Harvest Festival Lineup
2011-07-22 by Davey Boy STAFF | 18 Comments

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:

Portishead
The Flaming Lips
Bright Eyes
The National
Mercury Rev
Hypnotic Brass
Family Stone
Holy Fuck
Death In Vegas
The Walkmen
Dappled Cities
This Town Needs Guns
Foxy Shazam
PVT
The Holidays
Phosphorescent
Kormac’s Big Band

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Vesuvion
July 22nd 2011

55 Comments


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.

horseypie
July 22nd 2011

36 Comments


Sick lineup, kind of like an end of spring Laneway. I'll definitely be going.

CrackTheSkye
July 22nd 2011

726 Comments


Portishead, The Flaming Lips, Bright Eyes, The National, Holy Fuck, This Town Needs Guns, Foxy Shazam and PVT is enough to get me excited.

Adelaide, Perth and Auckland will get a few sideshows each as well.

HBFS
July 22nd 2011

1214 Comments


Wish I could go SO bad

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2011

20800 Comments


horseypie, I was actually thinking that Laneway is likely to be hurt by this to some extent.

DoubtGin
July 22nd 2011

6684 Comments


will you go Davey?

such a great line-up so far; would love to see This Town Needs Guns and Foxy Shazam

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2011

20800 Comments


Probably not. It's too classic alt/indie for me. Plus, I'm scared of the killer African animals that reside at the location! ;-)

InFiction
July 22nd 2011

3584 Comments


I think I'll pass. A lot of amazing bands, but none that I'm into enough to want to see live. Except maybe Foxy Shazam.

pmmets07
July 22nd 2011

5782 Comments


dgaf about any of these bands

rasputin
July 22nd 2011

14504 Comments


hopefully the national do a sideshow here, i wouldnt pay to see any of the others

Pyosisified
July 22nd 2011

2450 Comments


mercury rev, the flaming lips & the national m/

damn i gotta rethink my life and move to australia



wabbit
July 22nd 2011

6742 Comments


you guys do know the flaming lips pretty much but on the undisputed best show in music right?

Transient
July 22nd 2011

1461 Comments


thinking of travelling interstate just to see portishead because portishead are fucking incredible

hope the national do a sideshow but jesus there'll be so many triple-j hipsters (you know, the kind that love angus and julia stone and the wombats, not proper hipsters)

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2011

23625 Comments


decent first announcement. The Flaming Lips and The National are great festival bands. and PVT is pretty fun live. also The Walkmen and Foxy Shazam, nice.

Digging: Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants

Vooligan
July 23rd 2011

3541 Comments


Portishead

Butkuiss
July 23rd 2011

3869 Comments


Portishead and Bright Eyes!? Might give the Sydney date a try if I can rustle up some cash. Make up for missing Soundwave Revolution I guess. I'd choose Revo if I could, but ah well.

Digging: The National - High Violet

Phil
July 25th 2011

1473 Comments


I might do a road trip around Aus about that time, so, I may look in to this. Does sound very cool. Would love to see the Flaming Lips.

SwayzeFaced
July 26th 2011

336 Comments


imo last years FL Harvest Festival was much better then this... but we will see.



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