Homebake 2012 Announce Lineup
Homebake, the annual music and arts festival held at Sydney’s historic domain, is once again coming alive to the sound of some of Australia’s best homegrown talent ans well as a host of comedy, film and arts for December 2012.
The theme running this year is what if those Mayans and their pesky doomsday calendar were right, and the end of 2012 really was the end of it all. Or as organisers put it, “taking the gloom out of doom” with “the biggest party in the park!”
Only, this year is touted as the ‘Global Edition’, why? To accommodate festival headliners BLONDIE. The ‘atomic’ new wave act will be topping a bill to bring their iconic hit-making to Sydney crowds, it’s the first time an international act has joined the usually locals-only bill, and an awesome chance to catch Christ Stein, Clem Burke and the effervescent Debbie Harry in performance.
Adding to the eclectic festival bill will by musical comedian TIM MINCHIN, returning to Australia after vibing off his international success in London and starring role in TV series Californication. He’s second billing behind Blondie, and leading the pack on an eclectic range of Australian acts including legendary rock act THE SAINTS, Aussie hip-hop icons HILLTOP HOODSSOMETHING FOR KATE – in their third festival announcement in the lead up to their comeback album, the genre-hopping, international territory smashing KIMBRA; ANGUS STONE and JULIA STONE playing separately as their solo monikers, Perth’s eminent rock group BIRDS OF TOKYO and the pop/funk nous of DANIEL MERRIWEATHER.
Rounding out the lineup is special ‘best of’ return by 90s favourites SONICANIMATION, TIM ROGERS with full band & special guests, his funk friends THE BAMBOOS, the jangling JINJA SAFARI, Perth rising stars SAN CISCO, Brisbane songstress EMMA LOUISE, psych rock outfit POND, quirky popsters BALL PARK MUSIC, Sydney’s fine SEEKAE, garage dynamic duo DZ DEATHRAYS, hip-hop visionaries DIAFRIX, alt-folk’s HUSKY, pop act SAM SPARRO, SHAPESHIFTER, SIX60 and FULL TOTE ODDS.
…and that’s just the first round of announcements for the festival.
Along with a riveting selection of cinematic treats at the HOMEBAKE Cinema Pavilion and monstrous giggles at the Comedy Stage; it’s looking to be one of the festival’s biggest and most comprehensive lineups in its 17 year history.
Tickets go on sale Thursday August 16th at 9am for the Over 18′s Only Event, to be held at Saturday December 8th in the Domain (Royal Botanic Garden, Central Sydney) for a very special day of entertainment.
HOMEBAKE 2012: THE GLOBAL EDITION // FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
BIRDS OF TOKYO
SOMETHING FOR KATE
BALL PARK MUSIC
FULL TOTE ODDS
plus many more to be announced including the creme of comedy stars, short films, & our triple j Unearthed winner!
Tickets - $99.00 inc gst + Booking Fees according to selected ticketing agency (see below)
Tickets available from:
Ticketek phonecharge: Ph 132 849 or web: www.ticketek.com.au
Purchase tickets online via HOMEBAKE direct – at www.homebake.com.au or Tel: 1300 762 545
Nb: this service is provided by Oztix Australia – www.oztix.com.au
Moshtix: Ph 1300 438 849 or web: www.moshtix.com.au
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