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Dark Mofo 2018 Announces Venue Changes & New Tickets On Sale Due To “Unprecedented Demand”

Written by Emmy Mack on April 11, 2018

Tassie’s Dark Mofo has a few updates for fans heading down to this year’s festival of devilish delights.

Due to an insane and “unprecedented demand”, organisers of Mona Foma’s goth older sister have announced a plan to boost capacity on two sold-out shows in Hobart this June.

Venue changes have been announced for the Berlin Atonal-curated ‘Laterne’ on June 21st and 22nd as well as the experimental ‘Borderlands’ showcase on June 23rd, with both shows relocating to a bigger venue at MAC2 (Macquarie Wharf Shed No.2 on Hunter St, Hobart).

Both avant garde music & art showcases feature a suite of stunning musical performances from the likes of Fia Fiell, Omelas, Japan’s Group A, Sweden’s Peder Mannerfelt, Altar and Britain’s Demdike Stare with Michael England and loads more.

While the venue changes won’t affect current ticketholders — who are set to receive emails containing replacement tickets in the coming days — it means more tickets will now go on sale to peeps in the waiting list and the general public.

Organisers of Dark Mofo report that the first two days of ticket sales skyrocketed past a nutso 25,000 purchases, totalling more than $1.5 million in box office revenue, with 66% of those sold to interstate and international punters.

Way to go you Dark Mofos!!!

The sixth annual festival recently announced it 2018 programme, featuring the likes of singer-songwriter St Vincent, ex-Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass, dark wave artist Zola Jesus and loads more.

It’s set to take place in and around Hobart in the dead of winter this June.

Catch some of the music lineup highlights below, and all the individual show details at the Dark Mofo website.

Dark Mofo 2018 Music Lineup Highlights

ST. VINCENT (USA)
ALICE GLASS (CAN) + ZOLA JESUS (USA)
AUTECHRE (GBR)
WILLIAM BASINSKI (USA)
THE HAXAN CLOAK (GBR)
MERZBOW (JPN)
RYOJI IKEDA (JPN) – SPECTRA
ELECTRIC WIZARD (GBR)
EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN – LAMENT
LAURIE ANDERSON (USA) – ALL THE THINGS I LOST IN THE FLOOD
ARCHIE ROACH + TIDDAS – DANCING WITH MY SPIRIT
TANYA TAGAQ (CAN) – RETRIBUTION
LAURIE ANDERSON (USA) + HSIN-CHIEN HUANG (TWN) – CHALKROOM
LOU REED: DRONES
MARLON WILLIAMS (NZL)
THE SPEAKER (CHN/DEU)
BLIXA BARGELD
LYDIA LUNCH + WEASEL WALTER (USA) – BRUTAL MEASURES
LAURA JEAN
TINY RUINS (NZL) + JESS RIBEIRO
TINY RUINS (NZL) + BEN SALTER + ANGIE HART + EMILY LUBITZ – BORROWED VERSE
NOBODY (WILLIS EARL BEAL) (USA)
JARBOE (USA) + FATHER MURPHY (ITA)
ALEXANDER HACKE + DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO – CROSSROADS
REBEKAH DEL RIO (USA)
BLASPHEMY (CAN)
PORTAL
BATUSHKA (POL)
NUMENOREAN (CAN)
SPIRE
FIA FIELL
OMELAS
GROUP A (JPN)
PEDER MANNERFELT (SWE)
ALTAR (GBR)
DEMDIKE STARE WITH MICHAEL ENGLAND (GBR)
IONA FORTUNE (SCO)
FIS AND PYUR PRESENT 7 BLUE STONES (NZL/DEU)
DREW MCDOWALL PRESENTS TIME MACHINES (SCO)
PAN DAIJING (CHN/DEU)
TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA + TSO CHORUS – ETERNAL
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE (USA)
VICTORIAN OPERA + TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

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