The Future Music Festival 2012 line-up has landed!

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE 2012 SECOND LINE-UP? RIGHT OVER HERE.

After months of impatient waiting, it’s finally time to lift the curtain on the 2012 Future Music Festival line-up. The festival set the bar high with last summer’s edition led by The Chemical Brothers and Pendulum, but this time round there’s even more to take in. After some blockbuster headliners? Check. Looking for those elusive acts we’ve been hoping to see for a couple of years now? Yep, they’re here too. And how about the Swedish House Mafia – the all-conquering trio who can sell out New York’s Madison Square Garden in the blink of the eye – at the top of the list? That’s a lock as well.

It’s certainly momentous news that Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell will be lighting up the mainstage around the country, in unison for the first time ever. It’s the tour we didn’t think would happen, and here it is – surrounded by a whole lot more festival star power.

Seasoned crowd-puller Fatboy Slim also leads the charge, while fans will surely be rejoicing that Paul van Dyk has booked his return visit to fly the trance flag alongside Gareth Emery. Live acts are once again at the fore, including UK crossover heroes Chase & Status, The Rapture, Hercules & Love Affair and Die Antwoord. Oh, and in case you hadn’t noticed yet, Future has finally coaxed Aphex Twin back here to melt some minds.

What else? There’s 2011’s fastest-rising star Skrillex in full effect, Sven Vath back at the helm of The Likes Of You tent (naturally!) and those disco authorities James Murphy and Pat Mahoney rolling with distinguished friends like Azari & III and The Juan Maclean.

It’s certainly a big one – so check out the list below! This is just the first round of names, so there’s plenty more to come.

The 2012 Future Music Festival first line-up announcement looks like this:

Swedish House Mafia
Fatboy Slim
Paul van Dyk
Tinie Tempah
The Wombats
Chase & Status – Live
Skrillex
Jessie J
The Rapture
Sven Vath
Die Antwoord
Aphex Twin – Live
The Naked And Famous
Gareth Emery
Jamie Jones
James Murphy & Pat Mahony (LCD Soundsystem/ DFA)
Hercules & Love Affair
Azari & III
Frank Ocean
Alex Metric
Holy Ghost!
The Juan Maclean
Benoit & Sergio
Horse Meat Disco
Stafford Brothers

National Tour Dates 2011
Brisbane – Saturday 3rd March – Doomben Racecourse
Perth – Sunday 4th March – Arena Joondalup
Sydney – Saturday 10th March – Royal Randwick Racecourse
Melbourne – Sunday 11th March – Flemington Racecourse
Adelaide – Monday 12th March – Ellis Park new and improved venue

PRESALE TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 17 OCTOBER 9AM, REGISTER AT FUTUREMUSICFESTIVAL.COM.AU. GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER, 9AM THROUGH TICKETMASTER.

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sd88me

sd88me said on the 9th Oct, 2011

some nice proper nu-disco representing!
Hercules, Juan Maclean, Holy Ghost, Horse, Azari !!

sd88me

sd88me said on the 9th Oct, 2011

although lacking in the house techno department?

Saliki

Saliki said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Sven Vath again?!? Srsly, enough already.
On another note... APHEX TWIN ----> Siiiiddeeessshhooww.

cizza

cizza said on the 9th Oct, 2011

LOL @ the Wombats 4th tour in a year?

bubbawatson

bubbawatson said on the 9th Oct, 2011

how many times do the fucking wombats need to tour australia? for fucks sake this will be the FOURTH time in just over a year

pliaka01

pliaka01 said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Is the %u201CLike of you%u201D stage still happening?

PhatD

PhatD said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Sven Vath is the only thing that makes this festival worth returning to each year

dan-s

dan-s said on the 9th Oct, 2011

this is the apocalyptic lineup we're been waiting for???

yawn..

hopefully aphex twin and emery sideshow...

DJ_LG

DJ_LG said on the 9th Oct, 2011

OMG PVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yessssssss!!!! I litrrally yelled out loud in the office!!!!!

obi75vm

obi75vm said on the 9th Oct, 2011

PVD PVD PVD....he is better at Festivals so this should be epic. Lacking on the Progressive House Arena?????

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 9th Oct, 2011

wowww thats hugeee
AZARI & III
if you believe pete tong you have to the see a live act

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said on the 9th Oct, 2011

some decent nu-disco and aphex twin but that line up seriously blows. Where's the house and techno? Can we get over sven vath already? bring someone new out. Jamie Jones is here every 6 months too

Prok

Prok said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Oh crap Chase and Status too didn't see them! Awesome!

dan_essential77

dan_essential77 said on the 9th Oct, 2011

PAUL VAN DYK YOU BASTARD FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DaN-_-iEl

DaN-_-iEl said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Hmmm let's get hope I win tickets cause I'm not paying for that shit!!!

