Australian News 8/2

Sydney’s Homebake Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary with one of its best lineups yet.

It includes Powderfinger, Jet, Hilltop Hoods, Eskimo Joe, Sia and Tim Finn, as well as reunions by Underground Lovers and Tumbleweeds. The concert, through IMC Agency, will be Dec. 5 at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.

An armed man recently burst into a Ticketek agency on Canberra’s Akuna Street and stole cash.

Police say that the Sports Minister Andrew Barr, as well as Canberra Raiders captain Alan Tongue and chief executive Don Furner, avoided the robbery by minutes.

Sydney record label and touring agency Future Classic has taken over the entertainment of The Civic Hotel in Sydney.