You mofos ready for this? Tasmania’s delectably dark winter festival Dark Mofo has released its full lineup ahead of its third annual nudie run around the island state, adding around 250 acts to the previously announced slot held by from US legends Antony And The Johnsons.
Sublimely aligned around the mid-June winter solstice once again, Dark Mofo is set to host a bevy of music, arts, culture and a selection of those things which refuse to be categorised, over two weeks of bacchanalian revelry.
The music program, which will be housed in the historic Odeon Theatre, sees British art-pop group The Irrepressibles, Arkansas metalheads Pallbearer, sludge metal duo The Body, The Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard, as well as My Disco, Klo, Tiger Choir, and The Preatures.
The newest feature in this year’s festival is the Dark Park at Hobart’s harbourside Macquarie Point, which will see large public artworks including something dangerously exciting called the Fire Organ by German chemo-acoustic engineer Bastiaan Maris as well as a Night Ship, set to lurk around the river throughout the festival. Apparently you’ll “hear it coming”, which is just our kind of creepy.
Winter Feast returns for five nights of hearty consumption, with Dark Mofo Films and an impressive array of contemporary theatre also on the menu.
Closing out Dark Mofo is the traditional Nude Solistice Swim on the no doubt crisp morning of 22nd June, for all those fans of shrinkage out there, but not before the mysterious “late-night ceremonial death dance” curated by Supple Fox, titled Blacklist. Yeah, we’ve got no idea, but we want to go to there.
Check the overwhelming full lineup of acts below. Tickets go on sale 10am Monday 20th April 2015 AEDT at www.darkmofo.net.au.
Watch: Antony And The Johnsons – Thank You For Your Love
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Hobart & surrounds
Marina Abramović: Private Archaeology
Antony and the Johnsons with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast
Wild at Heart
Bompas and Parr
Remote Nature Response: Ash Keating
Fire Organ: Bastiaan Maris with Duckpond
Bass Bath: Byron J. Scullin with Supple Fox
Orlando: THE RABBLE
The Witches by Roald Dahl: David Woods + Luke Jeffries + Guy Edmonds
RBMA presents EYE: CIRCOM
The Witching Hour (Midnight concert series)
The Discovery Orchestra
Giidanyba: Tyrone Sheather
Radiant Heat: Lucy Bleach
Angry Electrons: Jason James
Dark Mofo Films
The Kettering Incident: world premiere
Allison Bell with members of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Envelop(e): Julian Day, Mick Harris, Jason James, Elizabeth Veldon, Christina Kubisch, curated by Matt Warren
John Kelly: Beyond Woop Woop
Laundry of the Terminal Psyche: Douglas McManus
Nude Solstice Swim
Funeral: The Guerrilla Museum
Ashes to Ashes: curated by Scott Carlin and Lana Nelson, photography by Angela Waterson