Its Zyzz

Its Zyzz said on the 9th Oct, 2011

im mirin this.. mirin!!!!! ARRRRGHGHEEEH

ravelikespastic

ravelikespastic said on the 9th Oct, 2011

FUCKYES APHEX/GARETH/FATBOY/PVD/C&S... Quality over Quantity this year.

CRoNic

CRoNic said on the 9th Oct, 2011

PVD!! Die Antwoord! Aphex Twin! Fuuuuuuuuck. Oh Stafford Brothers! I'M THERE! TOTES!

mjm_fm

mjm_fm said on the 9th Oct, 2011

The Rapture, James Murphy & Pat Mahony, Hercules & Love Affair, Holy Ghost! The Juan Maclean...... anyone smell a DFA sideshow?

C-Yee

C-Yee said on the 9th Oct, 2011

aphex at future weird.. gonna have to agree with saliki.. there had better be a sideshow!! Who am i kidding, i'll probably go to both. yeww!!

walkdogz

walkdogz said on the 9th Oct, 2011

nothing that wow really... would've been good to see some modern artists like Teebs... future, take a look at line ups of festivals like Sonar and Tomorrowland and get more mid range acts. Doesn't always have to be the 'best of the best' because usually they aren't anymore and are resting on past glories. But then again Future's main retard audience needs shiny lights and glitter to get them there.

elryo

elryo said on the 9th Oct, 2011

pretty solid lineup. Can't wait, although will be hard to top this years FMF

daverh

daverh said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Fuck a duck that lineup is MEGA SIZED! Seriously, you cannot beat that! Massive crossover names, talk of the town live shows, some veterans and hands down the best disco lineup Australia's ever seen. Well done Future!

m_xt

m_xt said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Sven Vath again? Although may actually consider going this year if there is no Aphex side show.

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 9th Oct, 2011

@walkdogz...someone definatly has a case of comedown mondays?

nrjize

nrjize said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Aphex and Sven sideshow please.

cizza

cizza said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Yeah hopefully 2nd announcement packs The Likes of You cos at the moment its severely lacking. Well... Except for the don, Mr Vath.

rusdev

rusdev said on the 9th Oct, 2011

where is the techno??? D:

tweebs

tweebs said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Guess they've run out of ideas.

kanni

kanni said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Aphex Twin! lolskrillex

Slayden

Slayden said on the 9th Oct, 2011

All I need to hear is Skrillex. Defz going. How random is the Wombats though? That ain't electronic music.... XD

Yhayia Alam

Yhayia Alam said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Paul Van Dyke! iv been longing to see him YAYyyyy

aRibro

aRibro said on the 9th Oct, 2011

PAUL VAN DYKKKKK!!!! woot

and sven vath is always awesome!!! they jus tbetter not be playing at the same time lol

cizza

cizza said on the 9th Oct, 2011

Anyone remember ITM putting on a night with PVD at YU?

He was #1 at that stage, a night to remember! Although being a Sunday night the sound was shit and air con was working overtime. Still an awesome night!!

AdrianC

AdrianC said on the 10th Oct, 2011

FOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

cheechvda

cheechvda said on the 10th Oct, 2011

you can never have enough Sven

kane2188

kane2188 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

some one needs to bring out gesaffelstein!!

Two left feet

Two left feet said on the 10th Oct, 2011

massive 1st round announcements.... More install for the techno aspect in the 2nd round?

dwyzie

dwyzie said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Jamie Jones is on fire atm

jessicaanime

jessicaanime said on the 10th Oct, 2011

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA !! FINALLY !!!

Scott_FUTURE

Scott_FUTURE said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Thanks for all the feedback guys, remember this is only the 1st Round Announcement and we still have more big names up our sleeves ... It's by far our biggest and broadest lineup to date :)

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Tasty. Needs more Strokes and techno, and less Wombats and Skrillex

josh_goods

josh_goods said on the 10th Oct, 2011

I find solace in the fact that there will once again be a trance stage (headlined by Emery and Van Dyk)... which makes me cling to the assumption that there are 3-4 decent trance DJ's yet to make their way on the list. Chase & Status are at stereo so no, that is nothing to be proud of, but should be nice to see them because I wont see them at stereo because that line up is so much better than this.
Sander Van Doorn and Cosmic Gate last year??? I really hope SHM was worth it..... and that my trance arena isn't too empty :(

DJ DUKE DOOM

DJ DUKE DOOM said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Likes of You tent cancelled???

