With a lineup including Franz Ferdinand, The Prodigy, David Guetta and Australia’s own Empire of the Sun, Future Music Festival 2010 was set to be huge.
Taking place at Randwick Racecourse, the festival boasted 10 stages and tents, a roller disco and a silent disco. There were also VIP and First class areas set up beside the major stages for those who had access.
Guests to the First Class area included Lola Van Vorst, Tahnee Atkinson, Demelza Revely and Jourdan Loukas of Australia’s Next Top Model, former Miss Universe Australia Erin McNaught, entrepreneur and theclub owner Julian Tobias, and former The Superjesus frontwoman, Sarah McLeod.
At the First Class tent located by the main stage, hairstylists from Toni & Guy were on hand to fix up those ‘dos that were frazzled from the 69% humidity and the Puma lounge bar located downstairs provided a perfect view of the major acts without being trampled by the masses.
The crowd went nuts for David Guetta who pumped out hits like ‘One Love’, ‘Sexy Chick’ and ‘When Love Takes Over’. I was secretly hoping that Kelly Rowland would pop out on stage for that one since she is in the country, but the set was great even without her presence.
Other popular acts included Bookashade, who had the “The likes of you” tent splitting at the seams, SpankRock whose soft-yet-quirky-yet-danceable form of hip hop was a relaxing change from the full-of-energy and hard-hitting Franz Ferdinand who pulled a large crowd.
Unfortunately, there was a lot of disorganisation, particularly regarding tickets and entry wristbands. After speaking to a few crew members, it seemed I wasn’t the only one who thought this. With a festival such as Future Music only growing in popularity- it would be in their best interests to take a leaf out of Justin Hemmes’ book in terms of management and production to make it run as smoothly as an established festival like Good Vibes.
Future Music Festival was held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.
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