With rumours of the same stage designer as Tomorrowland being rung in for duties for next years Future Music Festival it seemed about right to have a stab at who we might see on the 2015 lineup that’ll be officially released later tonight at 6pm.
Taking a look at who’s had a big year and not yet made the trip down-under there’s a few solid guesses in the pipeline of who we’re expecting to see at Future Music Festival 2015 both combining international big guns and the locals swiftly running the local scene.
Canadian baberaham-lincoln Kiesza has been the first confirmed act for next years national run meaning there might be a few non-dance acts on the lineup but phhfft we’re all about the beats. Here’s who we’re thinking…
1. Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx haven’t made an Australian run since their 20/20 cricket appearance in January 2013 but do have a new album titled ‘Junto’ out now. They’ve got ties with the Mushroom Group who strategically teamed up with Future Music festival. We were teased in an exclusive interview about a possible stop here in Australia “sometime next year”. What does this mean? Us going “Red Alert” looking for our heads come Future Music Festival!
2. Jack U
No ones been able to lock down both Diplo and Skrillex in Jack U form here in Australia yet which is why we’re tipping to see these guys blowing lids off come March next year. With the latest Jack U track featuring Kiesza who’s already confirmed for Future Music Festival theres a good chance we’ll be seeing her, the Major Lazer frontman and OWSLA boss on-stage together if the plan goes right.
Flosstradamus have been making the yearly pilgrimage to Australia with ever expanding shows since their first run in 2013. From club gigs to Big Day Out their sounds have been getting louder and audiences ever swelling. From here a headline slot at Future Music Festival would be the icing on the cake for two hardworking dance souls dedicated to the scene. That and we want to hear their remix of SBTRKT collaborator Raury on some big ass speakers!
It’s been a big 12 months for the preacher of bass and 2015 will be even larger having founded friends in Skrillex and most of the dance elite. With a tour already in Australia last month thanks to Future Entertainment, our dollars are squarely placed on seeing Tchami back again dishing out lavish amounts of future house. Even though he believes it all starts in the club, he thinks the mainstage is a place to introduce new music to big crowds.
5. Mr Oizo
With a new album penned for release this year on Flying Lotus’ label Mr Oizo would be a fun addition to the Future lineup with his abstract sounds and quirky demeanour. His last stopover in Australia was 2011 so plenty saved up in the vault to weird crowds out with!
6. Theophilus London
This year we saw the Bromance fraternity drill Future crowds with a blazing trail of techno which makes our pick of Brodinski collaborator Theophilus London not such a strange one. His brand of rap-techno crossover has been winning crowds globally and cementing Theo as the leader of the pack. Seeing him on a bigger stage with a bigger crowd? Bring it!
Carmada, the energy driven duo of L D R U and Yahtzel have had a spirited start since their inception earlier this year. Last Future they played the JD tent and now seems like a perfect time to scale things up to a proper festival stage. Their first single has paved the way to a signing on Skrillex’s OWSLA label and of the eight, we’ve got good odds on seeing these guys as one of the main Australian players.
8. Die Antwoord
Die Antwoord are stoic Future Music tourers and always leave crowds wanting much much more. With a new album under their tightly fitted short drawstrings we’d expect to see the South African duo wanting to play it to Australian crowds. Expect these guys on one of the main stages!
Check back at 6pm to see the official Future Music Festival 2015 lineup and how many we got right!