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Future Music Festival Asia - Complete Guide

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Future Music Festival Asia 2013 in Malaysia is on the 15th and 16th March 2013 at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor.

The 2nd time around, this is the countries biggest music festival held over two days with a line up of international DJs and performers.

For this year, The FMFA 2013 will see special guests all the way from Gangnam, Psy performing for the first time in Malaysia.

Not only that, the god of trance, Armin Van Buuren will also take the stage while old school electronic masters The Prodigy will also be on stage.

Future Music Festival Asia - Complete Guide

Poster for Future Music Festival Asia
Future Music Festival Asia 2013

One of the biggest shows will be ASOT 600 - An Expedition in Kuala Lumpur by Armin van Buuren who is currently the leading trance master around the world.

This will also be Armin's first ASOT in Malaysia for the trance lovers which will be held on Friday, March 15th, 2013.

Titled “A State Of Trance 600: The Expedition World Tour” this stunning show will take place right here in KL, South East Asia for the very first time.

ASOT600 celebrates Armin’s 600th radio show episode, that has an estimated 20 million music lovers from across the globe tuning in.

Artist performing at the Future Music Festival Asia 2013 are;

  • Armin Van Buuren
  • The Prodigy
  • Psy - Gangnam Style
  • Bloc Party
  • Rita Ora
  • The Temper Trap
  • Fun
  • Rudimental
  • Feed me 'With Teeth'
  • Kill the Noise
  • Zeds Dead
  • DJ Fresh Live
  • Borgore
  • Stafford Brothers
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Tenzin
Photo of Future Music Festival Asia

This is the second time the FMFA is happening here in Malaysia where the first Future Music Festival Asia 2012 was held at the same venue last year to a very successful crowd.

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The crowd at FMFA 2012

Ticket holders, please take note: Future Music Festival Asia is only for those aged 18 years and older only. Please remember to bring your photo ID.

Nobody wants to get to the entrance and be turned away because you forgot to bring your identity card.

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The scene at the Future Music Festival Asia
Below are some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for the FMFA 2013.

Can I buy FMFA 2013 Tickets at the venue in Sepang? 
Yes, they have a ticket counter there but you will be paying full price for the tickets.

How long does it take to get to FMFA 2013? 
If you are staying in one of the Kuala Lumpur Hotels or in Petaling Jaya, it takes about 40 to 60 minutes depending on traffic. Yes, Malaysia is well known for Ad-hawk traffic jams for no reason.

How to go to the Future Music Festival Asia? 
There are limited options via public transport. Below is a list of them;
  • Bus: Take the LCCT Bus (SkyBus or Yellow Bus) from KL Sentral and make sure you tell the driver you want to stop at the Sepang Track. 
  • No luggage is allowed to be stored on the bus as they make a quick stopover by the road. There is also the Airport Coach Bus from Duta Bus Station that goes to the airports.
  • Taxi: One-way trips there from KL will cost about RM70-100 depending on the type of taxi and the best is to get a taxi from KL Sentral where they sell fixed priced coupons.
  • Car Pool: Hopping into a friend's car is the best, only if you have friends going for this and make sure the driver does not drink!

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What the Future Music Festival looks like
I am driving to Sepang, is there enough parking there? 
Oh yes, yes, yes! There are loads of parking space but you need to go early to get a good spot.

When is the best time to go there? 
I would personally advise you to get there before 6.00 pm, avoid the traffic jam and crowds.
Is there a train service to FMFA 2013
Unfortunately, there is no direct service but there is the KLIA Express (RM35 one way) or KLIA Transit from KL Sentral that stops at the main KLIA terminal, but from there, you need to catch a taxi or take the LCCT Shuttle Bus and stop at Sepang Circuit.

How do I get back to KL from Sepang?
I understand that there may be a special bus service, but please check on this. Taxis will usually wait by the main road, but they will charge you their own price. It could range from RM100 - RM200 per cab!

The maximum is four to a taxi. If you really depend on public transport, the best is to share a cab. Maybe you can make some friends with those who drove there?

Can I walk there? 
Unfortunately, you can't, unless you start your journey from KL at about 10 in the morning.

If I get hungry or thirsty, is there any food and drinks there?
Yes, of course, lots of food and drinks sold at the venue. Never go hungry or thirsty at FMFA!

Are there any shops there? 
Not brick and mortar, but stalls more like it. They sell souvenirs, t-shirts, glow sticks and some other stuff. Bring extra money if you want FMFA Souvenirs.

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Chemical Brothers at FMFA 2012

Can I bring my huge expensive camera? 
Only if you are the media.. nah, Yes you can, including your tablets, mobiles, and smartphones. The smart ones bring the new micro two thirds as they are small and powerful. The smarter ones just bring their Samsung Note 2. What? iPhone? What's that?

Ok, is there a mobile phone service or more importantly, 3G or 4G data service for my smartphone? I want to upload pictures to my Instagram and Facebook to tell the whole world that I am there!
Yes, of course, you social media junkie! There is Digi, Celcom, Maxis, Yes, U-Mobile and Mobikom...wait a minute, the last company is history!

What if I get a little sick?
There is a Red Cross tent at FMFA. But please bring your own Panadols if you think the music will give you headaches.

What if I get bored? 
Erm.... last year, there was a carnival area where there was a Ferris Wheel and some games. Otherwise, you can take a cab and head over to KLIA and see the planes take off? Or maybe head back to Zouk in KL and party there cause the DJs there are much better than this lineup?

Finally, are there toilets at the FMFA 2013? And are they clean? 
Oh, you will be surprised, mobile toilets by the rows! Pick and choose your booth! (Rainforest Music Festival 2013, please take note!) They are cleaned regularly and there are a few sections available for mobile toilets.

Final Thoughts on the Future Music Festival Asia Guide

If you are traveling from Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei or even Thailand, make sure you book your hotels ahead.

There are also bus services from KL to Sepang while if you take a taxi, it could be quite difficult getting one back after midnight.

Well, there are taxis that wait there but they will charge you a bomb to get back to the city.

If you have any other questions, please do ask them here, I will try my best to assist you. Better, if you have any additional tips, please do share them here so that every one that is going there can enjoy the Future Music Festival Asia in Malaysia.


Anonymous said...

When does the big party starts and when does it ends? Is it possible to take the LCCT bus back to KL Sentral? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello :) I've already purchased my tickets. I was born in the year 1995. I didn't have any problems entering Swedish House Mafia. Birthday is on 18th July 1995. Legally, I'm not 18 yet. But I was born in the year 1995, I can still enter right?