Festival director Brett Robinson confirms that the massive Livescape festival will be moving to another location in Asia following the expiry of it’s Malaysian contract
The last edition of FMFA Malaysia turned out to be a total disaster for the organisers, as they were forced to cancel the third day of the event following a number of deaths at the festival. The festival also came under the radar for not providing refunds for the cancelled 3rd day, an issue which remains unresolved till date. All of these tremendous management disasters seemed to point towards the indication that the festival might need some changes.
Recently, in an interview with music blog The Music Network, FMFA festival director Brett Robinson confirmed that the festivals time in Malaysia has run it’s course, and the team are looking for a fresh new location for the Asian version of the massive Australian gathering. He mentions that the company’s contract in Kuala Lumpur was signed for 3 years, which has now expired.
” Yes, I can confirm that Future Music Festival Asia will not be taking place in Malaysia next year. It was a difficult decision to make because obviously, as a Malaysian company, we were extremely proud to have been able to organise Southeast Asia’s largest music festival in our own home. This was where it all started. The first ever Future Music Festival on foreign soil and it all began in Malaysia. We’ve had 3 great years here with some great partners like Malaysia Major Events who have been nothing but supportive of us in those 3 years. The decision to move FMFA out of Malaysia is one that makes business sense. It’s no secret that the landscape of the industry in this country has changed, but as born and bred Malaysians, Livescape is hopeful that things will change. FMFA will definitely be back home one day.”
What will be FMFA’s next destination? Stay tuned to the Sherp to find out.
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