Homebake 2013 Cancelled

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that HOMEBAKE 2013 has been cancelled.

From its inception in 1996 in Byron Bay, Homebake has been a staunch advocate and supporter of Australian music and of this country’s musicians.

In 1998 the festival began its long association with the Domain as the preferred venue of choice, and for 15 years on the first Saturday in December, fans came together to celebrate and support Australia’s best and brightest in music.

Due to scheduling issues at the Domain the festival was forced to reconfigure and relocate from the usual one day event in the Domain to the Sydney Opera House over three days to celebrate it’s 18th anniversary.

Over the last month it became apparent based on the feedback from social media and the box office that fans have rejected the change in format from one day to three nights and the change in venue.

Homebake HQ have sincerely apologised to all involved and thanked everyone for their input, support and contribution over the last 18 years.

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

All in all, heartbreaking stuff …

– BoT HQ : (



Guineafowl and The Arsonist announced as special guests in Nov & Dec

Special guests for Birds of Tokyo’s headline shows in November and December have now been announced.

Sydney artist Guineafowl will open at all shows, with the exception of Fremantle where Perth four-piece The Arsonist will perform.

As they make their way around Australia performing shows with Muse in capital cities, Birds of Tokyo’s headline shows will hit Coolangatta, Fremantle, Geelong, Newcastle and Wollongong, with the full list of dates and venues listed below.

All shows are on sale now.


Friday 29th November: Metropolis, Fremantle w/ The Arsonist (18+)
Presented by Nova 93.7

Saturday 30th November: Perth Arena w/ Muse (All Ages)
Tix: | Ph: 132 849
On sale now

Wednesday 4th December: Entertainment Centre, Adelaide w/ Muse (All Ages)
Tix: | Ph: 132 849
On sale now

Thursday 5th December: The Wool Exchange, Geelong w/ Guineafowl (18+)
Presented by K-Rock

Friday 6th December: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne w/ Muse (All Ages)
Tix: | Ph: 132 849
On sale now

Saturday 7th December: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne w/ Muse (All Ages)
Tix: | Ph: 132 849
On sale now

Sunday 8th December: Homebake, Sydney
Tix: or | Ph: 02 9250 7777
On sale Wednesday Sept 25th

Tuesday 10th December: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane w/ Muse (All Ages)
Tix: | Ph: 132 849
On sale now

Wednesday 11th December: Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast w/ Guineafowl (18+)
Tickets available @ 
Presented by Sea FM 90.9

Friday 13th December: Allphones Arena, Sydney w/ Muse (All Ages)
Tix: | Ph: 132 849
On sale now

Saturday 14th December: Panthers, Newcastle w/ Guineafowl (18+)
Tickets available @
Supported by NXFM 106.9

Sunday 15th December: Waves, Wollongong w/ Guineafowl (18+)
Tickets available @ 
Presented by i98


See you at the shows soon!

– BoT HQ



Birds of Tokyo have been nominated in 6 categories of the 27th ARIA Awards, being held in Sydney on Sun Dec 1.

The band picked up noms for Album of the Year, Best Group and Best Rock Album, plus in the publicly voted categories for Best Australian Live Act, Song of the Year and Best video for ‘Lanterns’ which was directed by Josh Logue.

Voting has now opened, so you can cast yours at @

– BoT HQ