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7 Must-See Artists Hitting Harvest Rock Festival in November

Stepping outside of Adelaide’s usual March-timed events, Harvest Rock is set to make the City of Churches stand out in November with a stacked and exciting lineup full of local, home-grown, and international artists.

The two-day event is set to take over Adelaide’s Rymill and King Rodney parks from Saturday, November 19th until Sunday, November 20th, with food, wine, and brew accompanying a killer lineup with massive names from far and wide set to hit the stage.

While greats like Khrungnbin, Groove Armada, Hot Chip, The Lumineers, and even You Am I featuring in the mile-long lineup, we’re focusing on a select few that should not be missed when hitting up Harvest Rock later on this year.

1. Jack White

Set to perform a one-off show in Australia exclusively for the Harvest Rock festival, this blues-rock legend is a sight to behold. Typically performing under strict no-phones-allowed guidelines to produce an absolutely euphoric and rare encounter to simply lose oneself in music, the festival version of the iconic Jack White is sure to be a spectacle.

His prolific backlog of albums in tow, and his penchant for bringing a bit of vintage expertise to his sounds makes him an unmissable act.

2. Sam Fender

Hailing from England, indie rock sensation Sam Fender brings nearly 10 years of music experience to the table with his signature fusion of classic British rock (including both saxophone and trumpet in concert) with his Geordie accent smoothing perfectly on top.

With two albums, an EP, and numerous awards throughout his career, his ability to tell a story through his songwriting, and bring it to the stage in a undoubtedly beautiful way makes him stand out tenfold.

3. Genesis Owusu

Ghana-born, but Australia-raised, Genesis Owusu might only have one album to his name so far, with Smiling With No Teeth coming at us full-force early last year, but he is an explosion of energy that takes seeing to believe.

Feet dancing, songs blazing, and tangible enthusiasm striding across the stage, Genesis Owusu and his hip-hop/funk trademark brings another taste of sheer brilliance to Harvest Rock.

4. Cat Power

For those who crave a more mellow, ethereal experience at Harvest Rock, American singer-songwriter Cat Power is where it’s at. With her mix of blues, folk, punk, and rock at hand, her songs give off a celestial feeling that truly has to be experienced live in some capacity.

Not only has she got a massive discography of eleven albums to her name, but her live shows have been described as being both “beautiful” and “mesmerising”, especially when she makes her way from the guitar over to the piano.

5. Electric Fields

Comprised of vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding, as well as keyboard player and producer Michael Ross, this electronic duo fuse their signature electric, soulful music with their culture by singing in both Pitjantjatjara, Yankuntjatjara, and English.

Forming from individual auditions on The X Factor Australia, Electric Fields brings pop, soul, and electronica together while keeping their First Nations’ language alive.

6. Meg Mac

Arriving on the scene in 2013 following massive success through triple j Unearthed, Meg Mac has spent the ensuing years building upon her profile to become one of the country’s favourite artists. After both her 2017 debut Low Blows and 2019’s Hope scored top ten placings in the charts, Mac’s status was cemented forever, but after a few years between drinks, she returned this way in a big way.

Releasing new album Matter Of Time this month, Mac scored her first chart-topping record, ensuring herself as one of the year’s most successful artists with some of the finest songs on offer. A powerful, confident record, Meg Mac will be bringing this sort of power to the Harvest Rock stage in November.

7. The Black Crowes

The mere fact we’re talking about seeing The Black Crowes on Australian shores in 2022 is nothing short of miraculous to many music fans. Having first formed in the mid-’80s, it wasn’t until 1990’s Shake Your Moneymaker that The Black Crowes hit the big time. But after a split in 2002, and then another in 2015, many thought the relationship between the Robinson brothers was soured for good. But fate had other plans.

Reforming a few years ago, The Black Crowes’ long-delayed reunion tour will finally hit Australia this year, becoming the first time they’ve played in the country since 2008. Needless to say, it’s unclear whether history will ever repeat, so this is an event not to be missed.

Harvest Rock 2022

Jack White (Only Australian Show)
Crowded House
The Black Crowes
Groove Armada
Sam Fender
The Lumineers
Tones And I
The Avalanches
Courtney Barnett
Kurt Vile (Only Australian Show)
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
ARC Presents Neil Young’s Harvest Live

Saturday, November 19th – Sunday, November 20th
Rymill Park and King Rodney Park, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Harvest Rock