Homebake 2012 Final comedy and artist announcement plus map & playing times released!
HOMEBAKE Music, Film & Arts Festival 2012
The Global Edition
The Countdown Begins…Maps, Times, More Band Winners, Housos & more
For Immediate Release: 29 November 2012: Righto folks, as we count down the days to all the action happening at The Domain on Saturday, 8 December we’ll be cramming in last minute news, announcements and more, so please stay carefully tuned (and patient) as you won’t want to miss a beat!
First cab off the rank …… ladies & gentlemen we have yet more comedy stars joining us at the HOMEBAKE 2012 Sydney Comedy Festival Stage and although they are the last pick of the crop, you can’t get any better than this.
Please welcome –
The one & only HOUSOS -
From the movie Housos vs Authority, (in Cinemas nation-wide now), & the cult TV show Housos on SBS, come Australia’s funniest bludgers. Sponsored by Centrelink, Shazza, Franky, Kev and Abdul are all ready to kick ass in ugg boots and thongs at this year’s HOMEBAKE. AVOs, STIs and LOLs all guaranteed and paid for with government benefits!
Literally adored by houso-holds across Australia, HOMEBAKE brings Housos direct from television screens to our humble stage. Last year they crashed HOMEBAKE, this year, we sent an invite and they’ve accepted! That’s right folks, the team that are the hugely popular Housos bring their ‘Sunnyvale swag & style” in full effect to HOMEBAKE on the cusp of the release of their (destined to be controversially huge) feature ‘filum’ Housos vs Authority. Check out more here: www.housosvsauthority.com.au
The Housos series is the comic genius of Paul Fenech (Fat Pizza, Swift & Shift Couriers) originally created and written for SBS. Co-incidentally, Paul first graced HOMEBAKE stages in 2001 during the production and film shoot of the feature film, Garage Days.
Check out the trailer for Housos vs Authority -
… and joining HOUSOS:
In 2011, Tien Tran entered triple j’s RAW Comedy for the first time and made it to the National Finals at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival before going on in 2012 to perform his solo show ‘If you don’t know, now you know‘ at the Perth International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Fringe Festival and opened for acts such as Anthony Jeselnik.
“Finally, Tien Tran was one of the greatest comedians of the night, with his comedic style drawing a lot of laughs. The stories he told were carefully crafted until the clincher at the end which sent the audience wild, a good finish to the night and indeed the entire Sydney Fringe Festival.”
- The [AU] Review
Sacha Marx is a regular on the Comedy scene and the Sydney Comedy Store. Even with a sold out solo season at the 2011 Sydney Comedy festival with his show Cautious Optimism under his belt, Marx still loathes!
Ray Badran, winner of the self-appointed best bloke award, is one of Australia’s rising comedians. A regular at the Sydney Comedy Store, Ray has also performed on The Footy Show and contributed writing to various TV shows. Since performing at last year’s HOMEBAKE festival, Ray performed in both the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and in the USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Medical Science and once made the grand final of the World Strawberry Eating Championships.
And whilst we’re on the topic of ‘stars on stage’ – huge congrats from all of us here at HOMEBAKE HQ to triple j Unearthed winners, BATTLESHIPS, who will be joining HOMEBAKE 2012 opening the most Rowland S Howard Stage. Winning the triple j HOMEBAKE 2012 Unearthed competition, this has been a busy year for Sydney 4-piece BATTLESHIPS. Having received widespread acclaim for their debut single In Retrospect, BATTLESHIPS deliver their captivating new single Your Words filled with evocative melodies and captivating instrumental arrangements. Having being dubbed “intelligent indie”, BATTLESHIPS are definitely a band to look out for! Battleships – In Retrospect.
Speaking of winners, we also congratulate all our new young band additions discovered via the Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition.
Being an online band competition, six lucky bands from around Australia have been hand-picked to perform at HOMEBAKE 2012, so make sure to come early & check out all of the following appearing in the Rowland S Howard stage & support this young Aussie talent!
And the lucky bands are –
GO MASON GO (NSW)
After being crowned phase one winners, GO MASON GO went to Melbourne to record a few of their original guitar pop tracks as part of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam prize pack. Now, only weeks after completing their school certificate, they’ll be the envy of all their mates as they take to the stage at HOMEBAKE.
THE VANNS (NSW)
Recently, a four-piece from the south coast of NSW called THE VANNS impressed judges at the phase two final at Sydney’s Hi-Fi. Amongst finishing high school, the guys have been playing a heap of local gigs and also squeezing in some studio time. Fresh from schoolies, they will no doubt keep the party vibes going for HOMEBAKE 2012.
Garage rock outfit ALTITUDE stood out from the hundreds of entries with their energetic rock stylings. Hailing from Geelong, Luke, Liam, Lachy and Tommy met at St Joseph’s College and in 2010 they knuckled down to pen some original tunes. Earlier this year, they won the Pushover Battle of the Bands and are now stoked to be a wild card for Red Bull Bedroom Jam.
SYD KIDS (NSW)
Sydney duo SYD KIDS will bring some hip-hop and RnB flavours to the stage at HOMEBAKE. With an army of online fans, it’s no surprise that already in their short career that have played with the likes of Ja Rule, Akon, T-Pain and Scribe. Describing themselves as more than just rappers, they utilize dance, acrobatics and vocals and are sure to bring the house down on December 8.
TIRED LION (WA)
Emerging from the streets Perth, four-piece TIRED LION are ecstatic to be heading east to play Homebake. Describing their sound as obscure and ambient, they site the alternative sounds of The Smashing Pumpkins, The Pixies and Sonic Youth as their key influences. Recently, they recorded a single with well-known Perth producer Andy Lawson (Eskimo Joe, Little Birdy) and there are whispers of their debut EP being just around the corner.
