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Harvest 2012 Rumour Roundup

Looking back, last year's Harvest lineup was nothing short of fucking awesome. And despite a few logistical mishaps in the inaugural Melbourne leg, the festival established itself as one of the giants on the calendar. As a result, expectations are running high for this year's instalment. Let's take a look at who might be gracing the lush surrounds of Werribee Mansion.

First up, we can rule out Arcade Fire, as well as My Bloody Valentine (who are "too loud" for an outdoor festival).

 

We've heard from Sigur Ros that they are aiming to be in Australia this November, which would coincide nicely with the already announced Harvest dates.

 

I've said it before and I'll say it again, whoever brings out D'Angelo wins. 'Nuff said.

 

Ready to drop their much-anticipated new LP, Hot Chip could prove to be fitting candidates to bring the party to Harvest.

 

It's been a long while since we've heard anything from Fuck Buttons, who were last in the country for our singular All Tomorrow's Parties instalment. Harvest would be the perfect avenue for the UK duo to reintroduce their immaculate electronica to Australian audiences.

 

Mesmerising collective The Dirty Projectors are once again easing into the touring cycle. Here's hoping their upcoming album brings them to Australia before 2013.

 

Grizzly Bear have hinted that they will be in Australia before the year's end, and who better to appear at our largest 'indie' festival than one of the all-time indie giants?

 

Spiritualized have just dropped a fairly ace new LP, and it would be pretty darn splendid to see the space rock veterans take to the stage. Ladies and gentlemen we could be floating in Werribee.

 

As far as veteran acts go, we could think of none better than legendary Talking Heads vocalist David Byrne (pictured) to stun festival goers.

 

We know it's a long shot, but imagine Neil Young bringing Crazy Horse out to Australia for the first time in ages. I mean, the festival is named after one of his albums.

 

Out here blowing minds on a headline tour earlier in the year, St Vincent could make a swift return to make her Australian festival debut.

 

Ol' mate Ben Kweller let slip that he would be returning to the country for a festival appearance this November, and it doesn't take a genius to see that he may in fact be referring to Harvest.

 

While Soundwave/Harvest doesn't exactly boast a penchant for local acts, Kirin J Callinan would be suited to bring his full band setup to the festival environment.

 

With their upcoming LP Centipede Hz due out this September, Animal Collective could bring their divisive live show to an Australian festival once more.

 

While we think Grimes would be more suited to Laneway Festival, there's every chance Harvest could swoop in and accommodate the buzz-magnet solo project.

 

Passion Pit may prove a tad too triple j-centric for Harvest's tastes, but the outfit's infectious dance vibes could be booming forth across the Werribee landscape.

 

While he was relegated from the Soundwave 2012 lineup, and despite festival curator AJ stating he won't be bringing him to Australia after a festival meltdown in the states, and despite it making no sense at all for him to be on the Harvest lineup, we still really wanna get a taste of Danzig in action.

 

Visual artists looking to submit their wares to the festival can apply right here.

Harvest takes place at Werribee Mansion on Sunday November 11. Stay tuned for more announcements.