Homebake promoter Joe Segreto said the controversial decision to invite Blondie to close the show is part of a grand plan to "change the goalposts" for the typically Aussie-centric festival.
But Homebake fans need not fear that their beloved one-dayer will become a showcase of Stars 'n' Stripes.
There's a very impressive line-up of home-grown (and New Zealand) talent set to play at Sydney's Domain on December 8.
First up, there are the local heavy hitters — Hilltop Hoods, Kimbra and Birds of Tokyo.
Former brother-sister act Angus and Julia Stone will perform separately at the same festival for the first time since parting ways.
And there's room for some laughs too. Comedian Tim Minchin has confirmed he'll be performing on the festival's New Comedy Stage — a popular edition last year.
Daniel Merriweather and Sam Sparrow will cater to the dance pop crowd, while The Saints and Sonic Animation are sure to please punk and electro fans.
The eclectic mix is rounded off by an impressive list of Aussie talent. Artists confirmed for the December show include Something for Kate, Shapeshifter, Six60, Jinja Safari, The Bamboos, Tim Rogers, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Pond, Ball Park Music, Seekae, DZ Deathrays, Diafrix and Husky.
There will be four stages all up at the 2012 festival: the Main Stage, the Big Top, the Dome and the new Rowland S Howard Stage plus all the usual food and market stalls.
Tickets go on sale on August 16 for $99 plus booking fee.