The organizers of Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA), Future Entertainment Australia and Livescape Asia Sdn. Bhd., which is set to take the region by storm from March 15 - 16 this year at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) announced India’s largest electronic dance and music promoter and Nikhil Chinapa’s Submerge as their Indian event partners. The festival this year is also one of the most diverse to date with a mash of musical genres that would cater to all types of music fans.
Dubbed as the largest music festival to ever grace Southeast Asian shores, the award-winning festival is also set to become one of the most expensive music events to be held in the country, with a production cost of almost RM10 million which promises to deliver the most exciting and complete musical offering across various genres.
Organized by Future Entertainment Australia and Livescape Asia Sdn. Bhd., FMFA 2013 marks the second time the massive Australian music festival will be held in Malaysia. It is supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) as parts of an initiative to kick start the promotional campaign of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 with a bang. The festival is a huge tourism magnet drawing over 7,000 fans in 2012 from neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and countries from as far as Australia, India and even Europe. For this year, it is expected to draw an influx of over 10,000 tourists.
The epic festival will for the first time, see the introduction of legendary hip hop acts which will feature the likes of Naughty by Nature, who will be presenting the 20th Anniversary of HipHop Hooray, and De La Soul. The other international act confirmed is English electronic band, Ladytron (DJ set). The other international acts confirmed for the festival include, world-renowned Dutch DJ Sidney Samson, Grammy Award nominee and trance superstar producer, Andy Moor, and the pride of Asia, Angger Dimmas who has been picked up by the likes of Tiesto and Steve Aoki.
With the organizers also keen to add an Asian element into the award-winning music festival, a host of regional and local acts have also been handpicked to showcase their talents on Day 2 of the Future Music Festival Asia which will be held on March 16.
Among those include, Idiotape (South Korea), Shut Da Mouth (South Korea), Sixteen (Indonesia) who is also one of Indonesia’s most promising new talent, DJ Stas (Singapore) and DJ Bento (Japan). Also announced were the local heroes which include some of the country’s top music talents including Malaysia’s top DJ duo, Goldfish & Blink, the country’s king of HipHop, Joe Flizzow, alternative rock band, Kyoto Protocol, iconic electro duo, LapSap, purveyors of indie music, They Will Kill Us All, and a host of other up and coming acts such as Brains & The Eye (B.A.T.E), H3 featuring Arabyrd, Dangerdisko, Eva T, Deer Society, Darren Ashley, Bud Culture, OMP DJs, Mr. Fluff, Twilight Action Girl, Mister Ariffin, FONO, DJ Fuzz, Jakeman & Skeletor, Nadira, Johan Nasir, Mr. Nasty and GuruGuru.
Nikhil Chinapa, Founder, Submerge states, “ Future Music Festival is more than a festival -- it's an experience. At Submerge we're very proud to be the exclusive Indian event partners for the second year in a row. Pearl, Jalebee Cartel and I played at FMFA last year and we were made to feel right at home. Everything about the festival was wonderful -- the people, the production, the atmosphere. Music connects people and it's great to see the Malaysian government supporting an event that brings together fans and artists from South-east Asia and the world together. It's an event all Malaysians can be proud of.”
“As the Future Music Festival Asia name suggests, both Future Entertainment Australia and we at Livescape really wanted to ensure that the Asian element is brought into equation and for the regional and local talents to have the opportunity to showcase their music on an international platform. We have some extremely talented musicians here and we think that they really deserve to be heard and hopefully, FMFA will allow them to do just that”, says Adam Mathews, Director, Livescape Asia Sdn. Bhd.
These Day 2 line-up adds to an already star-studded list announced back in November which includes the likes of The Prodigy, PSY, Rita Ora, Fun., The Temper Trap, Bloc Party, DJ Fresh and many more, in addition to Armin Van Buuren’s the legendary ‘A State of Trance: 600 The Expedition World Tour’ which will be held on Day 1 of the Future Music Festival Asia 2013 weekend on March 15.
The event on Day 1 will be dedicated solely to celebrate Armin Van Buuren’s legendary 600th ‘A State of Trance: 600’ (ASOT600) show. This event will also see a host acts handpicked by Armin himself such as, Aly & Fila, Ben Gold, Cosmic Gate, Super8 & Tab and W&W share the stage with Armin Van Buuren, the world’s number one DJ. Held for the first time in Malaysia and Asia, Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT600 is only one of 12 events that have been announced to take place globally this year. Malaysia has been confirmed as its sole Southeast Asia destination. Significantly, ASOT600 in Kuala Lumpur which is one of the most popular radio mix shows on the planet is set to attract an estimated 20 million people across 26 countries worldwide tuning in live to the historic event in Sepang on March 15 next year.
