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Homebake 2006 A Success

SYDNEY, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Despite sporadic rain, attempted gate crashers and alert police, culling the flock of fans, Homebake 2006 can be called a resounding success.

20,000 fans descended on the Royal Botanic Gardens on Dec. 2nd for some of Australia's best bands. The festival featured performances by Silverchair, The Vines, Something for Kate, Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea, Wolf & Cub, Butterfly Effect, Little Birdy and many more.

"There's so many others that the majority of drawcards are international bands," Little Birdy drummer Matt Chequer told the Australian Associated Press "And to be able to have a festival of 20,000 people that is just all Australian bands is great."

Despite the general bonhomie, there were a few small problems. The rain did not stay entirely away and nor did the plod. According to the AAP, Police seized 70 ecstasy pills, LSD, methamphetamine, cocaine and almost 3 ounces of marijuana. 48 people were arrested for drug related charges, including 17 charged with distribution. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers