Future Music Festival Must See Acts

Haylee Evans is putting her indie-pride aside and heading to Future Music Festival in Melbourne on March 11 to catch some of the premier dance artists from all over the world. She’s put together a list of the must see acts below.

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When I told my housemate that we couldn’t have our housewarming Labour Day weekend because I had a festival to go to, this was his exact response: “hahahahahaah, but you’re way too indie for Future, shouldn’t you be shaving the side of your head or some shit”?

Yeah, so what if I don’t look amazing in a singlet and denim cut-offs and am allergic to fake tan, I can still get down with the best of them. Despite all the ridiculous hype surrounding SKRILLEX, I can also appreciate that the crowd is going to go absolutely fucking mental, and I can suck it up and join them. So with a cider in one hand and a wolf shirt represent, this is where you’ll find me at Future Music Festival

THE WOMBATS

THE WOMBATS are one of those great festival bands that get the blood moving from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” has to be one of the catchiest songs out there.

APHEX TWIN

When someone has been doing something for 20 years without a drug overdose, bankruptcy or being beaten up by Chris Brown, you know you’re onto a good thing. Hailing from Cornwall, UK, APHEX TWIN makes the kind of music to fall in love to and by fall in love, I mean, lose your shit across every genre with flawless, unimaginable talent. His set promises to be worth the ticket price alone, being known for his distinctive stage production, that will blind, shock and blow the headphones off the beginner DJs watching, who think remixing NOVAs finest will get you babes. Tracks to wait for before you pass out: ‘Windowlicker’ and ‘Come to Daddy’.

DIE ANTWOORD

I was told that I had to mention these guys. I was also told not to mention that I think they’re a shit version of Flight of the Concords and how do so many people not realise that they are taking the piss and aren’t real? So I’m not doing either. I’m making my friend Sam do it:
“People should go see Die Antwoord, because of that next level Zef shit. Dj Hitek has the best beats going bro.” Sam “Shumpy” Humphries.
I don’t even know what that means. But cool.

NEW ORDER

‘Blue Monday’. Enough said.

THE RAPTURE

Yes, THE RAPTURE have been around the traps for a while, but a live show in their presence is always going to be freaking amazing. No matter if they fill the set with their new album (cos we loooove In The Grace Of Your Love) or throw in a whole bunch of golden oldies (personally crossing fingers for ‘No Sex For Ben’). Yeah. I’ll be there.

SKRILLEX

The last time I saw SKRILLEX live, I was so drunk on agwa shots that I climbed on the stage, high fived him and then threw up. The show cost me $6. I feel like this time, the experience could possibly be a little less intimate. If you don’t know who SKRILLEX is, there is such a thing as being too much of a killjoy. Kick off your brogues and don’t even think about missing this show.

Words by Haylee Evans

FULL FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP HERE

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