Another massive album announcement week this week in our Album News Weekly! There’s a couple of live albums on the way, Franz Ferdinand have announced a new record coming up, plus there’s the Maine, Bliss N Esso, some compilation albums a few labels have put together, plus many many more!
Sigur Rós. Beck. Ben Folds. Cake. Silversun Pickups. And they were just my picks! With a line up like this, how could anyone even consider missing the 2012 Harvest Festival? The Brisbane leg of the tour was held at the Botanic Gardens, which provided to perfect backdrop for the festival. But due to the severe storms the day before it was well after the advertised time of 11am when the gates finally opened.
Harvest Festival wound up for the year in Brisbane's Botanic Gardens. Heath Carney braved the rain, hail, lightning and sunshine to capture it for us. Pictured: The Dandy Warhols.
Pictured: Sigur Ros.
November 16th, 2012 was the first time that Ben Folds, bassist Robert Sledge, and drummer Darren Jessee (aka the three who make up Ben Folds Five) have played together in Adelaide in thirteen years. I was lucky enough to be able to see the show at the Thebarton Theatre, and it was pretty damn good.
If you aren't able to get to any one of the Harvest Festival dates in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane or you're simply a hardcore fan of Ben Folds Five, don't fret! Below are details for each Harvest-band who are going to be performing headlining shows in Australia while they're in town for the November festival.
We named Harvest Festival our favourite festival of 2011, and after a slight bit of worry that the Brisbane leg could be culled due to council concerns...well, to say we were thankful to hear that it would be back in all cities in 2012!
The lineup was announced on Triple J, and boy howdy...well, let's just get to it. It's out of this damn world.
The 11th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has closed its gates after four days of music, movies and comedy, with iconic rockers Phish closing out the festivities with back-to-back sets lasting five hours.