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Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Flemmington Racecourse, Melbourne (08.03.15)


Image captured by Perrie Cassie

In the wake of a year that should best be remembered as the festival killer, the management at Future Music must have at least been a bit anxious. Big Day Out was forced to skip the year due to losses, Soundwave Fest were forced to cut out not one but two whole cities from their line–up, and death was swift for the likes of Pyramid Rock, Harvest Fest and even Future Music Asia. Combine that with the fact that they had banked most of their money on one [non-recycled] major headliner who, despite having the draw of this being their first Australian tour, hadn’t released a full length album since mid–2013. So when Drake released his newest mixtape If You’re Reading this it’s Too Late, the festival probably saw it as much of a godsend as his fans did. But can a festival survive with one single [non-recycled] headliner?

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide (09.03.15)

The maddest weekend of March wrapped up yesterday, with Future Music Festival making its very last stop in Adelaide. Check out the photos including Drake, Die Antwoord, and Hilltop Hoods by Lauren Connelly!

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (08.03.15)

Perri Cassie brings us his photos from the day that was Future Music Festival at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. This gallery features the likes of Drake, 2 Chainz, Bassjackers Die Antwoord, Example, Hilltop Hoods and more!

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Randwick Racecourse, Sydney (28.02.15)

Future Music Festival took place at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse today. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

Photo Gallery: Drake + 2 Chainz + P Reign - Allphones Arena, Sydney (25.02.15)

Drake headlined a sold out show at Allphones Arena in Sydney on Wednesday night, supported by 2 Chainz and P Reign. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the set:

Live Review: Drake + 2 Chainz + P Reign + One Day DJs - Allphones Arena, Sydney (25.02.15)


Photo Credit: Nathan Atkins for the AU review

When Drake was announced as the headliner for this year's Future Music Festival we all knew that there just had to be some sideshows. It's his first time down in Australia, and demand for Drake is only getting higher. The length we waited for him to perform in Australia was rewarded with extra effort on everyone's behalf, and a set list that is far better (and longer) than the recent ones he has been performing. But first, let's start at the beginning.

Sydney hip hop crew One Day (DJs) announced as support for Drake's Australian tour

As a collective, Sydney's One Day have already had a massive year in 2014, and now things are picking up even faster as the crew have been announced, in DJ mode, as support for Canadian emcee Drake on his Future Music Festival sideshows. In addition to the inner-west mob - three of the seven members - Drake will also be bringing along fellow Canadian hip-hop artist P Reign and already-announced 2 Chainz.

Future Music Festival 2015 lineup drops, with Drake, Avicii and The Prodigy to headline!

Well, the Future Music Festival has gone and done it. The national festival which will has become synonymous with loose times and a great range of acts to spend a hot summer day and night with, has just dropped its line up for 2015 and if you're a fan of a certain Canadian rapper and/or Degrassi: The Next Generation, you're gonna love this one.

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2014 Lineup!

The independent genre based festival,Fun Fun Fun Fest, as just announced their lineup for the fest happening in November 7-9 in Austin, Texas. FFF Fest welcomes for the first time in 25 years Judas Priest (pictured). Also included in the lineup are Neutral Milk Hotel, Nas, Death Cab For Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, Girl Talk, and King Diamond. Full of all different genres, there's something for everyone.

SXSW Live Review: Media Temple SXSWi Closing Party - Stubb's BBQ (11.03.14)

It's hard to believe that one weekend of SXSW is already behind us and while the Music program officially kicked off with a number of showcases around downtown Austin, the Interactive program closed tonight with a huge show at Stubb's, presented by Media Temple, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic Def Jam record label.

The Movement Festival is announced, to be co-curated by Nas!

It's the announcement that will make hip-hop fans the nation over die a little bit on the inside; Live Nation, in conjunction with Niche Productions, Triple J and MTV present the Movement Festival. Co-curated by American icon Nas, the festival will feature performances by some of Australia's best hip-hop acts, as well as Chiddy Bang.

Album Review: A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP (2012 LP)

Armed with screwed up hooks, a trendy flow, and enough bravado to go toe-to-toe with the likes of T.I and Jay-Z, the 24 year old Harlem representer A$AP Rocky has been set for stardom ever since his 2011 mixtape LoveLoveA$AP was met with acclaim. With a highly-publicised multi-million dollar record deal backing him, Rocky’s overdue debut LP LongLiveA$AP surpasses anything I could have expected from the young emcee, placing A$AP at the top of the new generation with fellow young guns J Cole and Kendrick Lamar.