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Jack White, Groove Armada and The Avalanches Are Headlining Adelaide's New Harvest Rock Festival

The White Stripes frontman is doing his only Australian show at this new Adelaide festival, which hails from the Secret Sounds crew.
By Sarah Ward
August 17, 2022
By Sarah Ward
August 17, 2022

If you live in Adelaide, you probably already think your city is the best place in Australia. For two days this spring, music fans across the country will share that view, too. Come November, the South Australian capital will play host to a brand-new — and huge — music festival called Harvest Rock, and it boasts one helluva lineup.

Headlining the bill is Jack White, with The White Stripes frontman playing his only Australian show — and, at Rymill Park and King Rodney Park across Saturday, November 19–Sunday, November 20he'll be joined by plenty of international talent. The Black Crowes, Khruangbin and Groove Armada are all on the roster, as are The Lumineers and Hot Chip. Yes, that's a lineup worth planning a weekend in Adelaide for.

From the local contingent, Crowded House will bring a hefty dose of nostalgia — don't dream it's over indeed. The Avalanches sit among the other big drawcards, as do Courtney Barnett, You Am I and Tones And I.

Mia Mala McDonald

Hailing from Secret Sounds, the crew behind Splendour in the Grass, Harvest Rock's two-day run will also place a big focus on the other part of its moniker: food. That'll include a dedicated stage for chef and bar stars to showcase their skills, a clear marquee serving up curated bites by chef Jake Kellie (arkhé, Burnt Ends), and a food truck park.

Plus, the bar lineup is being curated by Australian wine critic Nick Stock, and features Archie Rose Distilling Co pouring spirits, wine tastings at a cellar door pop-up, a beer hall and a champagne bar. One watering hole will be a LGBTQI+ space, too, and there'll also be a booze-free bar for anyone keen on avoiding a post-fest hangover.


Jack White
Crowded House
The Black Crowes
Groove Armada
Sam Fender
The Lumineers
Tones And I
The Avalanches
Courtney Barnett
Kurt Vile
Angus & Julia Stone
The Teskey Brothers
Hot Chip
Genesis Owusu
The Living End
Cat Power
You Am I
Meg Mac
Marlon Williams
Holy Holy
Alex Cameron
Ruby Fields
Allen Stone
Electric Fields

Harvest Rock will take over Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka and King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina, Adelaide, on Saturday, November 19–Sunday, November 20, with tickets on sale from 9am AEST on Wednesday, August 24.

Top image: Paige Sara.

Published on August 17, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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