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FUTURE SUMMER ’15
Avicii | Drake | The Prodigy
Knife Party | Afrojack | Martin Garrix | Hilltop Hoods
Nero | Example | Die Antwoord Sigma | 2 Chainz
Kiesza | Tchami | Blasterjaxx| Timmy Trumpet
Carnage | Robin Schulz | Gorgon City
Klingande | Bassjackers | Yellow Claw | Throttle
Special guest Darude
Cocoon presents Sven Väth
Seth Troxler | Green Velvet | Art Department Apollonia: Shonky | Dan Ghenacia | Dyed Soundorom
Get ready: the summer’s biggest national touring festival is back and bringing you the sound of the future. The first round line-up for Future Summer ‘15 is here!
Explosive live performances, rumbling drum’n’bass deities, unmissable hip-hop kings and more – it’s one outta control line-up! Arrive at the gates ready to go for a full day’s journey, epic bass drops under the sun right through to blowing the roof off with huge, climatic headliners. It’s on: Future will be the best experience of your summer!
In planning 2015 we put the festival’s vision under the microscope. We’ve sharpened our line-up, focusing each individual stage on the hottest, most diverse genres around to deliver a truly mind-blowing ride. Find a hotter festival line-up we dare you! We’re talking the very hottest names in music, coming on the eve of brand new albums and who have dominated the biggest festivals in the world. Leave your expectations at the door – Future 2015 will be one fresh, new, exciting adventure you don’t wanna miss.
Last name Ever, first name Greatest. Future is absolutely thrilled to welcome, for the first time on Australian shores, the incomparable Canadian rap / R&B icon Drake! The man behind modern classics like ‘Started From the Bottom’, ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ and ‘Take Care’ is a true cultural phenomenon. Drake is “hip-hop’s current centre of gravity” (The NY Times) and with over five million albums sold worldwide, the record for the most #1 hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Chart and an endless list of critical accolades, it’s unarguable. Drake is a once-in-a-generation artist – make sure you’ve got your whole team f*&%ing there.
Make some noise for the most in-demand DJ on the planet – Avicii! Hot off the heels of a stellar year including his Jan 2014 solo shows down under – where he set the record for the biggest stand-alone gigs ever seen by a DJ in Australia – and the residency of the summer at Usahiua in Ibiza, the ludicrously talented producer will rule Future ‘15. He’s headlined every major festival in the globe over the last 18 months – PLUS he’ll debut brand new cuts from his hugely anticipated second album, Stories, a well as dropping hit after massive hit.
Hold on tight! Proven heavy hitters and Future veterans The Prodigy make their epic return, the ‘Firestarter’ giants one of the most intense live shows you’ll ever witness. ‘Smack My Bitch Up’, ‘Breathe’... trust us: you don’t want to miss this. Liam, Maxim and Keith will slay you with all their huge hit singles and you’ll also get to hear their brand new 2015 album live for very first time.
On the live front, with a reputation for stomach-churning bass drops London natives NERO will floor you with a huge show playing hits like ‘Satisfy’ and tracks from the upcoming follow-up to 2011’s massive Welcome Reality. Prepare thyselves: futuristic rap rave crew/Cape Town locals Die Antwoord will be unleashed! You have never seen a force quite like this. Also set to rock your socks with their full set-up is Londoners Gorgon City, the lads’ polished, powerful and party-minded sound a total winner on brand new offering Sirens. Carrying out a world-conquering campaign over the last two years and hailed by ASAP Rocky, Drake & Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz is finally on his way! Honorary Aussie Example will be in attendance, smashing out tracks like ‘Change The Way You Kiss Me’ and numbers from his brand new LP, Live Life Living.
Bringing the Dutch DJ contingent is the return of ‘Animals’ hitmaker and MTV star Martin Garrix, the 18-year-old sensation’s whirlwind year seeing him voted #4 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 just last week. Fellow Beatport #1 buddy Afrojack (#12) will unleash his debut Forget The World on Future, #2 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart, thanks very much. From the Netherlands there’s mad scientists Yellow Claw (DJs Blizzey, Aasgier and Nizzle), who’ll prove just why they’re kings of Amsterdam’s twerk and trap scene, production duo Blasterjaxx will bring the house down, while party starters the Bassjackers make their welcome return.
