Festival fans mourning the loss of Big Day Out will find solace in Future Music Festival, which offers everything from EDM to rock & hip hop
FROM Drake’s Australian tour debut to our first live taste of new material from the Prodigy, the Future Music Festival, which rolls into Brisbane this weekend, has enough meat on its bones to relieve the appetites of all manner of punters.
Among the highlights are: Drake: The Canadian is one of the wold’s biggest hip hop stars with an astounding 14 tracks in the Billboard Hot 100. Not all the songs are purely his; 10 are while four are collaborations.
Touring Australia for the first time, Drake’s huge show includes flames and a flying-trapeze ride over the crowd. Hilltop Hoods: The hip hop trio from Adelaide has built up a huge following in Australia and throughout Europe and the US. The BDO/Triple J favourites (their track Cosby Sweater came in at No.3 on Triple J’s Hottest 100) know how to win friends and influence people. With no BDO this year, they’re making their Future debut. Prodigy: On your marks, get set – sweat! In a world of homogenised pap, the Prodigy have remained deliciously staunch. The boundary shaking UK electro punks return to our shores armed with material from new album The Day Is My Enemy to celebrate 25 years of raving against the machine. Don’t be surprised if Prodigy’s friend of a friend Johnny Depp is side of stage for their Brisbane set. Die Antwoord: Talk about pushing it real good. The South African rave-rap group – rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek – don’t do things by halves. Polarising, controversial and courageous, their riveting show is dressed to impress with stage dives, backing dancers and strange decor.
The group describes its work as “documentary fiction” and “exaggerated experience” designed for shock value. What’s not to love?
Future Music Festival (18+) plays Doomben Racecourse, in Brisbane, on Saturday.
Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord is sure to impress at the Future Music Festival in Brisbane.