More acts leaked for Parklife 2012
Last week Parklife announced the tour dates for 2012 and almost immediately the lineup started leaking. We’ve already pencilled in dubstep band Modestep, British rapper Labrinth and drum & bass/dubstep act DJ Fresh . Now we can add synthpop duo Chairlift and possibly Canadian house pair Art Department to the list.
Charilift visited us earlier this year on the St Jerome’s Laneway festival tour and the band’s singer, tambourinist and synth player Caroline Polachek has confirmed that they’ll be back in September via Twitter.
@arekenny October, for Parklife!
— Caroline Polachek (@carolineplz) May 9, 2012
FL’s reviewer at Laneway in Melbourne caught their set and raved that Chairlift “have taken a quantum leap as writers, whilst adding a bit of muscle and propulsion to their sound. Taken entirely from [new album] Something their set was a succession of effortless, crisp pop tunes, with Wrong Opinion and Amanaemonesia the first among equals. Polachek’s beautiful, effortless voice and keyboard chops were a constant, and it was a damn shame they were cut so short.”
While the Chairlift confirmation comes direct from the band, the Art Department ‘leak’ comes from a less reputable source – Songkick. The gig listing site did leak the booking of Little Dragon on last year’s Parklife bill, but although many of the site’s listings come from ticketing companies and promoters rather than users it’s not always accurate.
The site has Parklife dates listed for Art Department and although there’s an oddly sequenced show in Switzerland the duo also has the New Zealand show listed on their official Facebook page.
Parklife 2012 dates:
Saturday 29th September – Riverstage and Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
Sunday 30th September – Centennial Park, Sydney
Monday 1st October – Wellington Square, Perth
Saturday 6th October – Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain, Melbourne
Sunday 7th October – Botanic Park and Botanic Gardens, Adelaide