Future Music Festival this morning has added even more acts to their lineup including iconic British band New Order, as was reported yesterday by Tone Deaf.
Joining New Order, The Rapture, Aphex Twin, Fatboy Slim, LCD Soundsystem DJs, and The Wombats will be new additions Friendly Fires, Gym Class Heroes, Mark Ronson, Zane Lowe, Professor Green, Knife Party, Dubfire, John O’Callaghan, Flux Pavilion, Oliver Huntermann, Orjan Nilsen, Porter Robinson, Kill The Noise, Ruby Rose, Tydi, and Timmy Trumpet.
To see the first lineup announcement click here. Nabbing New Order has been a huge coup for promoters Future Entertainment who are hoping the band can help them buck the trend of declining ticket receipts at festivals.
Festival director Brett Robinson spoke about booking New Order, saying “New Order are one of the true pioneer’s of electronica, at the forefront of the new wave movement, and Swedish House Mafia is the biggest electronic band of this time – these two bands alone represent the past and present of music that sit at the very heart and soul of the Future Music Festival.”
“New Order is one of the most influential bands of our time and with out festival direction being everything from electronica to indie rock and beyond they are the perfect co-headliner for us and we can wait to see them gracing our stages.”
He continued “It’s always a difficult task trying to top the year before, and in the case of 2010 and its success, it’s a massive undertaking. The Chemical Brothers have played Future Music Festival twice now and each year we discuss with them how hard it will be to find acts that will top their phenomenal stage show.”
“When Ed Chemical and his manager Alex went to Paris to see New Order’s first show back from their hiatus they called me the instant they left the show to say ‘if you know what’s good for you, book them straight away, the show was every bit as good as it ever has been’. Next day we went and did just that!”
Future Music Festival 2012
Saturday 3rd March – Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Sunday 4th March – Arena Joondalup, Perth
Saturday 10th March – Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Sunday 11th March – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Monday 12th March – Ellis Park, Adelaide
Tickets on sale Thursday 20th October
Strictly Limited First Release tickets – $135 plus booking fee
VIP tickets – $190 plus booking fee
First Class ticket – $290 plus booking fee (Melb & Syd Only)