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."