It’s been a big week of announcements so far from Future HQ – first, 200+ Aussies added to the line-up, then the premiere of ‘Nasty’, the brand new track from The Prodigy – and now we’ve got another corker to share: Adelaide’s ARIA-winning hip-hop kings the Hilltop Hoods have joined the Future Music Festival 2015 line-up!
Making their very first appearance ever on a Future bill, we’re thrilled to welcome the multi-platinum outfit to the party. The band are going to tear up the stages across the country alongside other killer names on the newly unveiled Future Live Stage, Presented By Pringles.
The Hoods’ have had an incredible six months, releasing another #1 smash album (their fourth chart-topper, FYI) in August 2014’s Walking Under Stars, their seventh studio album taking out the ARIA for Best Urban Album last year. Meanwhile their irrepressible, irresistible single ‘Cosby Sweater’ (listen here)
is racing towards triple platinum, reaching #1 on ARIA’s Urban charts and #4 on the Singles Chart – making it their most successful single to date, still in the Top 10 five months since its release. Add to that a huge sell-out national tour across Oz and dates across the globe, one thing’s for certain: their set at Future is going to be absolutely epic!
“We are very excited to be announcing we are coming to Future Music Festival this year. This is our first time so you got to come hang with us. We’re going to be bringing our man Mr Plutonic Lab, we’re gonna have our horn section, DJ Debris getting be healthy and sexy… so see you soon Future.”
MCs Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris first smashed through to the mainstream with their 2004 triple j hit ‘The Nosebleed Section’. In 2006 they released #1 platinum LP The Hard Road, which won them a J Award, while their subsequent two albums have also gone double platinum. Each year the band also launch the ‘Hilltop Hoods Initiative’, which awards a $10,000 grant to emerging artists – in 2015 the round will open next week.
“No one left the venue with any energy, everyone left with a smile … They are super talented. If you go to a Hilltop Hoods show you will have fun, and that is what music is all about.” – The AU Review
Joining the Hoods on the Future Live Stage, Presented By Pringles is an all-star cast – including the headlining man himself, Drake, whose solo arena shows in Sydney and Melbourne are now officially SOLD OUT, with all other states selling quickly. Sydney and Melbourne: Future is your ONLY chance to catch Drizzy’s massive, state of the art stage and sound production – direct from the USA – in the flesh!
Also on this stage, get ready to catch sets from Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz (who has just launched a new label The Real University, aka T.R.U); honorary Aussie Example, who just moved to Australia and had his first baby with wife Erin McNaught; ‘Nobody To Love’ chart-toppers Sigma; British duo Gorgon City; and ‘Hideaway’ breakoutstar Kiesza, who recently teamed up with bad-boy Joey Bada$$ for his track ‘Teach Me’ – stream it here.
Future are excited to welcome Pringles onboard in 2015 and look forward to delivering one killer stage! We’ve got two more announcements coming your way this week – get set for more big reveals tomorrow.
FUTURE LIVE STAGE
presented by Pringles
Hilltop Hoods – just announced!!
+ hosted by Tenzin
*line-up may vary from city to city – check website for full info.
FUTURE SUMMER ’15:
Sat 28 Feb Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney (18+)
Sun 1 Mar HBF Arena, Joondalup (Perth) (18+)
Sat 7 Mar Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (18+)
Sun 8 Mar Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (18+)
Mon 9 Mar Adelaide Showground, Adelaide (15+)