Hey Melbourne, it’s a public holiday tomorrow, which means that you have permission to go absolutely ape, if you wish, at the Future Music Festival at Flemington Racecourse today!
Tens of thousands of punters will be heading along to today’s extravaganza, which contains one of the most diversely impressive line-ups in the festival’s history.
Provided he got through yesterday’s leg in Sydney OK following his health issues last week, Avicii will be primed and ready to go as the EDM headliner.
The Stone Roses and The Prodigy will be slayin’ the stage towards the end of the night, while Dizzee Rascal, Bloc Party, hometown heroes The Temper Trap, and Fun. are sure to be drawcards as well. And, everyone will be going mental (the horses may just nod their heads from the stables away from the track as well) when PSY pumps out Gangnam Style during his half hour set in the late afternoon.
Music Feeds has put together all the info you need to make sure you get to the festival safely and have a killer day out. The timetable and map are at the bottom of the page, while public transport info is located right below that. For all other questions, hit up the Melbourne page on the Future Music Festival’s official website.
Organisers highly recommend taking public transport to the Future Music Festival at Flemington Racecourse as there is limited parking around the festival area. The Top Gear Live! event is also happening at the Melbourne Shwogrounds across the road, so if you’re still thinking of going by car, you’re gonna be hard-pressed to find a spot.
To get to Future Music Festival, special trains will depart from Flinders Street Station (platforms 8 and 9), stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne stations, then run express to Flemington Racecourse station. Make sure you have a cashed-up and valid Myki Card for the journey.
Trains to Flemington Racecourse will depart Flinders Street every:
– 8 minutes between 10:30am and 3:00pm
– 10 minutes between 3:00pm and 4:00pm
– 20 minutes between 4:00pm and 8:00pm
At the end of the night, Trains will depart from Flemington Racecourse and go along the same route, stopping at North Melbourne and Southern Cross before arriving at Flinders Street.
Trains to Flinders Street will depart Flemington every:
– 10 minutes between 3:20pm and 4:20pm
– 20 minutes between 4:20pm and 8:20pm
– 8 minutes between 8:20pm and 9:40pm
– 5 minutes between 9:40pm and 11:30pm
For more information visit www.metrotrains.com.au.
Extra trams will operate as Route 57a between Stop 1 Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, and Stop 32 Sandown and Epsom Roads via Elizabeth Street, Flemington Road, Racecourse Road and Epsom Road. The first additional tram will leave from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Street at 11:10am. Trams stop at Flemington Racecourse on Epsom Road near the entry to the festival. The last tram returns from Epsom Rd at 11:33pm. The tram ride will take around 15-20 minutes each way.
For more information visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au.