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Future Music Festival 2012

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Future Music Festival is inches away as Victoria's summer festival season winds down.

2012 has already played host to Summerdayze, Big Day Out, St.Jerome's Laneway Festival and the aftermath of Pyramid Rock and Falls Festivals.

Yet to play are Soundwave, coming in late Feb, not to mention Groovin The Moo coming in early May.

So why go to Future when all your remaining coinage is being dumped on a tight fit cardigan to go with that new pair of rolled up jeans or in the piggy bank, chasing dreams of that bass guitar you've always wanted to learn.

Chew this down.

Heading down to the Flemington Race Track are Fat Boy Slim heads to town throwing down his classics from 'Right Here Right Now' to crowd favourite 'Praise You'. One does hope Chris Walken will be on stage for 'Weapon Of Choice'.

Not far behind are DJ Kings, Swedish House Mafia. Firing up club favourites 'Save The World', , 'One' and 'Antidote' these lads will be the bell of the ball. Fellow performer, Tinie Temper, should be on hand to help the crowd get from 'Miami To Ibiza'.

Horse Meat Disco, The Stafford Brothers, Chase and Status, Germany's answer to David Guetta - Paul Van Dyk, Holy Ghost and MTV sensation Ruby Rose are also hitting the turntables.

On the flip-side, The Naked and Famous along with The Wombats and Friendly Fires will be belting out their pop-rock classics.

Professor Green will be getting his British hip-hop on whilst Gym Class Heroes will be performing their chart topper 'Stero Hearts'.

The sleeper to keep your eyes out for is electro/raving-south african-hip/hop group 'Die Antwoord'. After winning over fans with their hectic 2011 Big Day performance, they will be primed to send the crowd into a frenzied mess. 'Enter The Ninja' and 'Wat ky Jy?' will take the crowd out of stationary mode.

Riding on the contagious and yet nauseating wave of dubstep is Skrillex. Since lighting up the scene in 2007, the dub-master has gone from strength to strength with his 3 loud and proud LP's. Tracks like 'Weekends!!!', 'Scary Monsters' and 'Nice Sprites' will alter the atmosphere.

Pop princess Jessie J will be in attendance with her bag of hits. Hitting the big time with 'Do It Like A Dude' she hasn't looked back. 'Price Tag', 'Nobody's Perfect' and 'Whose Laughing Now' will draw in the masses.

New Order will be reviving their gold standard of blended rock-dance tunes that have pulled the legions of fans for decades. Their futuristic tunes changed the world for the better and gave a base for the sound for most of their fellow performers.

Let their electro beats such as 'Blue Monday', 'True Faith' and 'Bizarre Love Triangle' assail you. They may be 'old skool' but these guys inspired most of the performers taking to the stages.

Future serves up the goodies in spades. A smorgasbord of entertainment. The old stuff in Fat Boy Slim and New Order, the pop culture in Swedish House Mafia and The Wombats and the dub in Skrillex.
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When: Sunday 11th March
Where: Flemington Race Track
Cost: $135 plus booking fee
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