Entertainment

Future Music Festival a smash hit

Skrillex performing at the Future Music Festival.
Skrillex performing at the Future Music Festival. Julian Smith

SOMETIMES I get a good feeling I heard this song five minutes ago.

And yet it didn't get tired.

From Skrillex to Zane Lowe, Avicii's Levels was a smash for Future Music Festival, at Brisbane's Doomben Racecourse on Saturday.

And though the recently Grammy-ed dub-step master Skrillex had already banged out his The Doors collaboration Breakn A Sweat that didn't stop a few other DJs pulling it out.

The death-pit was in full force for Skrillex late in the afternoon, though his set would be better placed at night fall when the flames behind him could have full effect.

The Las Venus stage was a clear favourite from the get-go hosting Jessie J, Skrillex, Fat Boy Slim and closing with Swedish House Mafia.

The live stage, Mazda2 Flamingo had everyone from The Naked and Famous, Friendly Fires, The Rapture, The Wombats and New Order.

For the most part the live acts weren't drawing the numbers.

The Wombats were the most popular with a clean but uneventful set of hits from last year's The Modern Glitch including Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves) and the arm raising Jump Into The Fog.

The highlight however was the dance friendly Let's Dance To Joy Division.

The grounds were already wet but the rain managed to hold out until the evening as Flux Pavilion enticed a death-pit for their bass heavy set.

The mood at the Ear Storm Records stage soon changed with the arrival of the UK's Zane Lowe.

The UK radio presenter's set was more dance friendly than the previous dub-steppers.

The narrow area for this stage couldn't contain the crowd for Knife Party's set with the fence literally coming down on several occasions leaving security to scramble to contain punters.

The Australian duo (including Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen of Pendulum) worked the crowd into a frenzy with their current hit Internet Friends, the Swedish House Mafia collaboration Antidote and the Skrillex (who appeared briefly on stage) collaboration Zoology.

Peering from front of stage and high-fiving VIPs was Die Antwoord's Ninja, while Y-Landi Visser shied away in a black hoody.

Swedish House Mafia's Axwell fist-pumped his way along the fence line before making his way to the Las Venus stage where the trio, including Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, enjoyed a large contingent of the 35,000 strong crowd for the closing set.

Though the rain fell on cue as the curtain rose to the three a-top a 10-metre podium creating an awe inspiring atmosphere; after a day of mud, death-pits and energetic sets the trio's electro house wasn't pulling punches for everyone.

As the rain set in the mud-caked crowd made their way out the front gates.

Topics:  future music festival music music festival


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Getting the right message

Bridie Duggan who was awarded the Northern Territory Australian of the Year.

Bridie receives top honour as NT Young Australian of the Year.

Pet owners beware of snakes

Pet owners are urged to be on alert for snakes biting pets.

There is renewed warnings of monitoring pets in case of snake bites.

Final week for entries

BE QUICK: CQ News' Santa's Little Helper Competition has one week left.

The CQ News Santas' Little Helper competition has one week left.

Local Partners

Local jobs a priority

Labor to hold a round-table discussing local jobs.

Beating the heat in the school holidays

Ellie Dyer on the monkey bars at a fun filled playground.

Looking for something to do these school holidays?

Santa is coming to Isaac libraries

CHRISTMAS CRAFT: Join in the special Story Time sessions at Isaac Libraries December 5 to 9 and create your own Christmas craft like Sophia, Evie and Ashley Williams.

Santa is dropping in to the libraries in the Isaac Region.

Warm up your voice for the Rotary Carols

The Rotary Carols by Candlelight is on this Sunday.

The Central Highlands Rotary Carols is on this weekend.

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Amy Schumer thanks Barbie trolls for hateful comments

Amy Schumer is in the lead role for the new Barbie movie

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!