It’s the final day of Future Music Festival’s massive week of announcements, and we’ve got one final stage rundown to unveil: the one and only Cocoon Stage!
Following on from the breathtaking success of world renowned Ibiza legend Sven Väth’s Cocoon Stage at Future in 2014, we couldn’t be more excited to have the acclaimed DJ back again. A true Future veteran, this is his seventh year with the festival. Arguably the world’s leading techno pioneer, with over 30 years behind the decks Sven has serious clout. His latest double CD release is out now: Sven Väth in the Mix: The Sound of the Fifteenth Season. “I am still an explorer with passion for music as my motor,” Väth told The Music recently. “I am not frightened of new talents and new crowds – I embrace them.”
Here’s what Sven Väth has to say about his return. “Future has become an annual highlight. With 11 manic months to follow, this is the biggest compliment I can give. There is nothing quite like being on the road in Australia. The crowds, the colleagues, the fantastic locations. I took some time off after the New Year and there can be no better way to kickstart 2015 than joining you all at FUTURE.”
If you’re looking for the underground party on site, the Cocoon Stage is seriously where it’s at. To cap it off, we also have two brand new internationals who’ll also play this stage: Seth Troxler and Green Velvet.
With a huge Aussie following, Seth Troxler is one of the most anticipated acts to head back down under. Fans who caught him in November know the Detroit-raised DJ is a true connoisseur. Troxler’s constant touring schedule and playful approach has won him plenty of accolades: in 2012 he was voted #1 spot on Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll, while that same year Rolling Stone magazine voted him #13 in their ‘25 DJs That Rule the Earth’. Troxler will soon release ‘Rogue Music’, a 12-inch collaboration with Phil Moffa on January 26… get a taste of it here.
Known for exploring themes from the comedic to the serious (and his monikers), Curtis Alan Jones – Green Velvet – is one of America’s most captivating producers and a man who makes “folk music for the rave scene”. One of Curtis’ best known creations, Green Velvet proudly wears a green Mohican and displays a dark sense of humour. ‘La La Land’, ‘The Stalker’, ‘Flash’, ‘Preacher Man’, ‘Answering Machine’, ‘Constant Chaos’, 2014’s ‘Bigger Then Prince’… check out his latest track with Patrick Topping, ‘Voicemail’, here. Green Velvet recently launched a new project called Get Real with Claude Von Stroke and is working on an LP with Carl Craig.
Rounding out the Cocoon Stage line-up are leaders of the French underground Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, and Dyed Soundorom – aka Apollonia – as well as Canadian power-house duo Art Department. Apollonia see three of Paris’s hottest DJs come together with a strict, one record each policy. Their debut album, Tour a Tour, was released in November, featuring freaky grooves, synths and deep house. Hailing from Toronto, Art Department are party animals! They scored #1 track of the year at the Beatport Awards in 2011 via ‘Without You’ and iTunes #2 ‘Best Electronic Album’ the same year. The duo’s second full-length, Natural Selection, was released late 2014; listen to it here.
Finally – those wanting to score the cheapest tickets, get in quick: Second Release tickets are almost sold out in all markets and prices will rise very, very soon. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Don’t suffer Future FOMO! Future ‘15 might just be the best day of your life.
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FUTURE SUMMER ’15:
Sat 28 Feb – Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney (18+) – Buy Tickets Here
Sun 1 Mar – Arena Joondalup, Perth (18+) – Buy Tickets Here
Sat 7 Mar – Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane (18+) – Buy Tickets Here
Sun 8 Mar – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (18+) – Buy Tickets Here
Mon 9 Mar – Adelaide Showground, Adelaide (15+) – Buy Tickets Here