Review: Future Music Festival Perth 2011


THIS year’s Future Music Festival was one of the biggest so far, hosting a variety of the hottest bands, DJs and singers from all over the world.

More than 40,000 people flocked to the Joondalup arena to hear their favourite bands and party until the sun goes down on 6 March.

The vast international line-up included The Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal, Pendulum, MGMT, Art vs. Science and Kesha.

The arena hosted six stages that had a little something for everybody, whether it was trance DJ Sven Vath or indie pop band, Gypsy and the cat.

Kesha was one of the biggest selling points of the festival and she did not disappoint.

She performed on the main stage just after 3pm to the one of the biggest crowds of the day.

People flocked to the stage and there was not a single person not on their feet.

She played up her crazy persona by wearing gold glitter hot pants with fishnet stockings and wore her infamous blue lipstick.

She performed hits from her latest albums, Animal and Cannibal, including “we are who we are”, “blow” and “Tik Tok”. She may not have the strongest vocals but she sure knows how to entertain.

Art Vs Science took to the stage next and they performed all of their big hits including “Parlez Vous Francais”, “Magic Fountain”, “Hollywood” and “Flippers”.

Their catchy songs had everyone singing along and they were definitely one of the best live performances at the festival.

Dizzee Rascal was one of the headline acts at the festival and the audience went crazy to his hit song ‘Bonkers’.

He really worked the crowd and actually interacted with the audience, something performers often lack. It was a hiphop performance but a lot of his songs had a pop element to them, as well as some amazing electro dance beats.

After Dizzee, crowds made their way to the smaller Mazda stage which reached full capacity in anticipation of Perth band Pendulum.

They blew the crowd away with their thumping beats and signature electro sound.

As they performed some of their hits including “Witchcraft”, “Tarantula” and “Propane Nightmares”, the stage was alight with lasers and smoke.

They definitely showed the crowd why they are one of the most popular bands to come out of Western Australia.

As Pendulum finished up, it was time for the final acts of the day including the main event, the London duo, The Chemical Brothers. They finished up the biggest festival of the season with an hour and a half of the best live electro in the world. They played all their big hits, including songs like “Do It Again”, and the crowd was jumping and dancing all the way to the end.

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