UPDATE 01/09/16: The legit 2017 FOMO Festival lineup has finally arrived, and it’s tasty.
ORIGINAL STORY: A ‘leaked’ FOMO Festival lineup is unfortunately not all it’s cracked up to be, despite naming some mind-blowing international headliners including Desiigner and Diplo for the 2017 edition of the festival.
Someone sent the peeps over at Pedestrian a ‘leaked’ FOMO 2017 festival lineup, containing some absolutely massive internationals (and some sick local acts). The names mentioned include Desiigner, Diplo, Justice, DJ Snake, Little Dragon, Ryan Hemsworth, Duke Dumont, Mura Masa, Chainsmokers, Golden Features, Empire Of The Sun, George Maple, Flosstradamus and GG Magree.
Now before you get too exited, we must point out the obvious. Firstly, Desiigner’s name is spelt wrong. Additionally, Diplo and DJ Snake are touted as playing Sydney only, which seems pretty whack for such massive acts.
While FOMO promoters BBE told Pedestrian that some of the names listed are in fact on their latest artist roster, the company tells Music Feeds that the lineup image is a fake.
In a statement, BBE says, “We’ve seen that lineup and we’re super flattered that someone would make a fake poster in just our second year (that sort of thing is normally reserved for Splendour and Coachella), but with artist names spelt wrong, and many of those acts playing conflicting dates that couldn’t possibly be true – although it looks epic!”
BBE have also revealed that you won’t have too wait much longer for the real announcement, which is being announced live on triple j from 12:30pm AEST tomorrow, 1st September.
FOMO Festival, which began in Brisbane last year, is expanding to Sydney and Adelaide in 2017. Pre-release tickets have already sold out despite no official lineup being announced, but first release tickets will go on sale when the official lineup drops tomorrow, so stay tuned.
Catch festival dates and ticket details, below.
Watch: FOMO 2016 Official Aftermovie
FOMO Festival 2017
First release tickets on sale Thursday, 1st September
Friday, 6th January
Saturday, 7th January
Sunday, 8th January