Homebake Festival Moves To Opera House Steps For 2013
Written by Greg Moskovitch on 18th September, 2013
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The institutional Homebake Festival will reportedly be relocating to the Sydney Opera House steps for the 2013 event. This is a change for the festival, which famously features an all-Australian lineup, Blondie notwithstanding, normally held in The Domain, on the outskirts of Sydney CBD.
The news was leaked by Australian rock icon Tex Perkins, of seminal Aus-rock band Beasts of Bourbon and now The Ape, who confirmed the news in an interview with ABC Dig Music. Perkins implied that the news of the venue change was meant to be kept secret, saying:
“I’m going to announce that here. Beasts of Bourbon at Homebake, and Homebake will be performed on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. They probably don’t want me to announce that.”
The move to the Opera House Forecourt and its famed granite “Monumental Steps,” will likely mean a decreased capacity from previous years. The event had been held at The Domain since 2000, after making a move from the University of Sydney Grounds. Many musical events have been held on the Opera House steps, which were built to create a natural amphitheatre.