The folk at Harvest Festival are overjoyed to announce that Melbourne Harvest has officially sold-out and deeply thank the wonderful music and arts-loving folk of Victoria. As a result of this epic outcome, the decision has been made to provide a unique, one-off opportunity for those who missed out on tickets to miss out no more. Harvest is elated to announce a SECOND MELBOURNE EVENT. This special additional show will take place at Werribee Park on Saturday 10th November with tickets on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd August, at 9am.
Along with this incredibly exciting leap in the Harvest evolution, we are proud also 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.
And they'll be joining:
Beck - Sigur Ros - Grizzly Bear - Mike Patton's Mondo Cane - Ben Folds Five - Santigold - Beirut - Cake - The Dandy Warhols - The Black Angels - Chromatics - Ozomatli - Liars - F**k Buttons - The War On Drugs - Dark Dark Dark