Future Fusion Festival Lands In South Africa

Published On 27/02/2015 | News

Ever been a festival in a safari park? No? Well, your chance is coming up with Future Fusion Festival in South Africa. It sounds just as incredible as it will surely be… and the line-up more than matches the breathtaking location. It aims to fuse the most inspiring, genuine and forward thinking electronic artists from past, present and future with a touch of speculative goodness to please even the pickiest of ears.

The inaugural festival dons a ‘Futuristic Safari’ theme and is held over seven carefully constructed stages and arenas to provide a multi-sensory experience presenting over 60 international and local artists. These include a slew of first time performances in Africa.

One of the biggest names to be announced is Detroit techno pioneer Carl Craig, who runs the seminal Planet E label and has released too many amazing EPs and LPs to be mentioned. He has also put out some of the most classic remixes of the dance genre and has mixed it up for fabric whilst headlining every major club and festival going, both as a DJ and live act. His soulful and futuristic sound is in a class of one.

Meanwhile Dennis Ferrer is of similar importance to the house genre. As chief of the Objectivity label he has nurtured a go to outlet for the finest club sounds of the day from himself, as well as young guns like The Martinez Brothers. He has also released with Jerome Sydenham on Ibadan Records, and Defected and has a unique tech and soul sound that own dance floors over the world. Joining these two big names will be stars from Hot Creatons and Noir Records including like Lee Foss and Coyu, Innervisions pair Ame and Henrik Schwarz, Mathew Dekay and Miguel Campbell and many more besides.

8000 of Africa’s electronic enthusiasts will have three days to experience the festival’s amazing production featuring huge stages, big top tents, a sunken dam arena, a forest arena for all the bush babies and the smallest nightclub in Africa right on site.

The scenic location will offer patrons the option of three natural dams, a paintball area, urban arts, exquisite cuisine and gourmet foods, Safaris, morning Helicopter rides, an outdoor cinema, VIP Pool parties, party Boma areas and a variety of accommodation options.

Next level we’re sure you’ll agree.

Ticket registration is open now, more info here: www.futurefusionfest.com

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