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Pharrell Williams To Play Headline Australian Dates, Future Music Festival

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 23rd January, 2014

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The organisers of Future Music Festival 2014 have announced that one of the biggest names in pop, hip-hop, and R&B, Pharrell Williams, will tour Australia this March as a headlining addition to FMF 2014 in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with sideshows set for Perth and Brisbane.

“Australia is such a fun place for music – I’ve always had amazing experiences there. Looking forward to seeing all the fans come out for Future Music Festival – can’t wait to perform and show them my gratitude,” said Pharrell, who’s coming off a year spent at the top of the charts.

2013 saw the man known as Skateboard P score hit singles with Robin Thicke and T.I., as well as his own, Oscar-nominated number one with Happy, for which he unveiled a world’s first 24-hour music video starring Magic Johnson, Steve Carrell, Jamie Foxx, and Jimmy Kimmel.

Since Pharrell will be attending the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, Future Music organisers have announced that Perth and Brisbane will each receive a special sideshow. FMF 2014 ticket-holders in these cities will be offered an exclusive discount to the shows via an emailed pre-sale offer.

GQ Magazine’s ‘Hitmaker of the Year,’ Pharrell is known for his work as The Neptunes with co-producer Chad Hugo, who are behind some of the most enduring pop and hip-hop tunes of the new millennium, including hits by Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Jay-Z.

Pharrell is also the frontman of N.E.R.D., his band with Hugo and Shay Haley, who have themselves scored numerous hits like Lapdance, Rock Star, She Wants To Move, and Hot N’ Fun, off of acclaimed albums like 2001’s In Search Of…, 2004’s Fly Or Die, and 2008’s Seeing Sounds.

See one of the most creative minds working in music today live, before he unveils his much-awaited second solo album, the follow-up to 2006’s In My Mind. Also appearing at Future Music Festival 2014, Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phoenix, Hardwell, and many more.

See the full FMF 2014 lineup, as well as dates, venues, and ticketing details for Pharrell Williams’ upcoming sideshows, below.

Watch: Pharrell’s Australian greeting video

Future Music Festival 2014 Lineup

Pharrell Williams

joining

Deadmau5
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phoenix
Hardwell
Knife Party
Eric Prydz
Rudimental
Tinie Tempah
Chase & Status
Sub Focus
Netsky
2 Chainz
Kaskade
Dada Life
Porter Robinson
Naughty Boy
Cut Copy
Paul van Dyk
Markus Schulz
ATB
Chuckie
Arty
R3Hab
Martin Garrix
Baauer
Monsta
Helena
Adventure Club Carnage
Bassjackers
Deniz Koyu
Dannic
Dyro
Stafford Brothers
Timmy Trumpet
Walden
Tenzin
Will Sparks
Helena
Sven Vath
Dubfire
Maya Jane Coles
Paul Kalkbrenner
Gesaffelstein Live
Brodinski
Kaytranada
Gorgon City
Guy Gerber
Luciano

Future Music Festival Australian Tour Dates 2014

Saturday, 1st March
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tix: Via Future Music Festival

Sunday, 2nd March
Arena Joondalup, Perth
Tix: Via Future Music Festival

Saturday, 8th March
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Tix: Via Future Music Festival

Sunday, 9th March
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Tix: Via Future Music Festival

Monday, 10th March
Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide
Tix: Via Future Music Festival

Pharrell Williams Future Music Festival 2014 Sideshows

Tickets on sale 12:00pm local time Monday, 3rd February

Wednesday, 12th March 2014 (All Ages)
The Marquee, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tix: Via Moshtix | 1300 438 849

Friday, 14th March 2014 (All Ages)
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Tix: Via Ticketmaster | 136 100

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