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Future Music Festival Asia moves from KL to Singapore

Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA), which had previously been held in Malaysia, will make its move to Singapore for the long-term.

This follows the cancellation of the third night of the festival in Kuala Lumpur this year after six Malaysians died of drug overdose and another 16 people were hospitalised for drug-related reasons.

Several Singaporeans were also hospitalised after a suspected drug overdose and two were charged in KL over drug offences in March. 

According to group CEO Iqbal Ameer, FMFA has plans to stay in Singapore for the long-term and will be setting itself up as Asia's largest music festival over the next three years.

The exact location for the festival is being kept under wraps for now but Iqbal says: "What I can say is that we fell in love with the place from the moment we saw it for its sheer size and amazing infrastructure, and we are very sure the fans will too."

The line-up is also a secret for now but the Australian counterpart for 2015 boasts Avicii, The Prodigy and Drake as some of its headliners.

The line-up will be announced Dec 1.

Reaction to the news has been mixed.

Some Malaysians are upset because tickets to the event are likely to be more expensive here.

 

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