“it’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine”  REM

A famous line from a (in)famous song and yet if only the Mayans could have chosen it as a theme for their much hyped  doomsday prophecies. And so Ladies & Gentlemen, like the Mayans, we here at Homebake HQ have been planning & preparing for quite some time placing the finishing touches to an annual announcement reminding one & all that summer is looming, & that it’s also the official start to the great Australian Summer festival period.  With all the action, excitement, and glamour, Australia’s most famous antipodean all star event can possibly muster (and with tongue firmly planted in cheek),  if time is due to stand still, we’ve decided to change the goalposts in 2012 announcing our very special 17th version counting down to..

HOMEBAKE Music, Film, Comedy & Arts Festival 2012
The Global edition!

With Sydney city’s historic Domain once again coming alive with the sound of music, film, laughs and more, Homebake returns in 2012 playing host to a virtual swag of national and internationally famous local superstars, once again presenting an eclectic & talented selection of the finest artists borne out of the Southern Hemisphere. However, taking the gloom out of doom, we’ve decided to change the rules for our most ‘timeless’ edition in tune with our theme this year and whilst we ask you to excuse all the puns, we’re proud as punch to present our biggest ‘party in the park  for the young, the old, and the fun at heart!

Alongside the music is our hugely popular HOMEBAKE Cinema Pavilion (featuring award winning and nominated short films by upcoming Australian/NZ producers & directors expertly programmed by producer/actor extraordinaire, Kieran Darcy Smith of ‘Two Hands’, ‘The Cave’, ‘September’, ‘The Square’ & ‘Animal Kingdom’ fame – as well as director & co-writer of the recently released Australian film ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’, starring Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer and Felicity Price. This year will also see a few special musical performances in amongst the films to be announced. And what would a doomsday theme be without the laughs! With it’s inaugural appearance in 2011 the hugely successful HOMEBAKE Comedy Stage (presented by the ever popular Sydney Comedy Festival), returns in 2012 & will feature a stack of Australia’s most beloved comedians as well as the very best emerging artists in a rollicking showcase of world-class comedy.
Full details to be revealed shortly.

Each and every year HOMEBAKE embraces a number of charities and causes and despite our having a bit of fun with the theme this year, we welcome the extraordinary incentive & initiative known as – You Can! Founded via the Sony Foundation Australia, together with CanTeen, Further information can be at the dedicated pages on this site.

Once again, it’s a huge and massive start to our global edition year and ‘atomic’ inspired line-up – our first HUGE names announced with more to come – and totalling over fifty combined artists, performers and comedy acts. HOMEBAKE Music Film & Arts Festival 2012 – ‘The Global Edition’ is destined to be one of the most memorable, entertaining and above all, fun festival events kicking off the summer period and will also offer a variety of extra attractions & activities including multimedia, our famous international food fare, a plethora of market and information stalls, roving performers, surprises & much, much more. It will be a massive day packed with serious talent Australia (& NZ…and the world) has to offer plus much more and it’s still the best value for money festival in town. Please make sure to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment (& hiked prices!!).

Stay tuned for more special announcements & ‘money can’t buy’ competitions via our presenting partners and don’t forget the triple j unearthed competition whereby one lucky band gets to perform amongst a ‘classic’ line-up of superstars at HOMEBAKE 2012.

Prepare your dancing shoes; perhaps polish the vocals and get ready to join us on Saturday December 8th in the Domain (Royal Botanic Garden, Central Sydney) for a very special day of entertainment.

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