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Dark Mofo Adds Tim Minchin, Chrysta Bell & More To Its 2018 Lineup

Tim Minchin and Chrysta Bell are the two latest musical highlights to join 2018’s massive Dark Mofo lineup.

The massive festival, which will take place in and around Hobart this June, is already being headlined by St. Vincent, Zola Jesus and Alice Glass (of Crystal Castles).

Today’s addition marks Minchin’s first solo Australian show in over a decade. Chrysta Bell, who has just come off starring in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, will be joined by Rebekah Del Rio, who die-hard Lynch fans will recognise as the crooner in Club Silencio in 2001’s Mulholland Drive.

There are also some other, non-musical additions to the event. Acclaimed journalist Peter Greste will be conducting a live interview with former violent jihadist Muhammad Manwar Ali, who devoted 15 years of his life to recruitment, radicalisation and fighting in Afghanistan and Burma.

Another noteworthy event is Tanya Lee’s ‘Landing’, which is a cumulative 24-hour marathon at the Hobart Aquatic Centre that replicates the 431 km of distance between Australia and Manus Island.

Dark Mofo 2018 will run between 13th and 24th June, with a prelude weekend from 7th to 10th June.

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

Dark Mofo 2018 Music Lineup Highlights

TIM MINCHIN

CHRYSTA BELL (with special guest REBECCA DEL RIO)

Joining…

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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