You know it must be summer when this day comes around – Sydney’s iconic Homebake Festival is on today!
Thousands of punters are expected to converge on The Domain in the Sydney Botanical Gardens for a day filled with awesome music from Antipodean artists and, for the first time this year, international acts.
Seminal American rockers Blondie are headlining the bill. When Music Feeds chatted to them earlier this year, they were worried they’d receive a cold shoulder from the crowd because they are “outsiders”.
Another special guest this year is globetrotting megastar Tim Minchin, who is bringing his special brand of musical comedy (which he did at European festivals this year) to Homebake in an exclusive performance.
Leading the local pack are recent ARIA winners Kimbra and DZ Dethrays, Something for Kate, Birds of Tokyo, Angus Stone, Julia Stone and veterans The Saints.
Away from all the music, there’s also a cinema pavilion (curated by Kieran Darcy-Smith/Blue-Tongue), the New Comedy Stage (presented by Sydney Comedy Festival), roving activities & performers, international food fair, market stalls, and an artist signing tent.
Music Feeds has whipped together everything you need to make your day out at Homebake a wicked one – scroll down the page for set times, a map of the venue and transport information as well.
Check out all the playing times below.
The best way to get to Homebake is by public transport. CityRail and Sydney Buses and Ferries operate frequent services to the City.
The closest stations to the Domain are Circular Quay, Martin Place and Wynyard.
Don’t forget to buy a return ticket as this will save you time and money, and please be prepared to wait at the stations and bus stops at the end of Homebake as there may be large crowds heading home.
For timetable information please call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or http://www.131500.com.au – or for specific train info check out the CityRail website. http://www.cityrail.info
There will be minimal public parking available in the area – the closest being The Domain Carpark. Please check their website for all details and rates – http://www.domaincarpark.com.au