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Harvest sideshows for Beck,Mondo Cane

Beck Hansen (not to be confused with Hanson Hanson) will play one sideshow only when he returns to Australia to headline November’s Harvest Festival.

Despite speculation (by us) that he’d be playing in Adelaide, Beck will be performing at the Sydney State Theatre on November 14. His latest “album”, Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, a collection of 20 pieces of sheet music, will be released in December. He recently collaborated on a track with Californian beat-maker Flying Lotus, which will be released soon.

In other Harvest sideshow news, Mondo Cane – Mike Patton’s ’60s Italian pop project – will perform one show only at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on November 12. The project finds the Faith No More/Fantomas frontman paying homage to Italian songwriters from the 1960s. “My purpose in revisiting these pieces,” he explains, “is not to relive the past, not for nostalgia, but more to illustrate through modern and adventurous interpretation exactly how vital and important this music still is.”

Other acts performing at this year’s include Sigur Ros, Grizzly Bear, Ben Folds Five, Santigold, Beirut, Cake, The Dandy Warhols and The War On Drugs. The festival will take place in Melbourne (Werribee Park on November 11), Sydney (Parramatta Park on November 17) and Brisbane (Riverstage on November 18).

FL goes behind the Harvest lineup with our festival analysis here.

Harvest sideshows

Mondo Cane: Monday, November 12 – Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Beck: Wednesday, November 14 – State Theatre, Sydney

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benjiman1981 said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Seeing as the Mondo Cane sideshow was announced over a week ago and tickets have been on sale for the last nearly 6 hours I'd say this is a little slow on the uptake. Thank goodness I don't rely on Fasterlouder for anything other than laughing at the negative elitist comments of the hipster community.


Oflick said on the 28th Sep, 2012

I await not buying a ticket to Beck, it selling out, and then Harvest timetables being released and revealing he clashes with Los Campesinos!


gumbuoy said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Good news. That's not actually a clash :P


MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Sep, 2012

hEy U gUiZ wAtS gOiNg On In Da HiPsTeR cOmMuNiTy


hellboy1975 said on the 28th Sep, 2012

i'm not hugely surprised the adelaide sideshow didn't happen.


humanracin said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Ready for Timetables now!

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Thank God, Sydney and Melbourne got some sideshows, I was worried.


Oflick said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Hey, you're used to never getting anything! We, on the other hand, don't know how to cope when we don't get shows!


VegetableLasagne said on the 29th Sep, 2012

beck hey. does that mean sigur ros is a possibility?


Oflick said on the 29th Sep, 2012

Nah, they're sideshows have already been announced in Adelaide and Perth.

Patrick Holmes

Patrick Holmes said on the 30th Sep, 2012

would happily trade sideshows in adelaide for harvest to come to adelaide. anyone think that it could be possible for perhaps next years, as beautiful as the melbourne harvest was last year.


grattan said on the 31st Oct, 2012

1) How is the Beck show not sold out yet. WTF Sydney?!
2) Dark Horses have been added as the support.