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

Written by Jackson Langford on May 4, 2018

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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