In a shock announcement today an official statement from the organisers of The Future Music Festival announced that the festival has come to an definite end. It follows their memorable 2015 event held just over a month ago touring nationally through five cities with Sven Vath, Nero, Art Department,The Prodigy, Seth Troxler, Die Antwoord, Afrojack, Sigma, and many more in an all round world class line-up.
“We’re very sad to say that we’ve decided 2015 was the last year for Future Music Festival.”
“It’s been a difficult decision to make but in the end travelling the festival in its current form across Australia simply doesn’t make financial sense anymore.”
A statement from the website goes onto say -“Despite the considerable critical acclaim of the 2015 festival, the last two years of ticket sales for the festival have underperformed, meaning Future Music Festival will not be returning in 2016.”
“Mushroom Group share the belief expressed by a number of promoters globally that the day of the large scale travelling festival in its current form is unfortunately numbered. The company will continue its focus on touring through its highly successful companies Frontier Touring, A Day On The Green and boutique music festival Sugar Mountain and the world’s largest under 18 music event Good Life. The Group are developing a new festival concept, which is planned for the same time period previously held by Future Music Festival.”
“Mushroom Group Chairman Michael Gudinski said; “The decision to discontinue Future Music Festival was not made lightly. A point came though where it simply no longer made sense to continue. We believe in the festival industry in Australia and plan to announce an exciting new festival concept in the coming months.”
At a time when it seems festivals are popping up out of nowhere over in International waters, our own festivals in Australia are fast dwindling.
Shocked and saddened at the move to discontinue the Festival it leaves me a little uncertain for our Festival Market in Australia with over the past few years Parklife, Summafieldayze, Big Day Out, and now the epic Future Music Festival joins the deceased. While dance music may be flourishing in other sectors, I do see hope for a foreseeable future once again for the travelling festival nationally possibly once the economy strengthens. I’m no judge obviously there are many factors contributing, lets just stay optimistic for the Future of Festivals in Australia.
Thankyou Future Music you bought incredible times and so many great memories.
Lets take a look back at the highlights with the Future Music Festival 2015 special wrap-up after movie.