Future Music: Featuring Drake, Leaving Malaysia

Drake makes his Australian debut at Future Music Festival 2015. 

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DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.

The first announcement, a firepower of 24 acts, included AviciiThe ProdigyDie AntwoordKieszaArt DepartmentNeroExample2 ChainzSven VäthSigma and a Dutch contingent of Martin GarrixAfrojackYellow ClawBlasterJaxx and Bassjackers.

The festival lands at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney (Feb. 28), Arena Joondalup, Perth (March 1), Brisbane Showgrounds (March 7), Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (March 8) and Adelaide Showground (March 9).

New York City production designer James Klein, responsible for Miami’s Ultra Music, will create new stages.

Organisers promised “state-of-the-art sound, spine-tingling light rigs that’ll explode with pyrotechnic climaxes [and] new audio technologies to hit you in the stomach at every corner of our venues.”

In the meantime, Future Music Asia will not in 2015 return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, its home since its launch three years ago.

Director Brett Robinson said his plan is to move it around Asia.

He told The Music Network, “We had a three-year deal in KL and we are now building towards an announcement next month in a different Asian city; but we’ve got great Government support from that city and we’ve got a lot of strong support from that city.”