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Future Music Festival 2012 – Welcome to Las Venus

Taking place at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on Sunday 11 March 2012, the Future Music Festival promises to deliver the biggest acts in the universe, and the brightest stars of the future. As the name suggests, the Future Music Festival has a futuristic theme as it welcomes fans to Las Venus where they will be blasted with the "galactic-bombastic forces of pure sound, dazzling light, and electrifying color" in an out-of-this world party. Covering a range of genres, the festival prides itself on its quality and variety, with something for everyone.

The latest Future Music Festival announcement is that Swedish House Mafia have joined the line-up of awesome acts. Having recently played at Madison Square Garden in New York City – where their show sold out within ten minutes of tickets going on sale – this DJ collective of Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso will be appearing in Australia for the very first time. Don’t miss this act that is reportedly booked to play to an audience of 65,000 in England's National Bowl next year. Fans are no doubt thrilled by the news that this threesome will be releasing a live album, One Night Stand in December.

Also new to the 2012 festival line-up is legendary Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook), an artist that has carved the kind of career dreams are made of. Fans in Australia can prepare to be blown away by the visual and audio effects of Fatboy Slim's latest production. Award-winning, chart-topping UK phenomenon Tinie Tempah will be returning to the Future Music Festival with the show that rocked the Glastonbury Festival. Also from the British Isles is Jessie J adding an exciting dimension to the lineup which includes Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Pat Mahony, Jamie Jones, Chase & Status, Paul Van Dyk, The Rapture and the Wombats.

Other performances for fans to look forward to include Holy Ghost, Frank Ocean, Die Antwoord, Naked and Famous, Horse Meat Disco and Sven Bath. News from Skrillex is that he will be bringing his Cell show to the Future Music Festival. This multi-media feast uses motion-capture techniques and giant 3D projections to have skeleton, robots and monsters mimic his moves. Without a doubt, music fans will not want to miss the 2012 Future Music Festival in Australia.

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