The Homebake 2013 lineup has been announced and following on from the first band of the bill leaking their involvement as well as letting slip of a venue change for the 2013 edition, the full list of bands has been revealed.
Legendary Aussie singer Tex Perkins had already leaked that Beasts Of Bourbon would be playing the steps of the Sydney Opera House as part of the music festival’s shift in venue away from The Domain in recent years, but festival organisers have wasted little time in keeping fans in waiting for the full details.
Following on from last year’s Blondie-headlined Global Edition, Homebake is celebrating its roots by returning to an all-Aussie lineup, pulling out all the stops to bring a Homebake 2013 lineup that’s filled with the country’s finest, both old and new.
This year celebrating its 18th birthday, the “one-time” move to the Sydney Opera House for the Aussie festival also marks the 40th Anniversary of the iconic Sydney landmark, and also marking the double celebrations, Homebake will take place over three days, with three separately themed lineups featuring the cream of the Australian crop playing three summer afternoons.
Beginning on Friday 6th December, songwriting legend Paul Kelly and celebrated Indigenous singer Gurrumul will top a bill that includes Eskimo Joe, who have just released their electronically flavoured new album Wastelands, along with rising Melbourne star Vance Joy, NIMA-winner Thelma Plum, and the Michael Chugg label-backed Sheppard.
Dancing shoes are the footwear of choice for Saturday 7th December, with electro majors The Preset leading the groove-based charge that includes The Cat Empire, Architecture In Helsinki, The Aston Shuffle, and Bam Bam, as well as the 60s sounds of Sydney nu-beat combo Deep Sea Arcade and Way Of The Eagle, the supergroup project of producer Jan Skubiszewski that will feature performances from Dan Sultan, Daniel Merriweather, Amy Findlay (Stonefield), Harry Angus (The Cat Empire) and Lachlan Mitchell). Homebake is celebrating its roots by returning to an all-Aussie lineup… filled with the country’s finest, both old and new.
Sunday 8th December is for rocking out, where the previously leaked Beasts Of Bourbon will be joined by an all-star lineup of the country’s best traders in riffs, soul, and power. Former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning, national treasures You Am I, the swaggering sounds of The Rubens, Melbourne rockers Kingswood, and the refined wit and songwriting wisdom of Courtney Barnett will all fill the Sydney Opera House steps with their sounds and styles.
“With this one off move from the wide spread grounds of The Domain, we’re scaling back the size to the stunning and intimate harbour side forecourt however scaling up for three days of music, comedy, activities, amazing bars, markets and great food,” write festival organisers in a statement issued today.
Meanwhile promoter Michael Chugg, who co-ordinated the Sydney Opera House celebrations for Homebake’s 18th, offered his enthusiasm for this year’s all-Aussie celebrations. “The Sydney Opera House forecourt is a special place to me. I have wonderful memories of delivering shows from some of the best Australian acts on those very steps, from the 2SM Concert [featuring Stevie Wright, Skyhooks, Richard Clapton and Split Enz] of the Decade to the Crowded House Farewell To The World tour [in 1996].”
Tickets for Homebake 2013 go on sale next Wednesday 25th September (details below) offering punters the chance to grab a slice of all-Aussie cake this December for Homebake’s 18th birthday and the Sydney Opera House’s four decades of existence.
Homebake 2013 Lineup
Homebake 2013 – The Birthday Edition
Celebrating Homebake’s 18th Birthday and the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House
Friday 6 December, Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December, 2013
Sydney Opera House Forecourt and surrounds
FRIDAY, 6 DECEMBER, 2013:
Gates Open: 4.00pm
Paul Kelly, Gurrumul, Eskimo Joe, Vance Joy, Thelma Plum and Sheppard
SATURDAY, 7 DECEMBER, 2013:
Gates Open: 2.00pm
The Presets, The Cat Empire, Architecture In Helsinki, The Aston Shuffle, Way Of The Eagle (featuring guest performers Dan Sultan, Daniel Merriweather, Amy Findlay, Harry Angus & Lachlan Mitchell), Deep Sea Arcade and Bam Bam
SUNDAY, 8 DECEMBER, 2013:
Gates Open: 2.00pm
Birds of Tokyo, Bernard Fanning, The Rubens, You Am I, Beasts Of Bourbon, Kingswood and Courtney Barnett
Plus Comedy, Bars, Great Food & Markets
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT HOMEBAKE IS AN OVER 18s EVENT
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER FROM:
* Sydney Opera House Box Office – Ph: 02 9250 7777 and www.sydneyoperahouse.com