Dark Mofo: the eclectic eccentric festival located in and around central Hobart, needs no introduction.. cept this one.
Tasmania’s saviour from the depths of a cold boring winter cooped up inside, has yet again drop a totally left of centre line up of music and art, that will no doubt have humans from all over the country flocking to the southern state.
Dark Mofo is set for another huge one in 2019, spanning over three weeks in June.
Today the Tassie celebration of art has announced the music side of the program which features stand out acts FKA Twigs, Sampa The Great, Dirty Three, Augie March and more.
The premiere of Against All Logic (Nicolás Jaar’s musical alias) and Liminal Soundbath (Jónsi from Sigur Rós and his collaborator Alex Somers).
Creative Director, Hannah Fox says that while the event seems like the “most unlikely program” they could’ve dreamt up, that’s just how it evolved.
“Intentionally or otherwise, the artists in our seventh festival have become connected through emerging themes of simulated, mediated and real violence, extinction and the supernatural.
“The music program is huge and layered,” she said.
The Hobart event kicks off on Thursday, 6th June and runs through til Sunday 23rd June.
The Full program of events can be found here.
Full Line Up below!
FKA twigs, Sharon Van Etten, Nicolás Jaar, Jónsi (Sigur Rós) + Alex Somers + the TSO: Riceboy Sleeps, Liminal Soundbath: Jónsi (Sigur Rós) + Alex Somers, Dirty Three, John Grant, KiKu featuring Blixa Bargeld + Black Cracker, serpentwithfeet, Kelsey Lu, Anna Calvi, Augie March, Roger Eno, Teho Teardo + Blixa Bargeld, Night Mass (featuring: Empress Of, Mallrat, Sampa The Great, FAKA, Gabber Modus Operandi, Jungle Pussy, Teto Preto), Hymns to the Dead (featuring Funebrarum, Dragged into Sunlight, Heresiarch, Mystifier, Zhrine), Borderlands with Room40 (featuring: Joe Tahlia + Eiko Ishibashi, Kusum Normoyle, Lucy Railton, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Stephen O’Malley, The Sheer Frost Orchestra), Costume, UF (Kerridge + OAKE), Laterne by Berlin Atonal (ft. Aïsha Devi ft. MFO present ∞E=TRv, Lucrecia Dalt presents Synclines, LABOUR present next time, die consciously (بیگانگی), Puce Mary, Vatican Shadow presents Media In The Service Of Terror), The Quarry, Second Woman, Van Diemen’s Band: My Heart Swims in Blood.
Tickets go on sale next Tuesday, 16th April.
Thursday 6th — Sunday 23rd June
Tickets: Official Website