Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has hooked up with record label Modular to create the winter festival Dark Mofo. In its inaugural year, Dark Mofo will overrun Hobart from Thursday, 13th June to Sunday, 23rd June.
Celebrating music, art and nakedness, Dark Mofo will provide concerts, performance, art exhibitions and a nude solstice swim throughout Hobart’s streets, parks and at least one pool or swimming hole. Over 10 days Dark Mofo will be providing a series of events with various acts and artists.
O-Night (Opening Night) features Perth outfit Canyons, who will be on hand to administer their mysterious new project, 100 Million Lights. Recently debuted at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Canyons put the project together with Sydney-based artist Daniel Boyd.
If you haven’t heard Canyons yet, dudes! What’s going on?! We’ve added their tune When I See You Again below. Good luck listening to it just once.
Those attending Dark Mofo’s opening night can also expect live performances from Movement, Naysayer & Gilsun, and a DJ set by Melbourne’s Otologic.
June 19th You Am I take over City Hall to play two albums, 1995s Hi Fi Way and 1996s Hourly Daily, in full back-to-back. Frontman Tim Rogers will also be on hand for the festival’s Vandemonian Lags project
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The full program for Dark Mofo will be announced in early May. To see all the acts and performers listed so far and for all tickets, which go on sale next week, Tuesday, 23rd April, get over to www.darkmofo.net.au.
If all of this sounds totally bananas and the only thing that’s holding you back is the potential cost of airfares then get this! Dark Mofo have $100,000 worth of flights to Hobart up for grabs. Apply for your free flight here!
Wait. ‘Mofo’… That’s short for motherfucker, right?
Listen: Canyons – When I See You Again