It’s well known that the U.S and U.K host a number of world renowned music festivals such as Coachella in California, and Brownstock Music Festival in Essex. But what about the music festival scene in our own backyard of Australia? Let’s examine three popular music festivals hosted in the Great Southern Land.
Big Day Out
This is an annual music festival held in five Australian cities: Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, usually in late January every year. Produced by Creative Festival Entertainment, it typically features seven or eight stages where mainstream international acts and local acts from genres such as contemporary rock music and electronic music perform.
Held in the Netherlands and Australia each year, Defqon was founded by festival organiser Q-dance in 2003. The festival predominantly features hardstyle music, and its sister genres including hardcore techno, jumpstyle and hard trance. A characteristic of this festival its its running time of twelve hours, from 11 a.m to 11 p.m concluded with a fireworks display. The festival has been gaining popularity, with the Sydney event attracting as many as 18, 000 concert-goers.
Debuting in 2006, this festival visits five Australian cities and largely features dance music. Future Music Festival is normally held in late February to early March and has been headlined by well-known acts including The Chemical Brothers, New Order and The Prodigy.
There is nothing better than going to a festival that presents a line up of great standout performers. We as Australians love all types of music, in saying that, we produce festivals that will cater to all types of music such as the Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass and the Future Music Festival. There are so many festivals around the world, we as Australians are not aware off. Here are the 15 epic festival locations you need to plan your next holiday around.
15. Echo Festival, Croatia
14. Golden Plains Festival, Australia
13. Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, France
12. Meadows In The Mountains Festival, Bulgaria
11. Rhythm and Vines, New Zealand
10. Mysteryland, Chile
9. Taico Club, Japan
8. Ultra Music Festival, Croatia
7. Coachella, USA
6. Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
5. Tomorrowland, Belgium
4. Exit Festival, Serbia
3. Hideout festival, Croatia
2. Sasquatch! Festival, USA
1. Burning Man, USA
While all of Australia has either been to Future Music Festival or has witnessed part of it through some form of communication, FMF Asia has deemed is necessary to do a festival Aftermovie! To any young party-goer, this mini-film is the ultimate way to either re-live your festival experience, or catch up on what you missed out on this summer.
Have a listen and a party to the official aftermovie below:
Inthemix.com.au was fortunate enough to catch Armin Van Buuren before his set at the Malaysian leg of Future Music Festival 2013.
The topic of Armin’s 18 month Hiatus from Australian shores came to the fore, where he reassured his southern followers that he is aiming on a return.
He also guaranteed that his break is going to be well-worth it for his loyal fanbase as he explained: “I wanted to work on new material. I have a lot of new tracks right now, and a new album coming up. I want to give something new and fresh. If you come every six months you’re bound to play a little of the same set and I don’t think that’s really the idea.”
We love your attitude Armin! Hopefully see you soon!
Warnings have been issued regarding a bad batch of LSD that has come to the fore during this years Future Music festival. It is believed to have the Gangnam Style stars face imprinted on it and has resulted in 5 teenagers being hospitalized over the weekend. This batch has now been coined the ‘PSY acid.’ Poor PSY!
Azealia Banks has reportedly gotten into a recent feud with various artists, promoters and roadies whilst on tour with Future Music Festival. While she may be providing some stellar performances to her fans across the country, the one thing she seems to be doing more than performing is causing trouble.
Not only has she unleashed twitter wars with BOTH Rita Ora and The Stone Roses, but she has accused their stage crew & the FMF promoters of ‘sabotaging’ her set. Oh Azealia, does the drama ever end?
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