No Future for Mark Ronson

MARK Ronson has pulled out of Future Music Festival 2012 a mere week after he agreed to perform.

Ronson, one of the world's leading artists and in-demand music producers, pulled out due to "opportunities he could not decline", a festival statement revealed.

The statement also said: "Throughout discussions relating to Mark Ronson's return, the scheduling of numerous other engagements was always the biggest factor in securing his next visit.

"Unfortunately, scheduled engagements, which we had hoped to clear, and opportunities that Mark could not decline, needed to take priority over his performance at Future Music Festival in 2012.

"It is with this news that we regrettably advise Mark Ronson will be unable to appear at the festival this season.

"Future Entertainment however remains in close discussions with his management about another suitable time for him to return."

The revised line up is as follows:

2nd line-up ...

NEW ORDER (UK)

FRIENDLY FIRES (UK)

GYM CLASS HEROES (USA)

ZANE LOWE (UK)

KNIFE PARTY (AUS/UK)

PROFESSOR GREEN (UK)

DUBFIRE (USA)

JOHN O'CALLAGHAN (IRE)

OLIVER HUNTEMANN (GER)

FLUX PAVILION (UK)

ORJAN NILSEN (NOR)

PORTER ROBINSON (USA)

KILL THE NOISE (USA)

TyDi (AUS)

RUBY ROSE (AUS)

TIMMY TRUMPET (AUS)

Join already announced stars ...

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA (SWE)

FATBOY SLIM (UK)

PAUL van DYK (GER)

TINIE TEMPAH (UK)

THE WOMBATS (UK/NOR)

CHASE & STATUS - LIVE (UK)

SKRILLEX (US)

JESSIE J (UK)

THE RAPTURE (US)

SVEN VATH (GER)

DIE ANTWOORD (SA)

APHEX TWIN - LIVE (UK)

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS (NZ)

GARETH EMERY (UK)

JAMIE JONES (UK)

JAMES MURPHY & PAT MAHONEY (LCD SOUNDSYSTEM/ DFA) (US)

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR (US)

AZARI & III (CAN)

FRANK OCEAN (US)

ALEX METRIC (UK)

HOLY GHOST! (US)

JUAN MACLEAN (UK)

BENOIT & SERGIO (GER)
HORSE MEAT DISCO (UK)

STAFFORD BROTHERS (AUS)

National Tour Dates 2011

Brisbane - Saturday 3rd March - Doomben Racecourse

Perth - Sunday 4th March - Arena Joondalup

Sydney - Saturday 10th March - Royal Randwick Racecourse

Melbourne - Sunday 11th March - Flemington Racecourse

Adelaide - Monday 12th March - Ellis Park

Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster


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