OVEReileen

OVEReileen said on the 10th Oct, 2011

No Strokes? :(
Ok, I'll just sit here quietly in despair.

sammie93

sammie93 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Yes!! I will be there!

special ed

special ed said on the 10th Oct, 2011

compared to the 'other' big festivals, this is a pretty decent and diverse line up.

i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 10th Oct, 2011



C&S arent at stereosonic. maybe you're thinking of sub focus?

nappa4eva

nappa4eva said on the 10th Oct, 2011

skrillex is what makes it worth going to future!

khrys1989

khrys1989 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

what a dissapointing lineup except for swedish house mafia. isnt much in the trance/house/techno areas. sven vath is amazing but, when has he not been at future music? some variety is needed, all australia does is recycle artists year after year *cough cough* (stereosonic 2011 lineup) 99.9% of people are going only for swedish house mafia, they should have done thier own tour down under. SHM @ hordern pavillion? EPIC!!

Digby2007

Digby2007 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

That line-up is loaded with quality and diversity. Fact.

Lachaa

Lachaa said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Not bad, hopefully some more acts will come.

The likes of you: Jamie Jones -> Sven Vath -> Aphex Twin ? 6.5/10. Needs another techno act like Pan-pot or Dubfire to get the techno-heads in there!

walkdogz

walkdogz said on the 10th Oct, 2011

@ mlirosi... nuh dude, just been overseas and had my eyes opened.

agvicsa

agvicsa said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Enough with the Stafford Brothers. We all want a decline in boganisms.

daverh

daverh said on the 10th Oct, 2011

People bitching about Sven's presence need to stop looking at this gift horse in the mouth. He likes doing the festival, Future likes booking him, kids like seeing him. We all win.

yannicklrr

yannicklrr said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Unconfirmed but Paul Kalkbrenner for second release! But I'm fucken confident he's coming!

polite_society

polite_society said on the 10th Oct, 2011

bit of a weird mix, but there's enough to get me there again this year.

Norti

Norti said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Stereo'S LINE up...... = :) future's line up = :(

mister a

mister a said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Why are the Staffords mentioned in the above lineup?

Yergg

Yergg said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Frank ocean... Cool

retyped

retyped said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Stereo's EPIC Trance Linup with Future'12 to follow with SHM, PvD and Gareth announced doesnt give me chance to come down! lets parrrty!

luke13

luke13 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

fuck some people would stil complain if jesus christ himself was on that line up doin a dj set. thats a good day of music IMO! and knowing future there will be another half a dozen announcements before we get around to this anyway so everybody go hav a beer or a cone or a ciggie or what ever ur into and just fukn relax already

Digitalgrub

Digitalgrub said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Looks awesome! The techno usually isn't announced until the second announcement...

Conor-

Conor- said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Makes up for the BDO flop. Karmic balanced is restored.

matt1984

matt1984 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

yet to see PVD live so im happy about that!! oh and loving mr emery too..
but needs more trance.. !!
surely SHM could have just done there own show outside of a festival so future didnt have to blow their whole wad on them?? plus it would keep punter levels a little lower..

Fil086

Fil086 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Yeah JAMIE JONES and SVEN VAETH. Cool.

more techno in 2nd announcement pls!
bring back Hawtin and Dubfire!

rowley

rowley said on the 10th Oct, 2011

1 for Gessafelstein.

P337

P337 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Skrillex Aphex Twin PVD. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

rzile

rzile said on the 10th Oct, 2011

APHEX... everyone else is a bonus!

baines

baines said on the 10th Oct, 2011

boring, lacking in breaks and ghetto funk, nu funk, as all aussie festivals do,

LavyP

LavyP said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Hasn't the world have enough of skrillex? My god that guy is MIGRANINGLY BAD.

ezza69

ezza69 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

got a feeling the trance heads will be dissapointed when they see PvD. Saw him at cream and the crowd boo'd him off the stage chanting "stop playing shit, stop playing shit"......possibly the tackiest trance set ive ever heard.

saw aphex twin aswell and he was better than expected, by the end of his set, my mind was melted

would be good if future could get dice, sneak, cox, technasia or villalobos to fill in the tent

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Aphex Twin. End game.

theHordern

theHordern said on the 10th Oct, 2011

aphex twin. mate. dfa stage is a bonus.

theHordern

theHordern said on the 10th Oct, 2011

also pretty stoked that the strokes aren't playing future, maybe their own tour?

