Giants of electronic dance come to Singapore for Asia’s largest music festival


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  • Friday, 23 Jan 2015

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ELECTRONIC dance music giants Avicii, The Prodigy, Afrojack, Fatboy Slim and Knife Party tops the bill alongside a host of other big names for the upcoming Future Music Festival Asia 2015 in March.

After announcing the move to Singapore after three years in the Klang Valley, the organisers of Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA), The Livescape Group and Future Music Australia recently announced its first wave line-up and the official venue for the festival.

It will take over the 140,000sq m Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from Mar 13 to 14 with an estimated 50,000 fans expected to converge over the two days.

Slated to be South-East Asia’s largest music festival ever, the organisers take cue from the success FMFA obtained over the past three years and promises more punch and a cosmic show that will seal FMFA’s position as the region’s premiere music festival.

According to them, the festival has plans to stay in Singapore for the long term and has set itself a target to become Asia’s largest music festival within the next three years while targeting a 20% year-on-year growth in its number of foreign attendees.

In the past three years that FMFA had been held in Kuala Lumpur, the festival has played a significant role in driving music tourists into the country, attracting over 30,000 foreign fans from across 85 countries and generating over RM120mil in tourist dollars. Singaporeans, Indonesians, Thais, Australians and Europeans formed a majority of the festival’s tourists with the brand also having a significant following from other parts of the world.

Brett Robinson, the Director of Future Music Australia said in a statement, “I believe we have got a phenomenal line-up and I don’t think South-East Asia, let alone Singapore, has ever witnessed a gathering of musical talents in a single event of this proportion and scale.

“It has been our vision to bring to music punters in this region a massive music experience that resonates long after the festival is over.

“This is our first step in making that vision a reality by presenting our biggest line-up to-date,” he added.

“If you look at our last three years, we have always spared no expense in ensuring top notch entertainment value for the fans.

“We understand how important it is to ensure that they get more than what they pay for,” said The Livescape Group group chief executive officer Iqbal Ameer.

“Fans can expect even more big Pop, Hip Hop and EDM names when we announce our full line-up in January.

“So in true Livescape fashion, expect some pleasant surprises.

“We’re expecting to unveil a total of over 50 international and regional acts on our bill,” he added.

The Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC) sits on a sprawling 30ha site along Singapore’s eastern coastline complete with sea views.

With a combined indoor and outdoor area equivalent to 14 football fields, CEC is a well-equipped venue ideal for a music festival the size of FMFA.

Unlike other festivals in the region, FMFA also maintains its position as a cross-genre music festival with its past editions having featured not just Electronic Dance Music (EDM) acts but also some of the biggest names in Pop, Hip Hop, Indie and Rock.

Phase One’s international line up includes Afrojack, Art Department, Avicii, Bassjackers, Blasterjaxx, Carnage, Example, Fatboy Slim, Gorgon City, Knife Party, Nero, Robin Schulz, Sigma, Tchami and The Prodigy.

Malaysians Bud Culture, Dangerdisko, H3, Mr Nasty & Guruguru and Terence C joins the line up along with Singaporeans Andrew T, Bottlesmoker, DJ Rah, Nez and YA5th, and Bottlesmoker from Indonesia.

For more information or to get updates on the festival, log on to: www.futuremusicfestival.asia or www.facebook.com/futuremusicasia.

Follow FMFA also on Instagram and Twitter @FMFAsia

Tickets to FMFA 2015 are available for purchase via www.futuremusicfestival.asia.

A single day pass is priced at SGD148 (RM400), a two-day pass costs SGD208 (RM563) and SGD388 (RM1,050) will get you a VIP ticket.

Tickets are also available for walk-in purchase at all Sistic outlets in Singapore.

Future Music Festival Asia 2015 is opened to guests aged 18 years and older only.

ID verifications will be carried out at the door.

Ticket prices listed above also exclude the ticket agent’s booking and credit card processing fees.

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