Future Music Festival is the product of Australian events company Future Entertainment, with its first incarnation called Two Tribes - a yearly dance event which took place in Melbourne and Sydney, the latter at Homebush Showgrounds.
The festival's first edition as Future Music Festival began in 2006 as a one day independent event at Sydney's Royal Randwick Racecourse. In 2008 it expanded into a big travelling festival similar to that of fellow festivals Big Day Out and Soundwave, which visited Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with The Chemical Brothers as the headliners, along with a variety of other electronic, dance and indie acts.
Since 2008, the Future Music Festival has annually travelled to Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide during a two-week period. In December 2011, Future Entertainment announced that the Future Music Festival was expanding out to Asia for the 2012 festival with an event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, again headlined by The Chemical Brothers who headlined the first ever Future Music Festival in Australia. The Asian leg of the festival is similar to the one in Australia with a mixture of local and international acts.
The tag for the 2013 edition is Mexican themed, going by the name 'Day Of The Dead-set Awesome,' a pun on the Central American nation's national holiday. Headliners in 2013 include Avicii, The Prodigy, The Stone Roses and K-pop sensation Psy, who is making his second appearance in the country follwing a brief visit in 2012 to perform his viral hit 'Gangnam Style'.