The inaugural Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) this year was the first time JUICE felt like we were at a legitimate music festival in Malaysia, nay, Southeast Asia. Sure we had at least 2 prior festivals before it that were on an international level, but their lineup was nowhere near FMFA’s. Combining the best of the dance scene with mainstream genres; the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Cosmic Gate, Sneaky Sound System, and Pendulum collided with indie rock darls The Wombats, pop rap Tinie Tempah & Flo Rida, and obscurer acts like Hercules & Love Affair. The festival had a pitch perfect acumen for what current music fans, mainstream or otherwise, are into.
With that epic of a first attempt, the sequel could only be bigger and better (as proven by the likes of The Godfather Pt. 2 and The Dark Knight). And that’s exactly what Future Entertainment Australia and Livescape Asia are going to do with the 2013 iteration of FMFA. As we had reported earlier, the festival will span 2 days — one of which being Future Music Festival Asia 2013 presents ‘A State of Trance 600: The Expedition World Tour’ (ASOT600), Armin van Buuren’s celebration of A State of Trance radio show’s 600th episode. Malaysia is set to be 1 of only 6 places ASOT600 will be visiting, making it the first time the event graces Southeast Asia shores. But what of the 2nd day, the main FMFA event, you say?
As promised JUICE is here to break the news on the first wave of lineup to you first. On the main stage, FMFA 2013 features Roc Nation’s party thrower (and bullsh!t) Rita Ora, silent alarm-raising indie quartet Bloc Party, youth anthem-churners Fun., viral sensation and inducer of imaginary horse riding PSY, Melbourne’s own hipster fav The Temper Trap, genre eclectic Brit electronic act Rudimental, d’n’b pioneer DJ Fresh Live, Oz’s EDM brothers, making a comeback to FMFA, The Stafford Brothers, instrumentalist and also the busiest DJ in Australia Timmy Trumpet, and party-dubdisco hop creator Tenzin.
The second stage, fittingly called ‘The Prodigy Presents Warrior Dance Arena’, features the eponymous bitch smackin’ legends The Prodigy themselves alongside audiovisual DJ Feed Me (who’s bringing Teeth with him, you’ll know what it is come 16 March), New Yorker basshead Kill The Noise, Israeli master of his self-described genre, gorestep, Borgore, and finally, Canadian concoctionists of electro house, hip hop, and glitch melded with bass music, Zeds Dead.
The lineup for FMFA’s third and fourth stages will be announced on a later date while Armin van Buuren himself will announce ASOT600’s lineup on 6 December 2012. There’s a term everyone’s familiar with you should trust though; save the best for last.
Fans are offered a choice of either buying single day passes or 2-day weekend passes (encompassing both ASOT600 and FMFA). Find ticketing details below.
Future Music Festival Asia 2013 pres. ‘A State of Trance 600: The Expedition World Tour’ & Future Music Festival Asia 2013
Date 15 March ’13 (ASOT600) & 16 March ’13 (FMFA)
To Be Announced
DJ Fresh Live
Prodigy Presents Warrior Dance Arena
Kill The Noise
Weekend Pass (2-day Access: 15 & 16 March)
*Entry into FMFA 2013 presents ASOT 600: The Expedition World Tour and FMFA 2013
Early Bird RM178
At the Door RM288
Single-Day Pass (1-day Access: 15 March)
*Entry into FMFA 2013 presents ASOT 600: The Expedition World Tour
Early Bird RM138
At the Door RM188
Single-Day Pass (1-day Access: 16 March)
*Entry into FMFA 2013
Early Bird RM138
At the Door RM188
VIP (2-day Access: 15 & 16 March)
*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
At the Door RM388
Tickets will be on sale from 16 November 2012 onward at www.futuremusicfestival.asia and www.facebook.com/futuremusicasia. Tickets are also available for walk-in purchase at all Rock Corner and Victoria Music outlets. Future Music Festival Asia 2013 is opened to guests aged 18-years and older only. ID verification will be carried out at the door.
Need up to date information on the festival? Check out futuremusicfestival.asia or their Facebook page here. Missed out on 2012’s Future Music Festival Asia? Click here for a highlight reel to tease you to what is to come this coming March.
See also www.astateoftrance.com for more on ASOT600.