No Ozomatli for Harvest

Ozomatli won’t be playing Harvest this year. According to a tweet by Harvest (and Soundwave) organiser AJ Maddah, the Los Angeles-based collective have decided to pull out a month before the festival is set to take place at Melbourne’s Werribee Park, Sydney’s Parramatta Park and Brisbane’s Riverstage in November. No reason has been given for their late withdrawal, and no word either on whether they’ll be replaced.

Ozomatli have a line-up of anywhere from seven to 10 members who play a fusion of funk, soul, hip-hop and rock. Their live shows are legendary—they’ve performed at South By Southwest five times, as well as playing festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and, here in Australia, the Big Day Out, Falls Festival, WOMAdelaide and the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival.

Other acts performing at Harvest this year include Beck, Sigur Ros, Grizzly Bear, Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, Santigold and Ben Folds Five, with Silversun Pickups, Dexys (Midnight Runners) and Crazy P (formerly Crazy Penis) recently announced in round two.

The 2012 Harvest Festival lineup:


Sigur Ros

Grizzly Bear

Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane

Ben Folds Five




The Dandy Warhols

The Black Angels



F**k Buttons

The War On Drugs

Dark Dark Dark

Silversun Pickups

Dexys Midnight Runners

River City Extension

Crazy P

Los Campesinos!

Winter People

Dark Horses

Harvest 2012 dates:

Saturday, November 10 -Werribee Park, Melbourne

Sunday, November 11 – Werribee Park, Melbourne

Saturday, November 17 – Parramatta Park, Sydney

Sunday, November 18 – Riverstage, Brisbane