Without revealing too many details the organisers of Homebake Festival have cancelled the event for 2010. You can’t help but think the number of festivals being held this summer may have had something to do with it. They state that the festival will be back bigger and better in 2011.
From the press release:
Whilst this past weekend witnessed a state of political confusion, we concur that we’ve certainly had our fair share as well. That said and with such a plethora of festival announcements of late, we’ve decided to go against the grain and as such – after much deliberation (& some procrastination) – we here at Homebake festival HQ have decided to take a break and postpone Homebake Music, Film & Arts Festival for this year only, 2010.
As we’ve not been able to have the ‘planets align’ to a standard we feel appropriate to the long standing reputation of Australia’s largest ‘locals only’ event, we’d rather focus on a positive future and are instead planning for a unique return version of Homebake Festival to take place during the first week of December 2011.
The intention is for Homebake to return proverbially ‘bigger and better’ than ever, incorporating even more facets of the antipodean arts industries & with special incentives in place for the few generations of thousands of loyal Homebake devotees whom have attended over the past 15 years.