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August 18, 2022

Introducing Harvest Rock: A new festival to kick off summer

Tickets for Harvest Rock go on sale next week, an event which promises to be the perfect blend of music, food, booze and good times in the heart of the city.

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  • This article was produced in collaboration with Secret Sounds.
  • Photos: supplied.

The organisers of Adelaide’s latest summertime festival, Harvest Rock, say they hope punters come for the music and stay for the food and drink, once the two-day festival kicks off in November.


Harvest Rock
19 & 20 November
Murlawirrapurka Rymill Park and Ityamai-Itpina King Rodney Park, Adelaide 5000

The headline acts – Jack White on Saturday, 19 November and Crowded House the following night – will entice a horde of music fans to Murlawirrapurka Rymill Park and Ityamai-Itpina King Rodney Park to enjoy the first taste of a packed summer season in Adelaide.

But it’s the mouth-watering selection of food options that will no doubt keep the crowds in the city-central parks.

The Feastiville Stage will feature Adelaide’s finest restaurants and eateries, while a collection of food trucks will dish out a variety of festival fare, like burgers, gözleme and dumplings.

Arkhé head chef and founder Jake Kellie – one of CityMag’s 40 Under 40 this year – is also bringing his open-flame concept down the road from Norwood.

Quenching an early summer thirst will be easy, with the festival’s destination bars, curated by acclaimed Australian wine critic Nick Stock.


Harvest Rock Lineup
Saturday, 19 Nov
Jack White
The Black Crowes
Groove Armada
The Lumineers
Tones & I
Courtney Barnett
Kurt Vile & The Violators
You Am I
Meg Mac
Marlon Williams
Allen Stone
Electric Fields
ARC presents Neil Young’s Harvest

Sunday, 20 Nov
Crowded House
Sam Fender
The Avalanches
Angus & Julia Stone
Hot Chip
The Living End
Cat Power
Holy Holy
Alex Cameron
Ruby Fields
The Teskey Brothers

The pop-up cellar door will offer wine tasting, and there’ll be whiskies, gins, vodkas and rums from Archie Rose Distilling Co. An alcoholic-free bar will also available for those who have work the next day – or anyone who isn’t too keen on sporting a hangover for day two.

Add to that a wine bar, a champagne bar and a beer hall, and the festival has got everyone covered.

Holy Holy and Genesis Owusu. Photos: supplied.

There’s a variety of ticket options available, but there’s no going past the Harvest Lounge – a private indoor lounge with a cocktail bar and uninterrupted views of the Harvest stage deck.

Grabbing a VIP pass grants access to the VIP Village for the best view of the Harvest & Vines stages, VIP entry lanes, and fancy bathrooms (a good idea at any music festival).

Little ones can have their own fun, too, with Little Harvest, a mini festival inside the festival to keep them entertained.

Secret Sounds co-CEO and Harvest Rock producer Jessica Ducro says she was excited about the many and varied offerings within the festival.

“Presenting South Australia’s best-in-show food and wine offerings, including cellar door pop-ups, a mash up of chefs and musicians on our Feastiville Stage and Little Harvest for the kids, we’re excited to provide a festival with many different facets,” she says.

“We’re planning a good old fashioned get together – with great music, food and wine – so come experience Harvest Rock in all its glory.”

Tickets are on sale from 9.00am AEST Wednesday, 24 August at the Harvest Rock website.

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