From sexy house hits to big radio favourites – we’ve got it all. Think ‘The Days’, ‘Changing’, ‘Jubel’, ‘Hideaway’, ‘Waves’, ‘Satisfy’, ‘Prayer In C’... British drum’n’bass breakout duo Sigma will absolutely conquer Future with their epic ‘Changing’. With 63+ million YouTube views and two #1s on Hype Machine, Klingande’s sexy, soulful ‘Jubel’ is THE sound of summer. For an injection of crazy partying head to German producer Robin Schulz and his sun-drenched winner, ‘Waves’. There’s the woman whose debut single ‘Hideaway’ has been viewed a massive 117 million times and counting – Kiesza!
If the underground is we’re you’re at, all hail the return of the world’s leading techno DJ and the founder of game-changing Cocoon: Sven Väth. There’s mysterious collar-clad Parisian Tchami, Canadian power-house duo Art Department, leaders of the French underground Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, and Dyed Soundorom – aka Apollonia... and whole lot more.
In 2015, we’ve also commissioned the creation of world-class staging specific for DJs and live acts, individual set-ups from one of the world’s leading production designers – James Klein, who’s behind massive bespoke productions for Miami’s Ultra Music Main Stage. State-of-the-art sound, spine-tingling light rigs that’ll explode with pyrotechnic climaxes, new audio technologies to hit you in the stomach at every corner of our venues. Be prepared to be blown away by a huge array of killer live shows on our custom-built new stages!
On ground, expect to see tepees, arty hideouts and quirky spaces. Additional toilets, scrumptious food, and lotsa bars. Want to recharge in a sanctuary? We listened to
your feedback – our new premium Sunset Club and First Class Lounge experiences are the bomb. Think express entry, premium drink selections with cocktails and waiters, free Wi-Fi access, phone charging stations, gourmet food, and the Future Survival Station, for those things you forget but always need.
FUTURE SUMMER ’15
*FIRST ROUND ARTISTS
Drake | Avicii | The Prodigy
Afrojack | Martin Garrix
Nero | Example | Die Antwoord
Sigma | 2Chainz | Kiesza | Tchami
Blasterjaxx | Robin Schulz | Klingande
Gorgon City | Carnage | Bassjackers
Yellow Claw | Throttle
Cocoon presents Sven Väth
Art Department | Apollonia : Shonky
Dan Ghenacia | Dyed Soundorom
+ many more to be announced
Tickets on sale noon, Thu 30 Oct
Future Music ‘15 is absolutely thrilled to present the very first tour to our shores by the one and only Drake! The 27-year-old’s raw, emotive sound and soulful versatility has conquered the globe via a slew of albums, including 2010 debut Thank Me Later and 2013’s Nothing Was the Same. Drake holds the record for the most #1 hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, thanks to tracks like ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ and latest single ‘Too Much’ feat. Sampha. 32m Facebook followers, 683m YouTube views. His admirers include names such as Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and many, many more. Drake fans, this is absolutely not to be missed!
The most in-demand DJ on the planet! Avicii’s brand new single ‘The Days’ is out now – and EDM’s hottest export will perform his hugely anticipated second album Stories at Future! He’s a global phenomenon: ‘Seek Romance’, the Grammy-nominated ‘Sunshine’, ‘LE7ELS’, ‘Hey Brother’, ‘Wake Me Up’ – the latter #1 in over 70 countries with over six million copies sold, including eight times Platinum here in Oz. Avicii’s debut album True has sold over five million copies sold, while his solo tour last January set records for the largest attendances ever seen in Australia for a standalone DJ. Welcome back Avicii!
Hold on tight – this is gonna be brutal! Simply put, The Prodigy changed the course of music and are utter legends. Currently in the studio cooking up a brand new album for 2015, Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim are ready to bring back the mayhem. 1994’s iconic Music for the Jilted Generation was a true groundbreaker, while 1997’s The Fat of the Land was hailed a revelation. Their achievements know no bounds: ‘Firestarter’, ‘Breathe’, ‘Smack My Bitch Up’…. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome The Prodigy back to Australia for Future 2015!
Two-time Grammy winner Afrojack won us over in 2011 with ‘Take Over Control’, Nick van der Wall quickly morphing into one of EDM’s hottest names. In May ‘14 he dropped debut album Forget The World – #2 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Afrojack’s collaborated with Pitbull, Beyoncé and David Guetta (including the worldwide smash ‘Titanium’). Future will exploded with cuts like ‘Can’t Stop Me’, ‘The Spark’, or ‘Rock The House’!
After smashing it at FMF 2014 we’re thrilled at the return of the youngest person to ever reach #1 on Beatport: Martin Garrix! Martin’s ascent in the past 12 months has been meteoric. ‘Animals’ was #1 in Belgium, the UK, and Top 10 in another 10 countries. Here, it went Platinum, topping the Club ARIA chart – 70,000+ copies. His latest is a teaming with MOTi called ‘Virus (How About Now)’.
