Rumored for many months, the Harvest Festival is coming to Australia in November, with a stellar line-up of local and international acts.
Officially titled 'Harvest - A Civilized Gathering', the 3 date festival will be headlined by Portishead and The Flaming Lips, the former of which have not toured down under for thirteen years.
Interestingly, the festival comes from the same promotional team who put together the annual metal/hard-rock/punk festival 'Soundwave'. Head promoter AJ Maddah admitted that he has been trying to make the festival come to fruition "for close to seven years".
He went on to state "I needed to feel confident we had the right team assembled to make it happen, and now we have. For example, Harvest is partly inspired by Ireland's world-acclaimed and award-winning Electric Picnic festival - and we now have one of its founders Declan Forde on board programming our music."
The dates for the festival are:
Saturday 12th November – Werribee Park, Melbourne
Sunday 13th November – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Saturday 19th November – Botanical Gardens, Brisbane
The first line-up announcement is as follows:
The Flaming Lips
Death In Vegas
This Town Needs Guns
Kormac’s Big Band
Such an impressive line-up for a first year, can't wait to see how it grows over the years. I'm glad there's a major festival in Australia that sits somewhere in between Big Day Out and Splendour In The Grass now.