2013 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, August 31, 2013
Adversity can be both friend and foe, and probably no recent music festival learned that lesson more quickly that the third edition of Daniel Lanois’ Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. There was little doubt that the inclusion of Neil Young & Crazy Horse as a headliner was a major factor in ticket sales. When Young announced his cancellation just ten days before the festival was to go, organizers were put into an incredibly tough spot. Gordon Lightfoot was quickly announced as a replacement headliner and the festival went full steam ahead. The end result is a day of music that went off without a hitch to a large and very happy crowd.