mr flauge

mr flauge said on the 10th Oct, 2011

well this years line up was heaps better. on a positive note, bringing some fresh faces out!
would have liked to have said another german that plays techno though...

beaumont_music

beaumont_music said on the 10th Oct, 2011

stafford brothers?! fail.
yay for aphex/alex metric

nalaz22

nalaz22 said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Poster an hour ago a different poster with additions to FMF 2012 David Guetta, Niki Minaj and Two Door Cinema club, posted on Chase and Status FB page. MASSIVE OPS!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150315384965974&set=a.288600445973.152760.32209995973&type=1&ref=nf

cizza

cizza said on the 10th Oct, 2011

^^ Villalobos!

Edit: If that is true, poor form having Villalobos on the second bottom line :(

Needles

Needles said on the 10th Oct, 2011

Whats with the move to Ellis park in Adelaide? Future this is a silly mistake. One of the best parts of FMF Adelaide is the being in the heart of the Fringe Festival. Ellis park is a football oval!! Feel the vibe!

Norti

Norti said on the 10th Oct, 2011

i dont care how many times he comes... i vote for Sven!

jamessidney

jamessidney said on the 10th Oct, 2011

love the return of sven but where's his support... bring out sharam god dam it!

cheechvda

cheechvda said on the 10th Oct, 2011

This line up is amazing,,, it just gets better every time i read it.....I have a feeling there are going to be some big names coming for the likes of you tent......so far Sven and Jamie Jones are the only ones I can picture playing in there............

leedy

leedy said on the 11th Oct, 2011

loving this line up looks like were gonna have a dfa stage or tent!!

Offtapia

Offtapia said on the 11th Oct, 2011

Sven Vath is boss....

Jarrod_s

Jarrod_s said on the 11th Oct, 2011

pretty excited for Alex Metric

daverh

daverh said on the 11th Oct, 2011

Minaj, lol. Guetta for Creamfields though.

DHindahouse

DHindahouse said on the 11th Oct, 2011

Aphex Twin and Jamie Jones. Apart from that, not that interesting.

Silkyyy

Silkyyy said on the 11th Oct, 2011

Chase and Status! <3 <3 <3

FtMOde

FtMOde said on the 11th Oct, 2011

I heard ricardo villalobos may be on the line up..
Be great to have artists like Chris Liebing ( and / or ) Speedy J , Reboot, Dj Sneak, Josh Wink, Cirez D aka Eric Prydz, Joris Voorn

emmy26793

emmy26793 said on the 11th Oct, 2011

when is it in sydney??

Toodle

Toodle said on the 11th Oct, 2011

Needs more hardstyle , mehh ill wait till DQ12

nalaz22

nalaz22 said on the 11th Oct, 2011

Different Poster feat.

David Guetta
Nicki Minaj
VIllabobas
Two Door Cinema Club

http://s85.photobucket.com/albums/k76/nalaz22/Images/?action=view¤t=FMF_2012.jpg

Cheeky Future, Cheeky

I Love the CUBs

I Love the CUBs said on the 12th Oct, 2011

anyone figure out how to register for presale? was it just subscribing to future entertainment?

mutta

mutta said on the 12th Oct, 2011

APHEX TWIN, all the other acts pay homage to this man... what a superstar... created it all

Juzzy9

Juzzy9 said on the 12th Oct, 2011

OMFG the only thing i wanted was gessafellstein and/or anyone from m-nus.......looks like never happening

ALSTARK

ALSTARK said on the 12th Oct, 2011

When the 2011 lineup was released, I first saw it on a poster in the street and I just stood and stared - not quite believing just how many class acts were included.
This year, I just kept searching, hoping at might see at least one name I'd be interested in...
Good money saver, though.

Bobster

Bobster said on the 12th Oct, 2011

What do you think? Post your comment...

anniesboobs

anniesboobs said on the 13th Oct, 2011

needs more trance. at least 2 more good acts ;)

girlzgerms

girlzgerms said on the 13th Oct, 2011

How do i claim the tickets i won?

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 14th Oct, 2011

If guetta comes im murdering him and skrillex.

Shall

Shall said on the 17th Oct, 2011

Gareth Emery, PVD and Sven Vath yeahhhhhhhhhhhh! Oh and Wombats and The Naked and Famous is awesome as well! Can't wait :D

joffa123

joffa123 said on the 18th Oct, 2011

Sven vath again = another win again. Good to see he will be back

Very excited for aphex twin and azari & III as well

pusseh

pusseh said on the 9th Oct, 2012

LOL its zyzz. really ?

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