Kiesza’s headed to Australia for the very first time. ‘Hideaway’ rocketed to the #1 spot on the UK charts, and she’s just dropped her debut LP, Sound of a Woman. Buzzfeed reckons ‘Hideaway’ is their “song of the summer”, and with #1 spots on iTunes charts in 14 countries – we totally agree.


With fans in some of the biggest DJs on earth – David Guetta, Hardwell, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero and more – Netherlands producer/DJ Dutch duo BlasterJaxx (Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf) create a perfect fusion of electro-house, progressive and big room beats. In September 2013 BlasterJaxx released ‘Fifteen’, a collaboration with Hardwell, the track immediately hitting #1 on Beatport! Get the lowdown on their upcoming album here!


Soulful sax and hypnotic beats – it’s the hottest French producer of 2014! With 63+ million YouTube views, 10 million+ plays on Soundcloud, two #1s on Hype Machine, plus a #1 single in an amazing 30 countries... you could say 24-year-old Cédric Steinmyller has arrived. His debut single ‘Jubel’ is THE sound of summer, hitting Platinum sales and #2 on the iTunes single chart. To top it all off, he’s also got the most Shazamed track of the European summer! 


Whether partying at Tomorrowland with Martin Garrix, dropping hot new singles off his upcoming new album or inviting wrestling icon Hulk Hogan to join him up on stage, one thing is certain – DJCarnage knows how to party! Tunes like ‘Bricks’ (featuring Migos) are an instant club classic, while the man’s teamed up with Erick Morillo and Harry Romero for ‘Let The Freak Out’. Australia, you have been warned! Yellow ClawHot off the back of ace single ‘Techno Ft. Waka Flocka Flame’ starring Diplo and LNY TNZ, Yellow Claw teamed up three years ago. DJs Blizzey, Aasgier and Nizzle are kings of Amsterdam’s twerk and trap sound, 2013’s ‘Shotgun’ having 30+ million views on YouTube. Mixtape #7 has seen over 950,000 plays… and there’s a debut album coming soon. 

Cocoon: Sven Väth

Arguably the world’s leading techno DJ:Sven Väth is the stuff of legend! The Frankfurt born DJ/producer first travelled to Ibiza back in 1980. More than 30 years later, in 2014 he took Cocoon back to the party island for a massive 18 weeks of superclub nights. With over 30 years behind the decks Väth has always led the way, creating his very own artist booking, event agency, and record label, Cocoon Recordings.