BLUEBERRY CIRCUIT (NSW)
After meeting in high school Tyne, Fletcher, Andrew and Romie merged their eclectic musical tastes to create BLUEBERRY CIRCUIT. With influences ranging from Katchafire to Sticky Fingers to Ball Park Music, their pop-reggae sounds are one of a kind.
OK – you can all stop your nagging now! MAPS & TIMES are up on the official Homebake site and can be downloaded directly from this link – http://homebake.com.au/2012/maps-times
BUT – When checking out the map, it is important to read through all associated conditions of entry, which we refer to refer as Homebake Etiquette (or the ‘do’s & don’ts’). For those of you that may have trouble accessing this information, we have made sure to include those same conditions below. Therefore, we urge you to please read through carefully (please don’t give us the opportunity to say ‘we told you so!”).
Everybody please welcome DEEZER!
Deezer Australia is proud to be the exclusive music streaming partner of Homebake 2012. www.deezer.com is a music destination offering hand-picked weekly recommendations as well as over 20 million tracks! We have a local team of music gurus bringing the best recommendations of Australian and international music to your mobile phone and web browser. Make sure you check out our Deezer activation booth at Homebake for your free one month trial account, recharge your mobile and check out our crazy photo booth!
Visit us at www.facebook.com/Deezer
That’s the update for now! Don’t forget – make sure to catch the 26th Anniversary of the ARIA Awards this Thursday, 29 November broadcast on Channel 9’s digital channel GO! Starting at 7.30pm sharp! There’s a bunch of HOMEBAKE 2012 artists up for gongs and we wish everyone the best of luck! More here: www.ariaawards.com.au
Whilst the countdown is on to the big day, we ask that you to stay tuned & visit the websites at www.homebake.com and join our official Homebake Festival page at Facebook www.facebook.com/homebakefestivalofficial for all up to the minute news, special features, competitions and more.
HOMEBAKE Music, Film, Comedy & Arts Festival 2012
The Global Edition
Saturday, 8 December, 2012
The Domain, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney City, NSW
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Taking the gloom out of doom as we celebrate the Mayan ‘end of the world’ with the biggest party in the park!
It’s the Global Edition starring Explosive Performances by….
(Via the USA, the legendary & iconic multi million selling hit makers….the ‘atomic’) BLONDIE, HILLTOP HOODS, (Direct from huge sold out shows worldwide & a starring role in Californication) TIM MINCHIN, KIMBRA, (together but not together) ANGUS STONE, JULIA STONE, BIRDS OF TOKYO, DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, (finally returning home to OZ) SAM SPARRO, (The legendary) THE SAINTS, SOMETHING FOR KATE, (A special ‘best of’ return by electro pioneers) SONICANIMATION, (NZ’s multi-platinum megastars) SHAPESHIFTER, SIX60, JINJA SAFARI, THE BAMBOOS, TIM ROGERS of You Am I (with full band & special guests), SAN CISCO, EMMA LOUISE, POND, BALL PARK MUSIC, SEEKAE, DZ DEATHRAYS, DIAFRIX, HUSKY, FULL TOTE ODDS …
TAME IMPALA, LAST DINOSAURS, PARACHUTE YOUTH, HERMITUDE, SETH SENTRY, HEY GERONIMO, STICKY FINGERS, UNDERLIGHTS, THE GRISWOLDS, LIME CORDIALE and …
our triple j Unearthed Winner , BATTLESHIPS + Red Bull Bedroom Jam Competition Winners:
Go Mason Go (NSW), The Vanns (NSW), Altitude (VIC), Syd Kids (NSW), Tired Lion (WA), Blueberry Circuit (NSW)
And joined by the first Comedy Stage Stars (presented by Sydney Comedy Festival)
including just announced … those madcap characters from the hit series, ‘HOUSOS’ together with…
Tom Ballard, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, Mel Buttle, Benny Davis – The Human Jukebox, Cam Knight (MC), Daniel Townes (MC), Ronny Chieng, Matt Okine, Rhys Nicholson, Genevieve Fricker, Dave Williams, Nick Cody, Anthony Salame, Michael Hing, Nice Kicks – Steen Raskopoulos and Susie Youssef, Laura Hughes, Tien Tran, Sacha Marx and Ray Badran!
FOUR STAGES (Main Stage, The Big Top, The Dome, the new Rowland S Howard Stage) + more!
The Brand New HOMEBAKE COMEDY STAGE (Presented by Sydney Comedy Festival), MULTIMEDIA, INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR, ROVING ACTIVITIES and PERFORMERS, INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR, MARKET STALLS, ARTIST SIGNING TENT, YOUTH and COMMUNITY INFORMATION and AWARENESS STALLS and more!
Homebake supports YouCan – www.youcan.org.au
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Only $99.00 inc gst + Booking Fees according to selected ticketing agency (see below)
* Ticketek phone charge: 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
Nb: this service is provided by Oztix – www.oztix.com.au
* Moshtix: Ph 1300 438 849 or web: www.moshtix.com.au
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT HOMEBAKE IS AN OVER 18′s EVENT – YOU MUST BE OVER 18 (EIGHTEEN) YEARS
OF AGE TO PURCHASE A TICKET – Relevant Government authorised photo ID required on entry and if you wish to drink alcohol – ie; passport or drivers licence.
Visit the website – www.homebake.com and www.facebook.com/homebakefestivalofficial
NB: Please be aware of all conditions associated with purchase of ticket to Homebake.
Check out our teaser video here (starring AFI and Logie awarded actress, Emma Lung)