Dark Mofo Announces 2017 Lineup Featuring Einstürzende Neubauten, Mogwai & More

Tasmania’s annual Dark Mofo festival has lifted the black curtain off its impressive 2017 music lineup, after announcing its first act Ulver back in March.

Headlining the festival this June will be industrial and noise pioneers Einstürzende Neubauten, who’ll perform two shows. Elsewhere, Scottish post-rockers Mogwai will also perform, while A.B. Original will play a show supported by their mate Thelma Plum.

This year’s Dark Mofo will also feature the likes of Xiu Xiu (performing the music of Twin Peaks, set to footage from the series), post-classical pianist Sophie Hutchings and sound artists Alessandro Cortini, Klara Lewis, Grouper and Lawrence English.

Paul Kelly will perform with Irish singer Camille O’Sullivan and pianist Feargal Murray in ‘Ancient Rain’, singing songs inspired by 100 years of Irish letters, including those of Yeats, Heaney and Joyce.

Meanwhile, the multi-band metal festival Hymns To The Dead will feature sets by the the likes of Taake, Anaal Nathrakh, Grave Miasma and Mournful Congregation. View the full lineup, below.

Dark Mofo announced its 2017 dates and a new round of Government funding in July last year.

Catch Dark Mofo ticket details below, and head here for the festival’s full artistic program.

UPDATE: Dark Mofo has made its second round lineup announcement.

Watch: Mogwai – ‘Ether’

Dark Mofo 2017 Lineup (Music Highlights)

Pussy Riot Members

Nai Palm + Ani Lou

Gold Class

Scott and Charlene’s Wedding


Chloe Alison Escott


Kojey Radical



Jess Johnson

Andrew Clarke

Marco Fusinato


Spike Fuck


Divide and Dissolve

Doug Hream Blunt

Bitch Diesel

Betty Grumble

Gordon Koang

Khun Narin


Einstürzende Neubauten (Exclusive Australian Show)

Mogwai (Exclusive Australian Show)

A.B. Original (Supported by Thelma Plum)

Xiu Xiu Plays The Music Of ‘Twin Peaks’

Borderlands: Alessandro Cortini, Klara Lewis, Grouper and Lawrence English

Ancient Rain (Paul Kelly, Camille O’Sullivan, Feargal Murray)

Hymns To The Dead

Buried Country

Red Bull Music Academy: Transliminal

Welcome Stranger

Sophie Hutchings

Luke Howard and Tilman Robinson


Dark Mofo 2017

Tickets on sale now.

Thursday, 8th — Wednesday, 21st June

Various Venues, Hobart

Tickets: Official Website

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