The festival season is starting off with a bang down in Florida, thanks to the inaugural Harvest of Hope Fest in St. John’s County Fairgrounds in St. Augustine. This three-day festival, March 6th-8th, is a benefit for migrant farm workers (if there are any left after the recent economic collapse here in the States…).
The groups tend towards the punk and hardcore, but there’s still indie, hip-hop, electronica, and more – oh, and no jam-bands!
The real theme running through the line-up is one of activism, fitting for the event:
(note: Harvest of Hope unfortunately takes place over the same three-day weekend as Langerado in Miami
– and while they’re in the same state, you can’t just hop from one to the other, as St. Augustine & Miami are on opposite ends of the long, long state. But a host of acts are playing both, including: Against Me!, DeVotchKa, Broken Social Scene, Bad Brains, Girl Talk, Lucero, The Virgins, Ra Ra Riot, The Faint, King Khan & The Shrines, and Holy Fuck – QRO Langerado preview. And at Harvest, you can camp – plus it’s cheaper…