It’s 2013 and Homebake has come of age! Eighteen years can virtually be regarded as a lifetime in any event lifecycle – and it’s especially true when the focus is entirely based on local artistic talent alone.
Throughout the course of those 18 years, Homebake has witnessed many up and coming musicians and entertainers grace our humble stages and thereafter go on to conquer the world – and we are exceptionally proud to be part of such a thriving industry. And now, it’s time to celebrate in a big way with one of the most exciting announcements in the history of Homebake, being a special one-off combined Anniversary Edition as we unite Homebake‘s 18th birthday with the 40th anniversary of the landmark Australian icon, the Sydney Opera House.
Considering the united milestone events, we here at Homebake HQ have been plotting and planning away to present a unique 3 day edition, themed in a style representing each of the Homebake main stages per day, and all taking place at the location with the greatest view the Southern Hemisphere has to offer – the Sydney Opera House Forecourt (and surrounding areas). 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. Keeping things cosy, we’re giving our audience a more ‘up close & personal’ experience this year however don’t fear as we’re spreading the invite list for this huge double birthday celebration, just this one time, over three glorious summer afternoons and evenings this coming Friday 6 December, Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December.
Sydney Opera House Chief Executive, Louise Herron, said today
“Michael Chugg was behind one of the first concerts on the Forecourt, the 2SM Concert of the Decade, featuring Stevie Wright, Skyhooks, Richard Clapton and Split Enz.
“Our 40th Anniversary is all about drawing on our heritage, as we launch into the future and the next generation of artists, audiences and visitors to the Opera House. So it is wonderful to be welcoming Michael Chugg and Homebake onto the Forecourt as part of our celebrations.”
Chugg Entertainment Executive Chairman and Homebake Co-Promoter Michael Chugg added
“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 of the Decade to the Crowded House Farewell To The World tour. I’m always passionate in the press about supporting local music and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this unprecedented event, three nights of incredible Australian music in the most intimate capacity that Homebake’s ever offered and at one of the most spectacular locations in the world. Happy Birthday Homebake and Happy Birthday Sydney Opera House! It’s going to be one hell of a celebration! “
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