Homebake Festival takes place at The Domain, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, New South Wales
Homebake Festival 2012 dates – 8th December
HOMEBAKE FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP
Blondie, Hilltop Hoods, Tim Minchin, Kimbra, Angus Stone, Julia Stone, Birds Of Tokyo, Daniel Merriweather, Sam Sparro, The Saints, Something For Kate, Sonicanimation, Shapeshipter, Six60, Jinja Safari, The Bamboos, Tim Rogers, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Pond, Ball Park Music, Seekae, Dz Deathrays, Diafrix, Husky, Full Tote Odds
History of the Homebake Festival
You don’t get a reputation for being Australia’s premier all-local festival without actually coming up with the goods.. time after time. So to kick off the Homebake site here’s a glimpse back over the few years providing a snapshot of the origins of Homebake.
The first Homebake, in January 1996 (& actually moved from December 1995), was held at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay, on the far north coast of New South Wales. And, as anyone who was there will testify, it deserves its nickname of “Mudbake”: the term “bucketing down” doesn’t even begin to explain how wet Homebake Numero Uno really was. But no rock festival veteran has ever let a little mud get in the way of a good party and, in spite of all and sundry copping a drenching, 13 of Australia’s best and brightest took to the stage.
2010 witnessed Homebake take its first ever break. Now returning in 2011 under the moniker of the ‘Classic Edition’, Homebake presents its largest and most diverse line-up to date including the internationally acclaimed Nick Cave led project, Grinderman, LadyHawke, the multi platinum selling indigenous performer Gurrumul, a one off performance whereby Australia’s iconic stars, Icehouse perform their classic Flowers album; Australian international success story Daniel Merriweather; and very special performances by yet more Australian iconic Australian acts, The Triffids and The Church – as well as Australia’s beloved RocKwiz TV show + much more including Pnau, Cut Copy, Eskimo Joe, The Jezabels etc and the brand new Comedy Stage curated by Sydney Comedy Festival.
Homebake Festival Line Up – 2011
Grinderman, Ladyhawke, Pnau, Gotye, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Cut Copy, RocKwiz (live), Icehouse (playing Flowers ), Daniel Merriweather, Eskimo Joe, Drapht, The Triffids, Architecture in Helsinki, The Vines, The Church, The Jezabels, Kimbra, C.W. Stoneking, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Illy, Avalanche City, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Papa Vs Pretty, Killaqueenz, Kids of 88, Passenger, Noah Taylor and The Sloppy Boys (Ed Clayton-Jones from The Wreckery and Cec Condon from The Mess Hall), Vents, 360, Ratcat, Bleeding Knees Club, Damndogs, Owl Eyes, Gold Fields, Big Scary, RÜFÜS