The epic Future Music Festival Asia which thrilled crowds of over 25,000 in March 2012 has been dubbed as the largest music festival to ever hit Southeast Asian shores. Malaysia is the only country to ever host Future Music Festival outside of Australia. Future Music Festival Asia 2013 is also the official opening event for the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix week. It is organized by Future Entertainment Australia and Livescape Asia Sdn. Bhd. and is fully supported by the Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and sponsored by Xpax (Official Telecommunications Partner and Presenter of ASOT600 KL), AirAsia (Official Airline and Co-Presenter of FMFA 2013), AirAsiaGo (Official Online Travel Partner), Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa (Official Hotel), MTV (Official Music Channel), E! Entertainment Television (Official Entertainment Channel) and is served by Asahi ‘Super Dry’, the number one beer in Japan.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome these partners on board in what we believe is a fantastic platform to market to the youths. Like Future Music Festival Asia, the brands involved share with us a common passion – the youth and music. And we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership that I’m sure will benefit their brand as much as it will benefit the festival”, says Adam Mathews, Director, Livescape Asia Sdn. Bhd.
Last year, the event attracted over 7,000 tourists with fans from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, India and Europe arriving in droves for the festival. Organizers are expecting an influx of over 10,000 fans from abroad for this year’s two-day festival which has sold over 16,000 tickets so far.
For the festival this year, fans will be offered choices to purchase either single-day passes or a two-day weekend pass which will grant them access into both days of ASOT 600 & FMFA 2013. With the early-bird tickets already sold out, fans are urged to purchase the remaining tickets which are sold at pre-sale value (priced between RM158 – RM238) as early as possible to avoid being disappointed. Pre-Sale tickets will be available for purchase till 14 March 2013 or while stocks last.
Brett Robinson, Director, Future Entertainment Australia says, “We’re very proud of our line-up for this year. I believe we have got a group of phenomenal acts in place and I don’t think Malaysia let alone Southeast Asia has ever witnessed a gathering of musical talents in a single event of this proportion and scale. So to the fans, I urge you to please get your tickets early. We’re expecting a sold-out show and we really don’t want to have to disappoint you because I promise you, Future Music Festival Asia 2013 will be the party of the year in the region”.
Ticketing details and artist line-ups for the Future Music Festival Asia 2013 & Armin Van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance 600: The Expedition World Tour’ on the 15 & 16 of March 2013 are as below:
|Ticket Types and Details:
(For sale up till
14 March 2012)
|At The Door|
|Weekend Pass (Two-day Access: March 15 & 16)
Entry into FMFA 2013 presents ASOT 600: The Expedition World Tour and FMFA 2013
|Single-Day Pass (One-day Access: March 15 ONLY)
Entry into FMFA 2013 presents ASOT 600: The Expedition World Tour ONLY
|Single-Day Pass (One-day Access: March 16 ONLY)
Entry into FMFA 2013 ONLY
|VIP (Two-day Access: March 15 & 16)
Entry into FMFA 2013 presents ASOT 600: The Expedition World Tour and FMFA 2013
Priority VIP entry lane
Access into VIP marquees complete with private bars, couches, powder room, video feed of all stages and viewing decks
Dedicated VIP toilets
Access to designated VIP car parks
Complimentary drinks tickets, food discount vouchers and goody bags
* Tickets are on sale at www.futuremusicfestival.asia. Tickets for walk-in purchases are also for sale at all Rock Corner, Victoria Music, TicketPro and AirAsia Red Tix Outlets. Entry to Future Music Festival Asia 2013 is strictly open to guests aged 18-years and older only. ID verifications will be carried out at the door.
**Festival rules apply. Future Music Festival Asia implements a strict no re-entry rule for security reasons. The organizers also reserve the right to deny entry to any guest deemed to be in violation of festival rules.
Future Music Festival Asia 2013 Weekend Full Lineup:
Day 1 (Friday, 15 March 2013) – Future Music Festival Asia 2013 presents ‘A State of Trance 600: The Expedition World Tour’:
- Armin Van Buuren
- Aly & Fila
- Ben Gold
- Cosmic Gate
- Super8 & Tab
Day 2 (Saturday, 16 March 2013) – Future Music Festival Asia 2013
- The Prodigy
- Rita Ora
- Bloc Party
- Temper Trap
- DJ Fresh (Live)
- Stafford Brothers
- Timmy Trumpet
- Feed Me
- Kill The Noise
- Zeds Dead
- Naughty by Nature
- De La Soul
- Sidney Samson
- Angger Dimas
- Ladytron (DJ set)
- Andy Moor
- Idiotape (South Korea)
- Shut Da Mouth (South Korea)
- Sixteen (Indonesia)
- DJ Stas (Singapore)
- DJ Bento (Japan)
- Goldfish & Blink
- Joe Flizzow
- Kyoto Protocol
- They Will Kill Us All
- Brains & The Eye (B.A.T.E)
- H3 featuring Arabyrd
- Eva T
- OMP DJs
- Deer Society
- Darren Ashley
- Bud Culture
- Mr. Fluff
- Twilight Action Girl
- Mister Ariffin
- DJ Fuzz
- Mr. Nasty
- Johan Nasir
- Jakeman & Skeletor