Future Music Festival Asia finds new home in Singapore

By Zaki JufriEvents - 17 November 2014 5:01 PM | Updated 20 January 2015

Future Music Festival Asia finds new home in Singapore

After three years in Malaysia, Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) will be held for the first time in Singapore come 2015.

In a Facebook post dated 17 November, festival organisers announced: "Singapore is #FMFA15's new home."

Slated for 14-15 March 2015, the music festival is a spin-off of the namesake Australian event. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend the two-day event.

Iqbal Ameer, chief group executive of FMFA organiser Livescape Group said the decision to make Singapore the festival's new home is a progressive next step for the brand.

"Future Music Festival Asia belongs to music fans across Asia," Iqbal said in a statement.

"FMFA is quite simply going to be our biggest yet with multiple mega stages, world-class sound, lights and stage production and huge star power," added Brett Anderson, director or Future Music Festival Australia. Festival organisers are planning to intergate the festival with the city during the weeks leading to the Singapore edition.

The line-up for the Australian edition, also in March next year, include Canadian hip-hop artiste Drake, Swedish DJ Avicii, British electronica act The Prodigy, South African rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, British house trio Nero, American hip-hop artiste 2 Chainz, German techno DJ Sven Vath, and Dutch DJs Martin Garrix and Afrojack.

Now in its third year, FMFA is one of the largest in Southeast Asia, with more than 85,000 tickets sold for its 2014 edition.

According to Livescape's Iqbal, the festival has plans to be based in Singapore for the long term.

The festival made headlines earlier this year after six people died of drug overdose, prompting organisers to cancel the third day of the event.

More details of the event including its lineup of acts, venue and ticket prices will be announced on 1 December.

Limited early bird discounted tickets will be available for purchase from 22 November on