Harvest Festival 2012 – Melbourne photos

This was my first Harvest Festival. Last year was the inaugural and I was covering triple j’s Straight to You – tribut to Nick Cave concerts.

But as they say, never buy the first release of anything….by the sounds of last year, it may go the same for the first year of any music festival (reports of last year include running out of food & alcohol by 4pm and not nearly enough toilets to service the crowds which resulted in a very muddy site on a weekend of zero rain…..).

So, my only experience of Harvest Festival is pure bliss. Hand on my heart, the most enjoyable festival I’ve worked at in years. Gorgeous weather, a stunning site, chilled out punters, a relaxed shooting schedule AND Ben Folds Five (my personal highlight) AND Beck (so worth the wait for him to get back to Australia) AND Cake (surprise highlight – not just a novelty-song band) AND Dark Horses (Haven’t heard of them? Neither had I – get on them now!)

That is not to say that Grizzly Bear, Beirut, The Dandy Warhols, Sigur Ros and Silversun Pickups weren’t completely ace though.

Melbourne’s Harvest Festival was photographed for triple j and you can see the full gallery here.

triple j website screenshot. Photos by Kate Griffin

Photo of Beck at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Beck

Photo of Grizzly Bear at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear

Photo of Grizzly Bear at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Grizzly Bear

Photo of Grizzly Bear at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear

Photo of Ben Folds Five at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five

Photo of Sigur Ros at Harvest Festival Melbourne 2012

Jónsi, Sigur Ros

Photo of festival go-ers at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Photo of Dark Horses at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Lisa Elle, Dark Horses

Photo of Dark Horses at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Dark Horses

Photo of Mike Patton's Mondo Cane at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Mike Patton

Photo of The Dandy Warhols at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

The Dandy Warhols

Photo of The Dandy Warhols at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Zia McCabe, The Dandy Warhols

Photo of The Dandy Warhols at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Courtney Taylor Taylor, The Dandy Warhols

Photo of Cake at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Cake

Photo of Cake at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

Cake

Photo of Silversun Pickups at Harvest Festival Melbourne 2012

Nikki Monninger, Silversun Pickups

Photo of Silversun Pickups at Harvest Festival Melbourne 2012

Chris Guanlao, Silversun Pickups

Photo of Silversun Pickups at Harvest Festival Melbourne 2012

Brian Aubert, Silversun Pickups

Photo of Los Campesinos! at Harvest Festival Melbourne 2012

Gareth David, Los Campesinos!

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