Annually held in Australia, the popular Future Music Festival will be greeting the humid temperatures of Malaysia for the second time ever in 2013, with a line-up full of ear candy. The dance and music festival is usually held in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth - they debuted in Kuala Lumpur last year in mid-March, to the delight of Malaysian fans. The Kuala Lumpur festival is the very first venue outside of Australia, making it a possible destination for music lovers across Asia.
Like last year, the festival will be held at the Sepang International Circuit from the 15th to the 16th of March, making it an entire weekend of dance, music and live performances. The festival is estimating a whopping 40,000 fans over the course of the two days.
If you're thinking of buying tickets, choose wisely, as there are a few options. You could go for A State of Trance 600 on March 15, or the Future Music Festival on the following day. Looking forward to both events? Buy a weekend pass!
Image by Tillate Spain, from A State of Trance's official Facebook page.
March 15 sets the stage for Dutch trance producer and DJ Armin van Buuren's 600th radio show episode: A State of Trance 600: The Expedition. The performance will be broadcasted live all across the globe, with an estimated 25 million fans worldwide tuning in to what is one of the most popular radio shows ever. "The Expedition" will only be touring five other countries as part of ASOT 600, with Kuala Lumpur being fourth on the list. The other locations are Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beirut, New York and Den Bosch. Tickets for a single day pass just for Friday is RM138.
Future Music Festival Asia 2013 lineup. Image from the official website.
Once you've awoken from the trance of the night before, it's time to greet the Future Music Festival itself. This year's lineup boasts a list of internationally recognised artists, as shown above. The event will feature four stages, with the main one featuring acts like PSY, Rita Ora, Fun., Bloc Party, Temper Trap, Rudimental, Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, and Tenzin. Meanwhile, the second stage will be graced by performers such as The Prodigy, Feed Me, Kill The Noise, Zeds Dead, and Borgore. Curious about the last two stages? Keep an eye on the news feeds, as those lineups will be announced soon.
The event entry, parking and traffic guide. Image from FMFA's Facebook page.
If you're keen on going for both shows, the tickets cost RM 178; tickets can be purchased at TicketPro. There is also an option to buy tickets on the day itself, though it will be a bit more expensive with single day tickets going at RM188. Better grab the limited tickets while you still can - it's looking to be a huge event, and definitely one of the more exciting music festivals in Malaysia this year.