After finalising its strong international lineup including Beck, Sigur Ros, Grizzly Bear and many more, along with cementing some homegrown talent from Triple J Unearthed, as well as introducing their 2012 Arts program; Harvest Festival is just about ready to blossom into it second year as we edge closer to its November showing.
The music festival has already sold out in Melbourne, before adding an extra date that allowed Foundation Members access to either of its weekend shows at Werribee Park, and according to organisers, Sydney’s event at Parramatta Park is very close to selling out also.
Today, Harvest provides even more reason to get excited, by unveiling the timetables for all three events in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens.
So the big question is whether there are any major clashes, and really with such a stellar lineup, there’s going to be some toing-and-froing but the biggest decision making seems to come earlier in the day. Will you miss out on the sharp indie sounds of Los Campesinos! to imbibe on The War On Drugs psych-folk? Forgo the avant-garde angles of Liars in favour of Silversun Pickups effervescent alt-rock?
As for the headliners, it might be slightly surprising to see that Beck is in fact playing before Sigur Ros, with his set gracing the main stage before the ethereal Icelandic group close for an hour-and-a-half set while Santigold and Crazy P close out the Windmill and Big Red Tractor stages.
The other major niggle may be that Grizzly Bear fans will have to sacrifice half of their set if they want to catch the tail-end of Beck’s set, or if you were a fan of Fuck Buttons, you better hope you got tickets to the Grizzly Bear sideshow.
Producing a running time that will satisfy everybody is impossible for a festival of this scale, the best advice is to take a closer look below and start planning your day, being sure to take in the recently announced Arts lineup for Harvest 2012, featuring over 400 artists working on 80 acts and installations – from the playful to the ethereal, the thought provoking to the downright jaw-dropping
That or start bartering for those exclusive sideshows… including Grizzly Bear, Beirut and The War On Drugs, on top of Dexy’s sideshows, a double slot between Santigold and Crazy P; as well as fellow musical cohorts Ben Folds Five and Cake, a co-headline show from Silversun Pickups & The Dandy Warhols - and of course Beck’s one-and-only sideshow.
You can view the full timetables below, and click the image for the full size:
Harvest Festival 2012 Full Lineup
BECK / SIGUR ROS/ MIKE PATTON’S MONDO CANE / GRIZZLY BEAR / BEN FOLDS FIVE / SILVERSUN PICKUPS / BEIRUT / SANTIGOLD / CAKE / THE DANDY WARHOLS / DEXYS / THE BLACK ANGELS / CHROMATICS / CRAZY P / LIARS / FUCK BUTTONS / LOS CAMPESINOS! / THE WAR ON DRUGS / DARK DARK DARK / RIVER CITY EXTENSION / DARK HORSES / WINTER PEOPLE
with THE MURLOCS / LURCH & CHIEF / TIGERTOWN / THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON playing selected dates.
Harvest Festival 2012 Dates and Tickets:
Sat 10th Nov – Melbourne, Werribee Park
Sun 11th Nov – Melbourne, Werribee Park – SOLD OUT
Sat 17th Nov – Sydney, Parramatta Park
Sun 18th Nov – Brisbane, City Botanic Gardens
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