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Homebake Cancelled

by Paul Cashmere on October 23, 2013

in Live,News,Noise Pro

Sydney’s Homebake Music Festival has been cancelled.

A statement from the promoter explains, “HOMEBAKE 2013 has proven to be a difficult beast to produce and promote due to scheduling issues with our ancestral home at the Domain. For reasons beyond our control or desire, and after a 15 year run, we were advised that for this year, the Domain had also confirmed another music festival that appealed to a similar audience and scheduled to run a mere 2 weeks before our proposed HOMEBAKE date.

“Because of the commercial implications and risk of being one of two music festivals in the Domain two weeks apart, reluctantly our hand was forced to reconfigure and relocate HOMEBAKE from the usual one day event in the Domain to the Sydney Opera House over three days to celebrate HOMEBAKE’s 18th anniversary.

Following the announcement of a new venue and expanded from one day to three, ticket sales plummeted. “Over the last 4 weeks since the initial launch of HOMEBAKE 2013, it has become apparent based on the feedback from social media sites and the box office that the traditional HOMEBAKE fans have rejected this change in format from one day to three nights and the change in venue.

“What is achingly ironic is the reason that forced the change in venue [and with it the format] cancelled shortly before HOMEBAKE 2013’s launch, but by then it was simply too late to revert back to our true home.

“All in all, heartbreaking stuff ….”

Homebake 2013 was to feature Paul Kelly, Gurrumul, The Presets, Birds Of Tokyo and Bernard Fanning.

Full refunds will be automatically administered by the Sydney Opera House Box Office (Ph: 02 9250 7777). Oztix ticket buyers should contact Oztix direct on 1300 762 545 or via email at http://tickets.oztix.com.au/contactus.aspx.

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