Beck To Headline Harvest 2012
News posted Thursday, June 14 2012 at 04:00 PM.
The line-up for the second annual Harvest Festival has dropped this afternoon on triple j, with a surprise headliner in Beck, who hasn’t toured Australia since the shelved V Festival in 2007.
Other acts announced include:
Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane
Ben Folds Five
The Dandy Warhols
The Black Angels
The War On Drugs
Dark Dark Dark
Harvest will take place in Melbourne on November 11, Sydney's Parramatta Park on November 17 and the Riverstage in Brisbane on November 18,
Last year’s event saw performances by The Flaming Lips, Portishead, Mercury Rev and The National. While gigs in Brisbane and Sydney went off without a hitch – Harvest was named Best Major Festival at the recent Sydney Music, Arts and Culture awards – the Melbourne leg at Werribee Park was beset by long queues for drinks and toilets, a beer shortage and questions about the effectiveness of a drink coupon system. However, organiser AJ Maddah vowed to resolve those issues in 2012. “We'll do much better next year,” he said via Twitter.
Maddah recently confirmed to M+N on Twitter that the festival's local component will be announced later in the year. "Aus bands are on later announcements as they usually have headline shows on sale that may be compromised," he said.
(Photo by Greg Bricknell)
Harvest Brisbane: Photos