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Future Music Festival Just Added Darude To Their 2015 Lineup

Written by Music Feeds on December 18, 2014

After Peking Duk outed themselves as shameless crowd-pleasers at Stereosonic this year, dropping the oft-aped, never-fail 1999 trance anthem Sandstorm to rapturous acclaim, Future Music Festival organisers have gone one better and added the man himself, Darude, to their lineup for 2015.

Demand for Darude down under has been steadily building this year, and Future Music have taken note. The festival left the bulk of the announcement to 28-year-old Melburnian Rei Barker, who has this year been campaigning to bring Darude to Australia, even starting a Pozible campaign to help get things moving.

“It wasn’t successful,” says Barker in a video posted to Facebook this morning. “But Future Music have come in and saved the day… chipped in the rest and now Darude is coming to play Future Music. It’s going to be fucking awesome.”

Darude, aka Finnish producer Ville Virtanen, has sold over 2.5 million copies of Sandstorm and though he may have never topped his breakout hit that doesn’t mean he’s been dragged out of retirement. The now-Atlanta-based DJ remained active through the 2000s, with a fourth album due for release some time next year. And if he doesn’t play Sandstorm at Future, well, we’re sure Peking Duk won’t be too far away.

Full festival details below.

Watch: Darude – Sandstorm

Future Music Festival 2015 Lineup

The Prodigy
Knife Party
Martin Garrix
Die Antwoord
2 Chainz
Robin Schulz
Gorgon City
Yellow Claw
Cocoon presents Sven Väth
Art Department
Apollonia : Shonky
Dan Ghenacia
Dyed Soundorom
+ more to be announced

Saturday, 28th February 2015
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney (18+)
Tickets: Future Music Festival

Sunday, 1st March 2015
Arena Joondalup, Perth (18+)
Tickets: Future Music Festival

Saturday, 7th March 2015
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Future Music Festival

Sunday, 8th March 2015
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Future Music Festival

Monday, 9th March 2015
Adelaide Showground, Adelaide (15+)
Tickets: Future Music Festival

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