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Blondie to headline Homebake2012 'Global Edition' lineup

Homebake has somehow managed to sneak Blondie past the border patrol to headline the festival in December.

Billed as Homebake 2012: The Global Edition the festival lineup also features notable international stars including New Zealand’s Kimbra, Something For Kate who have just recorded an new album in America and San Cisco who once went to Bali for a holiday.

The festival will feature four stages – Main Stage, The Big Top, The Dome, the new Rowland S Howard Stage – as well as the cinema pavilion and comedy stage.

Homebake 2012: The Global Edition
Blondie
Tim Minchin
Hilltop Hoods
Kimbra
Angus Stone
Julia Stone
Birds Of Tokyo
Daniel Merriweather
Sam Sparro
The Saints
Something For Kate
Sonic Animation
Shape Shifter
Six60
Jinja Safari
The Bamboos
Tim Rogers
San Cisco
Emma Louise
Pond
Ball Park Music
Seekae
DZ Deathrays
Diafrix
Husky
Full Tote Odds

+ many more to be announced.

Homebake 2012
Saturday 8 December
The Domain, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Tickets on sale for $99 + booking fees on Thursday 16 August, 9am

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snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Blondie are headlining? Because they're totally Oz nthat??

kaydee

kaydee said on the 30th Jul, 2012

What the fucking fuck?

Cause you know, Australia (& NZ) has no talent so we need to import a headliner from overseas.

Pfft.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Homebake 2012 line up – First Announcement
Blondie
Kimbra
The Saints
Something for Kate
San Cisco
Sonic Animation
Sam Sparro
DZ Deathrays
Husky
Tim Minchin
Ball Park Music
Jinja Safari
Emma Louise
Hilltop Hoods
Angus Stone
Julia Stone
Bird Of Tokyo
Daniel Merriweather
Shapeshifter
Six60
The Bamboos
Time Rogers
Pond
Seekae
Diafrix
Full Tote Odds

...I hear that Time Rogers goes off.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Kimbra above Saints and SFK? Nope nope nope

Would like to see Sonicanimation again though.

batdan

batdan said on the 30th Jul, 2012

The newer bands these days don't cut it compared to the 90's when the local music scene was in its prime. Just sayin'

kaydee

kaydee said on the 30th Jul, 2012

I thought Tumbleweed would have been a dead cert for this.

I'll probably go just for The Saints & SFK.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 30th Jul, 2012

wait, what... Blondie!?
Is this because the lineup is a bit dull this year that they need an international headliner?
Blondie Brisbane show owed to us, they cancelled the last one...

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 30th Jul, 2012



FUCKEN KIDS THESE DAYS AND THEIR MOBILE PHONES AND THEIR PLAYSTATION 2S! IN MY DAY WE HAD TO DRAG A GUITAR 50KMS THROUGH THE DIRT BAREFOOT SO WE COULD PLUG IT IN AT THE TOWN POWERBOARD, AND THAT WOULD COST YA 5 CENTS - YOUR WHOLE WEEK'S PAY!

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Not happy about an international headliner but will attend.

iNegro

iNegro said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Blondie are fairly average live. The Saints should be great though.

batdan

batdan said on the 30th Jul, 2012



I was talking about the 90's not the 80's MAB

crob

crob said on the 30th Jul, 2012

guessing they couldn't get presets....

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 30th Jul, 2012

MAB was talking about the '90s in Nowra.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Time Rogers to headline! This is his time!

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 30th Jul, 2012



Hey now, don't bash my home town, we've had electricity since the 70's

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 30th Jul, 2012



Still a dumb-fuck/old man thing to say.



Shit was rough, man. This was all we had.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LETFbQr8NfU

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Wish the wiggles led them all to jump off paringa

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Fuck, that explains so much.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 31st Jul, 2012

What's worse east nowra

Oflick

Oflick said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Lol at the kid trying to rush the stage at the start of that Wiggles video.

I have nothing interesting to add about Blondie or Nowra.

batdan

batdan said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Still a dumb-fuck/old man thing to say.QUOTE]

Harsh words MAB.

I honestly believe back then with Spiderbait, You Am I, Regurgitator, Magic Dirt, Silverchair, Grinspoon, The Living End, Tumbleweed, Jebadiah, Powderfinger, Screamfeeder etc when they were in their prime are much better than the current crop of bands we have at the moment.

