Festival analysis: Harvest 2012

We go behind the Harvest announcement to present a definitive guide to everything you need (and don’t really need) to know about this year’s bill.

Cracking the Harvest “code” to reveal next year’s bill

Iconic musicians turned gimmick masters:

2011: Flaming Lips

2012: Beck

2013: Jack White

Every movie trailer producer’s favourite band:

2011: Portishead

2012: Sigur Ros

2013: Arcade Fire

Board members at Americans for Middle Class Anthems Inc:

2011: Bright Eyes

2012: Ben Folds Five

2013: Vampire Weekend

Obligatory Brooklyn-based act:

2011: TV on the Radio

2012: Santigold

2013: Twin Shadow

Geographically named indie heroes:

2011: The National

2012: Beirut

2013: Of Montreal

We used to be friends:

2011: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

2012: The Dandy Warhols

2013: Tapes and Tapes

The band you tell your grandma you’re going to see:

2011: Holy Fuck

2012: Fuck Buttons

2013: Psychedelic Horseshit

Old Souls: The retro soul group:

2011: Family Stone

2012: Dexys Midnight Runners

2013: Charles Bradley

The Soundwave refugee:

2011: This Town Needs Guns

2012: River City Extension

2013: Lucero

The electronic act with an abbreviated name change:

2011: PVT (formerly Pivot)

2012: Crazy P (formerly Crazy Penis)

2013: MGMT (formerly The Management)

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