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Dexy’s Midnight Runners Leaked For Havest Festival Second Announcement

Written by Mike Hohnen on August 17, 2012

Some good news amongst the Soundwave buzz for those who have been patiently waiting for the second Harvest Festival 2012 lineup announcement, which was meant to come earlier this month, with The Herald Sun letting slip that Dexy’s Midnight Runners will be performing.


Update 21/08: Harvest Festival 2012 second announcement is here!


Dexy’s would have to be one of the most loved-up Brit pop bands to come out of the late 70s and early 80s, and managed to keep a fairly active presence in the following years. Despite having a string of #1 hits, including Come on Eileen and Geno, the band dismembered in 86.

The years to come weren’t kind to the band. For almost two decades there were attempts at solo work from founding member Kevin Rowland, but this failed to connect with fans. Reunion attempts also fell through. Poor business decisions were the next deconstructive factor.

However, now in 2012 the dry spell seems to be over. Dexy’s emerged as a newly formed 6-piece with plans of a new album. This was followed up by the release of She Got a Wiggle, the first single of the highly publicised fourth studio album, perfect timing for the band to make a well overdue Australian appearance.

Harvest top dog Maddah (same guy, yes) didn’t seem too pleased about the leak and has been a tad vague on when the second announcement will drop now that the dust has settled after the first announcement. Though now that Soundwave 2012 has all officially been announced, updates on Harvest are sure to start flooding in.

Harvest Festival 2012 Dates

Melbourne – 11th November
Harvest Presents “The Gathering”, Melbourne, Werribee Park

Sydney – 17th November
Harvest – A Civilised Gathering, Sydney, Parramatta Park

Brisbane – 18th November
Harvest – A Civilised Gathering, Brisbane, Botanical Gardens

General Public tickets on sale Thursday 28 June 9am.
via http://harvestfestival.com.au, http://oztix.com.au 1300 762 545 & ticketek.com.au 132 849

Harvest Festival 2012 Line up

Beck
Sigur Ros
Grizzly Bear
Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane
Ben Folds Five
Santigold
Beirut
Cake
The Dandy Warhols
The Black Angels
Chromatics
Ozomatli
Liars
F**k Buttons
The War On Drugs
Dark Dark Dark

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