Old in your eyes maybe, dumb-fuck. no.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I like those bands, too. Silverchair are my favourite Australian band of all time. But I believe there are Australian bands from the 2000s and 2010s that are just as good - The Drones immediately spring to mind, as do The Devoted Few, The Lucksmiths and Parades. And I'm not just saying that because I wasn't old enough to appreciate those bands in their prime or whatever else you could use as a retort. This isn't a matter of being contrarian - I just think dismissing an entire generation of Australian acts just because you're not in the right age demographic to appreciate them is stupd.

batdan

batdan said on the 31st Jul, 2012



Of course there are great bands out now, Eddy Current and The Mess Hall also spring to mind. Most of the bands I mentioned above could pull huge crowds on the mainstages at the BDO and they were actually a major drawcard for many years. I think the BDO actually misses acts like them.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Things have changed significantly, though. Alternative rock isn't even close to being the drawcard that it once was in terms of Australian music. There is a focus on nu-folk and hip-hop music especially - and given you seem to be almost exclusively a rock fan, this is probably where you get the idea that the Australian acts that are popular now cannot compare to those that peaked in the 90s.

batdan

batdan said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Nice discussion. Just stop calling me old, I'm not made of granite y'know.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Batdan is 666 years young.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012



Haha, I'm sure you're not. I just get frustrated when music fans start corpsefucking and romanticising the past.

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Well it's not really Homebake with an American act headlining.

crob

crob said on the 31st Jul, 2012

whilst I could see a line up of a lot of strong mid weight local acts would sell well to people on this forum... the average punter goes for the headliners....

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 31st Jul, 2012



Bingo, it's really tarnishing their brand, still can't get my head around why they are doing this

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I don't love this line up.

Especially after how solid last years was.

Quicky

Quicky said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I'd head along for a few acts - overall nothing too special.

Having Blondie on the bill just makes it significantly worse.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Not if you enjoy milfs

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Australia's got plenty of musical milfs - where's the Baby Animals on the lineup?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Seeing Tim Minchin so high up on the bill is also a bit of a drag. I've never gotten him.

lang-lands

lang-lands said on the 31st Jul, 2012

So the first Homebake I can (legally) go to and its shit. The 2009 one was so much better, that was an awesome day

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 31st Jul, 2012

A lot of people seem to be forgetting that Blondie are, in fact, quite rad.

lang-lands

lang-lands said on the 31st Jul, 2012



You seem to be forgetting that she is American

liquidtopaz3

liquidtopaz3 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I've never been to Homebake cos it's in Sydney, but I may travel up this year. There's actually plenty of bands I'd see again/for the first time.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012





You seem to be forgetting that they are a band.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 31st Jul, 2012



We're not forgetting. Radness has nothing to do with it.

Your festival either has a theme, or it doesn't. If it does, you stick to it, or there's no point having a theme.

If you read that lineup to someone, without the festival title/history, they'd think it was a small local festival without enough money to afford multiple overseas bands.

lang-lands

lang-lands said on the 31st Jul, 2012



Yes I know, I was just referring to Debbie Harry but I see your point

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

A great band. But they aren't Australian and that's the point.

Homebake is a great festival usually and it's great when their headliner showcases the biggest and the best of what we have to offer. And making Blondie the headliner kind of shits on the notion.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Australian bands suck 60% of the time, all of the time.

They should just fill the line up out a bit more and call it Rewindbake.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Anyway, the real question is: is she playing Brisneyland or not?

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Will wait for discount tickets to appear on eBay.

This is the day after Simple Minds/Devo as well. All the 80s Nostalgia acts!

humanracin

humanracin said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Will wait for discount tickets to appear on eBay.

This is the day after Simple Minds/Devo as well. All the 80s Nostalgia acts!

Fuck, that's what I wanted in the first place, as Blondie & Devo are touring together in the US, not stupid, bloody Simple Minds.

Blondie/Devo Brizzie sideshow then?

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 31st Jul, 2012

^

Yes, yes,and yes. Throw in The Pretenders, too. She owes us.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Still a dumb-fuck/old man thing to say.



Shit was rough, man. This was all we had.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LETFbQr8NfU

Should've broken out this jam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdqc6iky0a4

andy_chalmers_102

andy_chalmers_102 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Not a bad lineup. Would consider going for Tim Minchin alone, but there's a solid half-dozen other acts on there that I would like to see. The international headliner is a bit of an odd decision, but I guess with the festival landscape as crowded as it currently is, all the big Aussie acts were probably already tied up with other festivals.

