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Harvest festival to rock on despite weather warnings

But organisers are urging ticket holders to download the Harvest Rock app for weather updates.Around 15,000 tickets have been sold for the two-day event, with headliners including Crowded House, former White Stripes frontman Jack White, The Avalanches, The Living End and You Am I. An array of top Adelaide restaurants and food trucks are also involved, including a $295 seated lunch, Wildwood by Jake Kellie, with matched wines.The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast up to 20mm of rain today, with winds reaching up to 40km/h in th early afternoon and a “possibly severe” thunderstorm.A top of 19 degrees is forecast for Sunday, with 90 per cent chance of showers and winds of between 35-55 km/h. At a press conference on Thursday, Jessica Ducrou, co-chief executive of Secret Sounds and Harvest Rock producer, advised people to prepare for wet weather. “We’re providing as much as we can; umbrellas and there is some coverage, but I would suggest to bring a raincoat and obviously soled shoes.” Wildwood by Jake Kellie serving up $295 music festival feast at Harvest RockAt $295, it’s the most expensive lunch at a music festival Adelaide has ever seen. Wildwood by Jake Kellie, taking place between the kiosk and river at Rymill Park, is the top tier dining experience of the inaugural Harvest Rock festival on November 19-20.Chef Kellie, of Norwood restaurant arkhe – which ranked no. 2 on the delicious. 100 list of SA’s best restaurants – will bring his signature fire-fuelled cooking to the park, with hanging meats, vegetables and fruits.The 75-seat Wildwood lunch, on both Saturday and Sunday, will comprise of two shared entrees, mains and desserts. Matched with wines curated by critic Nick Stock, it costs $295, or $193 for food alone, on top of entry.Jessica Ducrou, chief executive of Secret Sounds Co – the organisers behind Harvest Rock and interstate festivals Splendour in the Grass (Byron Bay), Falls (Byron, Melbourne, Fremantle) and the upcoming Heaps Good (Adelaide) – said Wildwood was “elevating our festival dining experience, and that’s saying something”. “We’ve been lucky enough to host Bondi’s Icebergs Dining and Matt Moran’s Chiswick at Splendour in the Grass, so Wildwood is keeping excellent company,” Ducrou said.The grounds will also play host to a number of food stalls and trucks.“Jake, Nick and the Gluttony team have managed to wrangle some of SA’s best food and wine offerings at Feastiville, Trucktown, our cellar door pop up, and of course the fabulous VIP Village,” she said. “It’s great to see food and wine taking centre stage, about bloody time we say.” It’s a far cry from the takeaway pizzas and hot chips of music festivals past.One of the earliest sit-down dining experiences to be offered at a music festival was Taste the World at WOMADelaide, created in 2015 with former Adelaide chef-turned-MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo. He and his staff from his then-fine diner Orana served up dishes inspired by the performers’ diverse backgrounds, the dish costing $35 on top of entry. Kellie, who built his reputation at the Michelin-starred Burnt Ends in Singapore, said the larger format of Wildwood made it unique. “We really wanted to push the boundary of having that kind of experience at a music festival,” Kellie, 31, said. “There’ll be two seafood courses in there, local lamb and beef, and using Ngeringa as well. “It’s just a beautiful Saturday or Sunday lunch before you go and see your favourite band … and have some really good wine that Nick has curated as well.”Tickets are at harvestrock.comDon’t want to spend upwards of $200 on sustenance? Never fear. Here’s a taste of what else is on offer:FEASTVILLE & VIPAnchovy Bandit – pizzaAfricola Canteen – choripan (chorizo hotdog) with potato naanFireADL – prawn pad thai Pizzateca – pizzaBarrio – choripanRagi’s Spice Kitchen – Indian nachosFOOD FARE & TRUCK TOWNLet Them Eat – vegetarianGang Gang – burgersForage Supply Co – plant-basedMotherlode Nuggeteria – fried chickenSoza Sri Lankan Street Food – Sri LankanLoukamades – Greek doughnutsCELLAR DOORLloys BrosTorbreckBerg HerringMurodoch HillBig Easy RadioChampagne AyalaHarvest will bookend Goanna’s incredible journey: HowardGoanna blazed a trail in Australian rock, putting indigenous and environmental issues front and centre and giving a voiceto the disenfranchised.Alongside bands like Midnight Oil and Redgum, the Victorian group helped usher in a new era and dominated the charts withhits like the land rights anthem Solid Rock.Then it all went a little pear-shaped in the late 1980s – something frontman Shane Howard blames on “external factors” – and, apart from a brief period in the late nineties, the band was no more.Fast-forward to 2022 and the Goanna walks once more, with Howard and band celebrating the 40th anniversary of debut albumSpirit of Place with a triumphant national tour.Speaking from his home in rural Victoria, Howard admitted it was something he never thought would happen.“This wasn’t even on the radar 18 months ago,” the 67-year-old singer said.“There were no plans for a Goanna tour. In fact, during Covid there was a period where we thought perhaps this is it. Maybethis is then end of our live music career. Even when we started the tour this year there was a lot of uncertainty, but – touchwood – we haven’t missed a date. It’s been wonderful to see everyone coming out to enjoy live music again.”One of the first dates in the Goanna anniversary tour was this year’s WOMADelaide festival, a gig Howard described as “epic”.“I mean, playing in front of 10 or 15 thousand people – no pressure,” he laughed.“But there was a lot of love in the room, and that’s been a thing for this whole tour. A whole lot of love in the room forold Goanna.”Howards says he always felt the band was “rudely interrupted” when the band broke up in the late eighties and that this tourwas a more fitting farewell for the band and a way to say thank you to its legion of fans.“We came to a grinding halt,” he said.“There were a number of external factors that caused that to happen. So this feels like we got a chance to really bookend things, and just put a little footnote to that whole story.”And Howard said he couldn’t be happier to be playing Goanna’s final tour show at this weekend’s Harvest Rock festival.“What a line up!” he said.“I was kind of overawed when I first saw the list – Black Crowes, Crowded House, You Am I,” he said.“I love Adelaide, and always love coming back to South Australia, so we can’t wait.“It’s been an incredible journey. I’m so glad we did this. It’s been a chance to say thank you to everyone that allowed us to have a career in music.”Goanna plays Harvest Rock this Saturday, along with Jack White, The Black Crowes, Groove Armada and more.AA Mali's Music Picks Harvest Rock

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