Harvest 2012 second lineup announcement coming next week


Harvest and Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has confirmed on Twitter that the second round announcement of acts for Harvest 2012 will be unveiled next week.

The lineup already boasts a very impressive collection of acts including Beck, Sigur Ros, Grizzly Bear, and Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, but the second round of lineup additions last year saw the likes of TV On The Radio, Mogwai and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah added to the festival bill, so hopefully this year’s second lineup announcement will be equally impressive. Maddah has been unusually tight lipped on the second announcement simply announcing that the announcement “will be a mix of international and local… [with] an artist or 2 you may have heard of!”.

The recent announcements of lineups for Big Day Out, Falls and Meredith ruling out a stack of potential Harvest acts including Hot Chip, Grimes, Alabama Shakes, Sleigh Bells, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Foals, Band Of Horses, Animal Collective, Bombay Bicycle Club, Beach House, Best Coast, SBTRKT, The Vaccines, and First Aid Kit. And Maddah has already ruled out appearances from My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, and The Decemberists.

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