Rounding out our epic set of London natives is NERO: Daniel Stephens, Joe Ray and vocalist Alana Watson. The thumping dubrock heavyweights have sold over 14,000 copies of ‘Satisfy’ in Australia so far. In 2013 NERO took out a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for their remix of ‘Promises’ with Skrillex. Renowned for sets jam-packed with adrenaline, don’t miss NERO tearing up the stage at Future 2015!
Elliot Gleave is an honorary Aussie these days. Rightly so – five albums up his sleeve, including 2014’s Live Life Living (#1 in the UK Dance Charts and #17 in the ARIA Album chart). He exploded in 2010 with Won’t Go Quietly. 2011’s Playing In The Shadows was a Platinum smash, led by ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ – #14 on the ARIA charts. In 2014, Example nailed it again with ‘One More Day (Stay With Me)’. Welcome back!
Prepare thyselves, futuristic rap rave crew/Cape Town locals Die Antwoord will be unleashed! Die Antwoord struck internet gold with ‘Enter The Ninja’, cracking the British Top 40 in 2010 with world domination clear in their sights. Singles like ‘Fok Julle Naaiers’ and ‘Cookie Thumper!’ cemented it: these guys are AWESOME. Do not miss Die Antwoord!
This British drum’n’bass duo absolutely nailed it when they morphed Kanye’s ‘Bound 2’ into the biggest track of the summer! ‘Nobody To Love’ was a #1 smash, Sigma’s first Top 40 song and a chart-topper from Poland to New Zealand. They’ve remixed Ellie Goulding, Kiesza, Eric Prydz and Groove Armada, and in September dropped another #1 hit: ‘Changing’, featuring vox from Paloma Faith. Sigma’s epic bass drops and euphoric anthems will send you bonkers at Future ‘15!
Carrying out a world-conquering campaign over the last two years, 2 Chainz will bring his hits to Future 2015! Emerging from the competitive Atlanta scene, 2 Chainz landed a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, while his tracks with ASAP Rocky, Drake & Kendrick Lamar ‘Fuckin’ Problems’ also scored a nom for ‘Best Rap Song’. 2Chainz is headed our way at last!
She scored one of the hottest debut singles of 2014 with the vocal house hit ‘Hideaway’, thanks to a killer choreographed clip viewed over 95 million times! Now Kiesza’s headed to Australia for the very first time. ‘Hideaway’ rocketed to the #1 spot on the UK charts, and she’s just dropped her debut LP, Sound of a Woman. Buzzfeed reckons ‘Hideaway’ is their “song of the summer”, and with #1 spots on iTunes charts in 14 countries – we totally agree.
With his hyper-catchy house spreading like hot lava, the sensual synths and dangerous basslines of the mysterious collar-clad Parisian Tchami will floor you – just as they did for Skrillex, who’s taken Tchami on tour in the USA this month. The Frenchman’s take on Janet Jackson’s ‘Go Deep’ was an overnight sensation, as was the killer remix of AlunaGeorge’s ‘You Know You Like It’. Then there was ‘Promesses’ (with Kaleem Taylor). Tchami is unmissable this summer!
With fans in some of the biggest DJs on earth – David Guetta, Hardwell, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero and more – Netherlands producer/DJ Dutch duo Blasterjaxx (Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf) create a perfect fusion of electro-house, progressive and big room beats. In September 2013 Blaster Jaxx released ‘Fifteen’, a collaboration with Hardwell, the track immediately hitting #1 on Beatport!
The rise and rise of Robin Schulz continues with his first ever Australian tour! The German DJ/producer has completely dominated European and US charts, breathing new life into Wood & The Prick’s ‘Prayer In C’ and breaking records on global iTunes, Shazaam and Spotify charts. Second single ‘Waves’ feat. Mr Probz has become THE unofficial soundtrack to summer. ‘Sun Goes Down’ feat. Jasmine Thompson is another sun-drenched hit. Robin Schulz is gonna deliver summer’s biggest party!
Soulful sax and hypnotic beats – it’s the hottest French producer of 2014! With 63+ million YouTube views, 10 million+ plays on Soundcloud, two #1s on Hype Machine, plus a #1 single in an amazing 30 countries... you could say 24-year-old Cédric Steinmyller has arrived. His debut single ‘Jubel’ is THE sound of summer, hitting Platinum sales and #2 on the iTunes single chart. To top it all off, he’s also got the most Shazamed track of the European summer!