Organisers behind the now-cancelled Harvest 2013 have confirmed that replacement shows for bands on the lineup will be announced this Thursday, set to include headline tours and appearances at other festivals.
At the time of the announcement of the festival’s cancellation, promoter AJ Maddah promised details of replacement shows would be made available within 10 days, and now looks to have come good on his word, confirming (as usual) via Twitter that Thursday is the day when all will be revealed.
Most of the bill were happy to facilitate a revised Australian jaunt, though unfortunately some were not unable to make it happen.
Of those who WILL be making their way down on or around the dates locked in for Harvest will be indie rock titans and co-headliners Franz Ferdinand, who now have their own tour dates locked in, according to Maddah.
Good guys Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were the first to spill the beans that Harvest had been cancelled, at the same time giving fans a ray of hope by confirming they would be announcing replacement dates in the near future.
The recently reformed Neutral Milk Hotel were one of the first bands to be confirmed for the festival and Australian fans were clamouring for news of what could be their final chance to see the band after news of the festival’s troubles made the rounds. Maddah was quick to confirm the band would play headlining shows.
As for who WON’T be coming, headliners Massive Attack have pulled out of any tour in the foreseeable future, with Maddah explaining they’d “decided to keep the money and stay at home”. Ouch.
Goldfrapp also nixed plans for an Australian tour anytime soon, simply stating that they “can’t come to perform” here.
The Wallflowers definitely won’t be coming on the back of a Harvest Presents tour, though they might just make the cut for Bluesfest 2014, while the only Australian band on the lineup, The Drones, won’t be announcing any more shows this year.
There’s a bit of a grey area for some bands, namely Mutemath and Primus who are looking likely to be added to a future Soundwave 2014 lineup announcement.
That just leaves the unknowns, with absolutely no word on upcoming Australian appearances from either Justin Vernon’s Volcano Choir – whose “leaked” appearance on the second lineup announcement failed to stir interest in the flagging festival – or the ‘him’ from She & Him, M. Ward. Fingers crossed.
The two bands at the back end of the lineup, Superchunk and Walk Off The Earth, are also unknown entities at this stage, though Superchunk are “hoping to come down“.
So that’s the latest. All that’s left to do now is wait for Thursday, when all will be revealed. Stay tuned.
— AJ (@iamnotshouting) September 23, 2013