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Crowd favourites Mogwai join a stellar Harvest line-up.
Crowd favourites Mogwai join a stellar Harvest line-up. Contributed

HARVEST festival has unveiled new artists who will join a stellar line-up including Portishead, The National, The Flaming Lips and Bright Eyes.

Playing their first Australian shows in three years are experimental New Yorkers TV On The Radio (see video) who meld post-punk, soul and elements of psychedelic free jazz to incredible effect.

With their new album, Nine Types of Light, released earlier this year, the band are making headlines and wowing fans all over again. They received a flurry of acclaim with their previous release, 2008's Dear Science, which was named album of the year by Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Spin Magazine, MTV, Pitchfork Media's reader's poll, and The Village Voice Pazz and Jop critic's poll.

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Also joining are awe-inspiring, mountainous Scottish post-rockers Mogwai. A favourite of Australian audiences, the band's 2011 album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, continues their breathtaking reign and is described as "still insanely loud" (Rolling Stone), as containing "epic, frequently breathtaking constructions" (Spin Magazine).

Artful indie pop sensations Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah will be here hot on the back of the September release of their 3rd LP, Hysterical. Their last LP, Some Loud Thunder, was lovingly described as "gloriously shambolic" (Playlouder), full of "rich, multi-layered weirdness" (The Guardian), "ecstatic" (BBC online), and "fantastic" (Pitchfork Media).

Bringing a touch of the Dylan-esque troubadour to Harvest is Kevin Devine. Devine is almost unique amongst his contemporary singer songwriters in his genius ability to display his heart on his sleeve without ever coming across as disingenuous or cynical.

Last, but not least, Australian organic electronica wunderkinds Seekae has joined the line-up. The band have been making waves in 2011 with the release of their brilliant second album +Dome, and have just sold out their biggest headline shows to date in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The festival will also feature Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Holy Fuck, The Family Stone, Mercury Rev, Death In Vegas, The Walkmen, Dappled Cities, PVT, This Town Needs Guns, The Holidays, Phosphorescent, Foxy Shazam, and Kormac's Big Band.

Harvest Dates

  • Saturday November 12 - Harvest Presents "The Gathering", Melbourne, Werribee Park
  • Sunday November 13 - Harvest, Sydney, Parramatta Park
  • Saturday November 19 - Harvest, Brisbane, Botanical Gardens

Purchase tickets via www.harvestfestival.com.au, Oztix www.oztix.com.au & Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au

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