Jimmyopendoors

Jimmyopendoors said on the 31st Jul, 2012

not a bad line up. but adding blondie to the bill is dumb.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Angus Stone and Julia Stone, oOoOo hope they do a collab!

mitchmac

mitchmac said on the 31st Jul, 2012

congratulations homebake, you're now a contributor to the death of australian music. what a disgusting decision to make blondie the headliner of our home grown festival, you should be ashamed of yourselves. we produce so much amazing music in our fine country and this is the best you can do? our live venues are closing because aussie artists are ignored by aussie radio and now our supposed biggest celebration of australian music is ignoring aussie artists....what the fuck is going on!!!! i think homebake organiser's should come out and justify this decision, it simply doesn't make any sense. you may as well change the name because it's nothing but a lie! can you tell i'm just slightly angry?

shazie

shazie said on the 31st Jul, 2012




While yeah it's really weird there's no Aussie headliner for an Aussie band festival, they still have 99% Aussie acts, how can you call them out on destroying Australian music? They might be hurting their image, but it's flat out incorrect/retarded to say they're killing the Aussie music scene.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2012

i fail to see how this is in any way a bad thing. if anything it'll be great exposure for a ton of aussie acts to Blondie fans who probably stopped listening to music in 1990.

storm in a teacup really.

we jump up and down about petty little things like this and then when these festivals go out of business we're shocked and saddened.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012



No, SERIOUSLY? I get that you're a computer and everything, but honestly??

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2012



take Blondie out of that lineup and tell me what you think of it.

without Blondie i doubt this festival would've sold more than half of its tickets.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

take Blondie out of that lineup and tell me what you think of it.

without Blondie i doubt this festival would've sold more than half of its tickets.

Pretty uninspiring, to be honest. As much as I like Kimbra, the Hoods, Seekae and Ball Park etc, I've seen all of them plenty of times. Nothing has grabbed me to desperately want to go.

It's also worth mentioning that literally zero tickets have been sold.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2012

sorry "would sell.."

looking at your gig list i can't imagine there are too many local acts out there you haven't seen yet.

with the current economic climate i don't think this is the time for festivals to be "Mr Nice Guy" or whatever. and with half a dozen festivals in Sydney alone bigger than them securing artists is tougher than ever before. this is a smart business move. yes, a few keen music fans feel offended but when you're trying to sell 20 000 tickets it's the masses you're trying to appeal to. they don't care about your theme or image. they want big names and Blondie is exactly that.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

It's not a matter of being "Mr. Nice Guy," dude. If you're a festival that exclusively books Australian and New Zealand acts, then book Australian and New Zealand acts. Blondie might be popular, but I don't quite think anyone was aching for their return - certainly not 20,000 in Sydney, when their last tour played to 5,000 tops across 2 nights at the Enmore.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 31st Jul, 2012

There's appealing to the masses and then there's weird decisions like asking a mid-card band like Blondie to headline an all Australian music festival.

mitchmac

mitchmac said on the 31st Jul, 2012

sorry shazie, i think that's a very naive comment on your behalf. this is most definitely yet another nail in the coffin of australian music whether you've got those 25 other local acts underneath or not. to have an old, has-been american band headlining homebake is an absolute embarrassment and shows that the powers that be in australian music have no faith in local artists. take blondie out and add any of the hundreds of worthy australian artists and you've got yourself a festival to be proud of. where's the pride in having blondie top of the pile? homebake is supposed to be a showcase of our finest music, 99% isn't good enough. 100% or don't bother i say.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2012

i really think this is a case of not being able to find anyone better. this decision is the by product of an over saturated festival market not a lack of trying or desire.

festivals like Future dropped their theme and it worked wonders for them. i'm guessing Homebake is hoping for the same.

lang-lands

lang-lands said on the 31st Jul, 2012

i really think this is a case of not being able to find anyone better. this decision is the by product of an over saturated festival market not a lack of trying or desire.

festivals like Future dropped their theme and it worked wonders for them. i'm guessing Homebake is hoping for the same.

