Harvest Festival 2012 lineup coming this month

Update – 4th June

According to a new tweet from festival promoter AJ Maddah, the Harvest lineup will be revealed next week.

The ever-vocal Mr AJ Maddah has confirmed that we will have the Harvest Festival lineup in our clammy little hands by the end of May. The 2012 festival will be held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from 10th-18th November.

Responding to a twitter follower’s enquiry about the timing of this year’s announcement Maddah said: “Can’t put an exact date on it as of yet, but we’re hoping for late May.”

Rumours have already started swirling about possible headliners for the 2012 event, which last year drew the likes of Portishead, TV On The Radio and The Flaming Lips to its stages. Having secured such a strong bill in its inaugural year Harvest hopefuls are already dropping names like Sleigh Bells and Franz Ferdinand, both of who were strongly rumoured to have been playing Splendour In The Grass.

Today’s confirmation that Sigur Ros will return to our shores in coming months has added the Icelandic wonders to a growing wish-list which includes the revived My Bloody Valentine and long-shots Arcade Fire.

While the Melbourne leg of last year’s Harvest Festival was plagued by issues such as parking and long drink lines, the indie-fest was widely considered a success, with our Brisbane reviewer concluding: “Harvest turned out one of the best curated Australian festivals of 2011, immaculate in its execution and in turn having drawn the kind of punter you don’t want to smack in the mouth to the final leg of the tour in Brisbane.”