Due to illness, Beirut have had to cancel their remaining two Harvest performances. The band would like to apologize to their fans and promise to be back in the future.
We are proud to unveil another round of sterling acts to further deepen your Harvest experience.
Described by one music journalist as a ‘splendorous riot of beauty’, Harvest Festival is delighted to confirm the addition of adored LA outfit Silversun Pickups to the Harvest line-up. Riding in on the back of their latest album Neck of the Woods, released in May this year, the alt-rock icons will take you to climatic heights this November before leaving you for weeks afterwards in a blissed-out shoegaze haze.
Few bands could ever be described as idiosyncratic and hypnotically self-revealing as British outfit Dexys Midnight Runners. From classics ‘Come On Eileen’, ‘Because of You’ and ‘Geno’ to the brand new, typically gripping album, One Day I’m Going To Soar (already heralded by some music media as one of the best records of 2012 so far!), Dexys addition to Harvest is as bold as the band itself.
In 2002, they made their presence known, combining deep house, disco and a touch of Willy Wonka on their club hit ‘There’s A Better Place’. 10 years on and 5 impressive albums deep, the UK’s Crazy P (formerly known as Crazy Penis), return to Australia for Harvest to retain their title as one of the country’s most loved festival acts.
In February 2008 they released their much lauded debut album Hold On Now Youngster and in October that very same year they released it’s follow up, We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed. Ever since, this critically acclaimed seven-piece have continued to broaden their ambition along with their instrumentation; glockenspiels, melody horns, cow bells, handclaps, Casiotone keyboards, silliness and some indie snobbery thrown in, make up just a small part of this band’s symphonic-sized scope. From Wales to Harvest, we welcome Los Campesinos! on what will be their very first visit to Australia. If you’re not in awe of these joyously, dark-edged indie-pop spunks already, you will be by the time the sunsets over Harvest 2012.
Packing their tambo, strings and brass, New Jersey eight-piece, River City Extension, will be turning the picturesque Australian scenery into a rollicking journey across grassland Americana when they come to Harvest. With their latest release Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Your Anger brimming with the stomp-footed folk-rock that’s seen them leap scenes and genres, River City Extension will lead you to serenity before firing musical rounds at your feet and demanding that you get up and you damn well dance!
Already having mesmerized those of the finest tastes in the UK, this relatively new outfit, have supported both Kasabian and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in the few club shows they’ve played to date. Clad in dangerously tailored leather, with the hypnotic feel of a succubus, Dark Horses, are a seductive coven of neo-rock, theatrical, gothic punks. Their appearance at Harvest this November will mark their very first in Australia and be warned: they may well wrap their legs around you, sing softly in your ear and gently, lovingly crush you to death…and you will let them…
It’s been a long journey over a short period; from triple j unearthed two years ago to the Harvest stage in November, for this sprawling Sydney 6 piece. Boasting no fewer than two violin players and five vocalists, Sydney’s Winter People, combine pastoral harmonies of the old world with the bitter edges of the new, creating songs of the modern wilderness. Due to release their much awaited debut in September, Winter People will have you spell-bound when they take to the Harvest stage with a performance that promises to be nothing short of heartachingly intimate.
In November 2011, Australia experienced a festival akin to the picturesque models of those seen in gorgeous settings all over Europe. Acres of magnificent, natural environments beautified and transformed as surreal lighting and visual displays lit the paths from one stage to the next and mesmerizing sculptures and art installations coloured the mind and inspired the heart.
Within the stunning tactile environment drifted sounds and songs; many were known, others were not. They ranged from the ethereal, the explosive, the experimental, the prolific as well as the new, and by days end they shared one common theme - they were adored.
This November, Harvest will once again provide the rich tapestry in the Australian music and arts calendar, proudly unveiling a line-up spanning decades-long prominence to pioneering trailblazers.
Harvest is very proud to announce that – Beck - a man who’s graced the world with 11 of the finest albums and is currently working on the next, will be bringing his extensive repetoire to Harvest in November. Sigur Ros will shift light and space as their unique, cinematic soundscapes drift through the trees, being part of the vibrant, day-long, aural weave alongside Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, Grizzly Bear, Ben Folds Five, Beirut, Santigold, Cake, The Dandy Warhols, The Black Angels, Chromatics, Ozomatli, Liars, Fuck Buttons, The War on Drugs and Dark Dark Dark.
‘Remember what flights used to be like? When nobody hassled you and you didn’t have to take your shoes off, and throw away your liquids, and keep your baggage under some ridiculous limit, and the hostess didn’t charge you for a glass of water? That’s a pretty much how it was being at Harvest in Sydney.’ The Vine.
“It’s obvious that Harvest is one of the best curated Australian festivals of 2011, immaculate in its execution and in turn having drawn the kind of punter you don’t want to smack in the mouth. Harvest is a festival’s festival, and we hope it’s next iteration is just as special.” Faster Louder