Future Music Festival, one of Australia's favourite festivals, returns this year with a monster lineup packed with music legends, up-and-comers and homegrown heroes. As always Future caters to dance music lovers across all genres, boasting a diverse lineup with the biggest names in electro, dubstep, indie rock, pop, house, trance and techno.

The mother of all dance music festivals, Future will be kicking things off in Brisbane on March 2nd, and to get you all kinds of excited we’ve put together part two of our artist preview to acquaint you with just a few of the killer acts that will be hitting the stage this year.

This time, we feature living legend Sven Vath, who'll be bringing his Cocoon Heroes stage to Australia for the very first time at Future Music festival, along with a whole host of special guests.

Sven Vath

One of the world's most renowned and influential DJs, Germany's Sven Vath is a Future Music Festival favourite, with this year marking his fifth Future appearance in the festival's six year existence. An innovator and game changer in electronic music, Vath has headlined the biggest clubs and festivals around the world and will be bringing his Cocoon Heroes stage to Future, named after his Cocoon event agency, artist booking, club and record label, for the first time ever in Australia with a special, unmissable “Into the Magic” Australia edition.

Richie Hawtin

Joining Sven Vath on the Cocoon Heroes stage will be Richie Hawtin. Throughout his decade spanning career, Richie Hawtin  has established himself as a true pioneer and icon in electronic music. DJ, producer and label owner, Hawtin pioneered the minimal techno sound and the second wave of Detroit techno and has remained as influential as ever in the industry. Hawtin created a unique techno sound, minimal yet highly danceable, and has toured the world with his renowned Plastikman project. One artist who has to be experienced to be believed, don't miss Richie Hawtin at Future Music Festival.

Ricardo Villalobos

Chilean born Ricardo Villalobos is a name synonymous with creativity and lonegevity in the industry. Raised in Germany this DJ and producer is known for his eclectic, diverse sets and his 'go hard or go home' mentality'. Admired for his work in the minimal techno and microhouse genres, Villalobos sources inspiration from all corners of the globe, resulting in exciting, diverse and crazy sets that have cemented his place as one of the most important minimal DJs in Europe.

Seth Troxler

US born London based Seth Troxler started DJing in Detroit at only 16 years old, where he became a resident and local favourite. Since his humble beginnings, Troxler has played the world's biggest festivals, held residencies at every international major hotspot and boats headlining spots at Panorama Bar, Watergate, Avalon, Fabric and countless more. He has released music on Spectral, Crosstown Rebels and Wagon Repair and as a resident at Ibiza's DC10, Troxler was recently crowned  Best Tech House DJ in Ibiza 2013.


The Detroit raised Magda is one artist not to miss at this year's Future Music Festival. Magda's big break came when she joined Minus in 1998 and was chosen to tour the world with Richie Hawtin as his sole opener. In 2010 she released her debut album 'From The Fallen Page', showcasing her out of this world sound and undeniable talent as a producer. Magda's live sets are one of a kind, as she mixes everything from funked-out disco to detroit house and techno, filled with surprises. An unmissable act, catch Magda on the Cocoon Heroes stage at Future Music Festival.

For more information and tickets head to the Future Music Festival website and check out the full lineup here.

Future Music Festival 2013 Dates

02.03.13 - Brisbane, March Doomben Racecourse
03.03.13 - Perth, Arena Joondalup
09.03.13 - Sydney, Randwick Racecourse
10.03.13 - Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse
11.03.13 - Adelaide, Bonython Park

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