The Presets
The Living End
Cold Chisel
Daniel Johns
The Temper Trap
INXS
John Farnham
Jimmy Barnes
Midnight Oil (Reunion)
Men At Work

Take your pick; and in regards to Future, they still maintain their Electronic theme. Homebake had a strict theme, and whipping out Blondie just tarnishes that. There is plenty of talent, if they couldn't find anyone, Hilltop Hoods could have headlined and they could have bought some awesome other acts. A Shockone -> Knife Party combo would have sold more tickets than Blondie

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Yeah, I'm amazed they didn't go with Chisel, now that I think about it.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 31st Jul, 2012

The Presets
The Living End
Cold Chisel
Daniel Johns
The Temper Trap
INXS
John Farnham
Jimmy Barnes
Midnight Oil (Reunion)
Men At Work

Take your pick; and in regards to Future, they still maintain their Electronic theme. Homebake had a strict theme, and whipping out Blondie just tarnishes that. There is plenty of talent, if they couldn't find anyone, Hilltop Hoods could have headlined and they could have bought some awesome other acts. A Shockone -> Knife Party combo would have sold more tickets than Blondie

I was just thinking INXS would have worked as a headliner. To be fair though, you don't know that they didn't try for any of those bands or whether they would have played/been able to play were the offered.

In what way exactly did Future change its theme by the way?

lang-lands

lang-lands said on the 31st Jul, 2012



Same, maybe they were asking for too much? Homebake is/was (the only?) All-Australian festival that I can think of and is held in pretty high esteem by most Sydney people, I know that the bands management loves the festival, surely they could have figured something out



In what way exactly did Future change its theme by the way?

I think it was exclusively electronic whereas now they are branching out into pop acts like Jessie-J, Ke$ha, Dizziee Rascall and a few others, but they have still maintained their electronic roots making his comment invalid

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2012

i just think we're far to precious about these themes. at the end of the day all that matters is whether this is a lineup good enough to fork out $100 for. personally i don't think it is but that has nothing to do with the presence of Blondie.

like shazie mentioned above we should be grateful that there is a major festival out there which has 99% local acts and instead of flaming them for having 1 international act we should be applauding them for the support they give to the locals. it's more important than ever before now that there's hardly an Aus artist in sight on the top festival lineups ie BDO, Soundwave and Stereo.

andy_chalmers_102

andy_chalmers_102 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Blondie just seems like such a dumb choice of an international drawcard. Putting aside the local issue for the moment, surely they could have got someone with much broader appeal for the same amount of money.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 31st Jul, 2012



I hope you have a math tutor.

i fail to see how this is in any way a bad thing. if anything it'll be great exposure for a ton of aussie acts to Blondie fans who probably stopped listening to music in 1990.

storm in a teacup really.

we jump up and down about petty little things like this and then when these festivals go out of business we're shocked and saddened.

I think it is ridiculous to expect baby boomers who haven't had an interest in new music since Countdown to not only check out bands they've never heard of but to also remain interested afterwards.

I also don't think there is an attachment for music festivals as compared to venues. I didn't care when V festival went to sleep because I knew there would be a Harvest to replace it. I actually will for the death of a few festivals.

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 31st Jul, 2012

INXS struggled to sell out the Eatons Hill Tavern. Let's not overestimate their star power these days.

In fact, since Powderfinger and Silverchair folded, what are their realistic choices? The Living End again? Pretending that Grinspoon are more than they really are? The Presets?

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I was thinking of The Temper Trap. Otherwise, it could be about time that these large festivals gave Newsboys a run. Six gold records can't be wrong.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

INXS struggled to sell out the Eatons Hill Tavern. Let's not overestimate their star power these days.

In fact, since Powderfinger and Silverchair folded, what are their realistic choices? The Living End again? Pretending that Grinspoon are more than they really are? The Presets?

As mentioned, Chisel would have been the logical choice. Getting TLE, Grinspoon and the Presets certainly wouldn't have hurt, either. Hell, I wouldn't have been surprised if Gotye headlined.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I have a feeling Homebake may "take time off" next year?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

It's already done that. This one might be the nail in the coffin.

crob

crob said on the 31st Jul, 2012

its easy to say getting chisel, TLE, preset, etc would have been a logical choice, but they may have been charging to much or may not have been interested in playing homebake

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I find it incredibly hard to believe it would have cost more to get Cold Chisel and The Living End than it would have to get Blondie.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 31st Jul, 2012



Absolutely.

Without knowing who else Homebake asked, it's really hard to comment accurately on the decision to book Blondie.

They may have exhausted all the good options and had to come up with something completely different as a last resort.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

I heard that Deb told the guys booking Homebake that if they were ever in a jam they could call her anytime.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012



Good thing she didn't leave them hanging on the telephone.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2012

One way or another these puns will get old.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 31st Jul, 2012

Knowing us, we'll rip 'em to shreds.

Bandolier

Bandolier said on the 1st Aug, 2012

everyone will be asleep after sfk anyway.