New York punk/funk/rock pioneers The Rapture will be playing on the upcoming Future Music Festival 2012 line-up.
This announcement comes after frontman Luke Jenner slipped a hint at a possible Rapture Australian Tour For March 2012 while talking to triple j mag last month.
“It hasn’t been announced yet, but I think in March hopefully we’ll be back for Future. I don’t think I’m technically supposed to tell you that, so let’s just keep that between you, me and the rest of Australia.”
Now Future Entertainment have officially confirmed them as the first band on the line-up.
It will be just over a year since they last graced Australian shores with their awesome live shows, and they have become firm festival favourites, winning over the crowds at Parklife, Southbound and Falls Festival.
The Rapture recently released their new album In The Grace of Your Love out now in Australia through Modular Recordings.
Update: Future Music Festival line up has been announced
Future Music Festival 2012 Line Up
Swedish House Mafia
Paul Van Dyke
Chase and Status (live)
Aphex Twin (live)
LCD Soundsystem DJs (James Murphy and Pat Mahony)
Naked and Famous
Hercules and Love Affair
Azari and Ill
Horse Meat Disco
The Juan MacLean
Benoit and Sergio
+ more to be announced
Future Music Festival 2012 Dates
Saturday 3rd March
Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane
Sunday 4th March
Arena Joondalup, Perth
Saturday 10th March
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Sunday 11th March
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Monday 12th March
Ellis Park, Adelaide