Future Fusion : The Impressive festival in Africa
It aims to fuse the most inspiring, genuine and forward thinking electronic artists from past, present and future with a touch of speculative goodness to please even the pickiest of ears.
The Inaugural festival dons a ‘Futuristic Safari‘ theme and is held over seven carefully constructed stages and arenas to provide a multi-sensory experience presenting over 60 international and local artists. These include a slew of first time performances in Africa.
One of the biggest names to be announced is Detroit techno pioneer Carl Craig, who runs the seminal Planet E label and has released too many amazing EPs and LPs to be mentioned. He has also put out some of the most classic remixes of the dance genre and has mixed it up for fabric whilst headlining every major club and festival going, both as a DJ and live act. His soulful and futuristic sound is in a class of one.
Dennis Ferrer is of similar importance to the house genre. As chief of the Objectivity label he has nurtured a go to outlet for the finest club sounds of the day from himself, as well as young guns like The Martinez Brothers. He has also released with Jerome Sydenham on Ibadan Records, and Defected and has a unique tech and soul sound that own dance floors over the world. Joining these two big names will be stars from Hot Creations and Noir Records including like Lee Foss and Coyu, Innervisions pair Ame and Henrik Schwarz, Mathew Dekay and Miguel Campbell and many more besides.
8000 of Africa’s electronic enthusiasts will have three days to experience this outright boastful production featuring large main stages, big top tents, a sunken round dam arena, an old sleeping hall- we mean warehouse- the backyard BBQ, a forest arena for all the bush babies and the smallest nightclub in Africa right on site.
The scenic location will offer patrons the option of three natural dams, a paintball area, Urban Arts, exquisite cuisine and gourmet foods, Safaris, morning Helicopter rides, an outdoor cinema, VIP Pool parties, party Boma areas and a variety of accommodation options.
Here’s a selection of the stage concepts:
Impala Fields Main Stage
Thatched Roof Warehouse
Green Green Grass Arena
All Stars Big Top
The Dam Arena
Lakeside Urban Arts & Chill Village
Hungry Town – Gourmet cuisines and food stalls
These appetising options would be nothing without the real reason many of South African’s will flock to Future Fusion Festival on April 24th, 25th and 26th 2015. The festival is partner to a jaw dropping line up of record labels such as Just Move Records, NomadiQ Music and Do it Now Recordings along with partners that have spoiled the country’s dance floors for decades. The artists are a carefully selected legacy to the global underground and house music movement, both past, present and future.
The festival is held in Rietfontein, a mountainous setting, on Manzini wild life resort just 18km from Potchefstroom towards Vereeniging, just south of Johannesburg.
“Together at, FFF HQ, we worked day and night, hand selecting artists and brands for the line-up and to create the most innovative and daring production setups. The stage designs and entertainment options are in a scenic setting that is both wild and breathtakingly beautiful. We want nothing more than to provide you with a truly memorable festival experience with an eccentric focus on the sound quality and music,” said Rickhard Hein, Director of BreatheOut Entertainment, the company spearheading FFF.
Our decade has seen a monumental boom in electronic music and South Africa is currently at its core. The sub Saharan cradle of humankind is now under a global spotlight for its catapulting electronic and house music culture.
All in all these are very exciting times in South Africa’s dance music history so come and UNLEASH YOUR INNER-GROOVE