Published: Friday January 13, 2012 MYT 7:49:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 20, 2012 MYT 4:21:38 PM
Australia's Future Music Festival expands with a date in KL
By DARYL GOH
POPULAR British electronica duo The Chemical Brothers have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for the first edition of the Future Music Festival in Kuala Lumpur on March 17.
The venue will be announced soon, but industry sources point towards the Sepang International Circuit grounds (paddock) as a likely choice.
Future Music Festival, which is an Australian-based electronica/dance event, has picked Kuala Lumpur as the destination for its first foray into Asia.
The festival, which made its debut in Sydney in 2006, is now set to expand its reach and give music fans in the region the chance to experience the quality of entertainment and massive line-ups associated with Future Music Festival.
The Kuala Lumpur stop for the festival, organised locally by Livescape, will mirror the quality and feel of the Australian shows.
“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 artistes and best possible event experience seems to have been recognised 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 artistes 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,” said Brett Robinson, Future Entertainment’s tour director.
Apart from The Chemical Brothers, featuring Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, the KL edition also features German deejay/production duo Cosmic Gate (aka DJ Bossi and Nic Chagall).
Regional favourites Goldfish & Blink, Pet Conspiracy and Electrico are also the early additions to the line-up.
More artistes from the Future Music Festival line-up, which will be touring five Australian cities this March, will be announced for its Kuala Lumpur leg in the coming weeks.