Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] So close....

Tari, Vince Vince.Tari at nmhg.com
Wed Aug 18 17:41:44 MDT 2004

Homebake could have been something extra special this year but
alas.......check out the final line of this article 


Jet set to bake at home
August 19, 2004
AUSTRALIA's biggest rock band Jet will headline the 10th anniversary
celebrations for the country's premier celebration of local music -
They will be joined by two of the country's 2004 musical success stories,
Pete Murray and Kasey Chambers. 
Jet's decision to appear at the festival shocked industry insiders last
night as the band members are grieving the loss of John Cester, father of
frontman Nic and drummer Chris. 
Mr Cester lost a long battle with cancer last week. 
It was also thought the band would begin writing new material for its
much-anticipated second album after a brief arena tour of Australia in
But the band is determined to end off a triumphant year with a performance
at Homebake in the Domain on December 4. 
They smashed into the worldwide charts with their debut album Get Born,
which sold more than 2.5 million copies in the past year. 
Jet took some time-out from their international and local touring
commitments in recent months to allow the Cester brothers to support their
ailing father in Melbourne. 
The band is likely to be one of the big winners at this year's ARIA awards
and has also been confirmed to perform at the ceremony at the Sydney
Superdome on October 17. 
Jet is also nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards, which are announced
in Miami on August 29. 
Other acts believed to be in the prestigious 10th anniversary lineup are
Grinspoon, Eskimo Joe, Hilltop Hoods and Scribe. 
Organisers approached Midnight Oil to reform for the event, but Peter
Garrett's political commitments ruled it out.