Homebake Festival is just around the corner and is chock a block full of some of Australia’s greatest musicians, comedians, artists, and films. There is so much going on we thought it might be worthwhile taking another look at what this Aussie festival institution has served up for us this year. If you haven’t got your hands on tickets they haven’t sold out…yet…but you better be quick because this is one festival you don’t want to miss.

The Festival

Held over four stages (Main Stage, The Big Top, The Dome & The Rowland S Howard Stage), there’ll be more than just music to celebrate at Homebake Music, Film & Arts Festival 2011 with the inclusion of The Homebake Cinema Pavilion, Homebake Comedy Stage, exciting multimedia, an international food fair, stacks of market stalls and roving performers and an artist signing tent that sees all proceeds to Youngcare. As well punters can get crazy on the rides and learn about youth and community with information and awareness stalls dotted around the site.

The Music 

Australia’s most famous antipodean all star event Homebake is setting up it’s sweet sixteenth party in Sydney’s luscious Domain – and while we fell all over ourselves with the first announcement of incredible musical artists booked for the day-long event, the news kept pouring in. Going on to add 360, Ratcat, Gold Fields, Bleeding Knees Club, Big Scary, Owl Eyes, Damn Dogs, Split Seconds and RÜFÜS organisers also unveiled the other attractions to the festivities.

The Comedy

Curated by the Sydney Comedy Festival, the Homebake Comedy Stage shines a light on a healthy dose of established and up-and-coming comedic geniuses. Jorge Menidis, the Sydney Comedy Festival Director is “sure this stage will compliment the rest of the program and bring an even more inspiring experience for the Homebake patron.” And he might be onto something.  Comics already announced include Tim “Rosso” Ross, Smart Casual, Daniel Townes, Matt Okine, Ronny Chieng, Rhys Nicholson, Dave Eastgate, Anthony Salame, Steve Philp, Wil Anderson, Barry Morgan (& his Organ), Genevieve Fricker, Nick Cody, Michael Hing, Toby Coleman, Ray Badran.

The Films

The Homebake Cinema Pavilion, while not an awards-based showcase, has the luxury of being able to choose from exciting films already celebrated around the world, as well as from up and coming indie flicks. A favourite on the day is bound to be Rainman goes to RocKwiz, the story of a nearly blind recluse with Aspergers Syndrome who shows amazing music chart recall on the live TV quiz show.

Also screening with be the award-winning Spider, created by Nash Edgerton and David Michôd Paramedics (who both appear in the movie, as does Nash’s bro Joel, in a cameo as a paramedic); Warwick Thornton’s Nana; and a film called Glenn Owen Dodds – perfect for anyone who’s ever asked themselves the question, ‘Why am I here?’ – starring David Wenham.

Special performances by our Cinema Pavilion stars – Seeker Lover Keeper + special acoustic performances by up and coming stars, Lanie Lane and Daniel Lee Kendall will continue the thread of music.

Check out full details of the day’s events and attractions. We haven’t even scratched the surface. 

Only $95.00 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

Homebake 2011 Festival
Saturday December 3rd, 2011. The Domain, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney City, NSW