3 days of events.
Ladies and Gents ....
Homebake - A Special Birthday Edition
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, RiLive) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDC-UbEjR5M
An enigma within the Australian music industry, we are thrilled to have the one and only GURRUMUL join the opening celebrations. Born blind, GURRUMUL grew up as a member of the Gumatj clan on Elcho Island, off the coast of tropical North East Arnhemland. His fragile but powerfully emotive voice has affected the public in a way no other artist has done in Australia. This unique Aboriginal artist sings songs about identity, spirit and connection with the land, its elements and the ancestral beings he is related to. His high tenor voice and aura-like persona creates emotion, compassion and a feeling of peacefulness and longing with audiences in Australia and around the world. GURRUMUL's self-titled debut album has sold half a million copies worldwide, his second solo album Rralaka released in April 2011 has hit platinum. GURRUMUL has performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth, Barack Obama and Crown Prince Frederick and Princess Mary of Denmark. We are thrilled and honoured GURRUMUL will be performing at Homebake