News October 27, 2015

Tex Perkins blames ABC for breaking Homebake embargo

Tex Perkins has blamed ABC digital radio station DIG for leaking details of Homebake, via information he revealed in an interview not due to air until October.

Perkins mentioned that the Beasts of Bourbon will be playing the festival, also revealing that this year’s event would take place at the Opera House. This information was obviously embargoed, however when DIG revealed it as a separate news-piece, organisers were forced to move the announcement forward.

Perkins wrote on Facebook: “I was at Dig to guest program a show that is to be aired in late October, under the proviso that anything within the podcast would be confidential until the air date. After being asked what I would like to promote when this will be aired in October – I said the Beasts are playing at Homebake, knowing that by the time this aired that news would have been officially announced.

“The producers from the ABC decided to release that information as a news grab without clearing it with myself or anyone from Homebake, they did this with full knowledge of the consequences of putting that information out early and full knowledge that the event was yet to make any kind of official announcement, and full knowledge that the information was gathered by them under the pretense of a specific air date.

“Homebake and myself have subsequently received an apology from Dig for their unprofessional conduct. I just wanted to set the record straight, that I would never go out of my way to ruin such an exciting announcement for a festival”.

Homebake 2013 will run over three days: December 6 – 8 at the Sydney Opera House.

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