Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The War on Drugs


The War on Drugs is one of the bands that I am glad I missed on Harvest Festival. Don´t get me wrong: I am glad because they would have had a hard time filling up a big stage at 12pm -with people is still making their way to Werribee Park or queueing to get the first cold beer of the day- and they did sound really good in such a small club as the Northcote Social Club is.

They are originally from Philadelphia and claim that one of their main influences is Bob Dylan. Just as a coincidence, I happened to watch a very interesting documentary on Bob´s UK tour in the sixties a few days ago. It´s called ´Don´t Look Back´, just in case you feel like looking for it in the video store over the weekend.

Have a listen to these guys in the meanwhile.

Thanks for reading.


The War on Drugs



The War on Drugs


The War on Drugs


The War on Drugs


The War on Drugs


The War on Drugs


The War on Drugs


The War on Drugs

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Harvest - Part II


Music was really good too. The sound between stages didn´t cross over and that´s already more than what other festivals can claim. My picks of the day would be the Sigur Ros, the Dandy Warhols, Beck and SantiGold –even if her hasn´t changed since last year-. I also enjoy Mike Patton singing in Italian: it brought me good memories of my days living in Florence.

Photographed below.- Sigur Ros, Santigold, Beck, the Dandy Warhols, Beirut, Cake, Ben Folds Five, Dexys and Los Campesinos.

Enjoy!





Santigold


Santigold


Sigur Ros


Sigur Ros


Beck


Beck


Ben Folds Five


Ben Folds Five


Beirut


Beirut


Cake


Cake


Silversun Pickups


Silversun Pickups


Dexys


Dexys

The Dandy Warhols


The Dandy Warhols



Los Campesinos


Los Campesinos

Monday, 19 November 2012

Harvest -Part I


Harvest Festival was a success. I was soooo scared by last year´s feedback that we didn´t really decided to drive our own car until the night before.

The access to Werribee Park was pretty smooth considering the amount of people that were attending to the event. The park guards were efficient and there were no queues getting into the precinct.

Inside there were more surprises: hardly any queues at the drinks lines, clean toilets all day long, multiple points with fresh drinking water and really nice food on the kiosks. The festival had also a couple of sponsors running promotional campaigns and we were given litres and litres of really nice cold ice tea, bananas, sun cream, earplugs (seriously!) and stubby holders that we managed to loose during the day.

Even the grass was perfect! It was so good to the point that a very nice staff member managed to find me four fresh AA batteries for my flashgun after I had an emergency. And call me fanatic but I didn´t see anything going wrong in the whole day… except maybe for Beck forgetting his lyrics, but that´s part of his charm!

I will be posting stage photos over the next couple of days and also another gallery of crowd shots on our Facebook page.

Thanks for reading.




Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012


Harvest Festival 2012