Dark Mofo has shared its new 2021 festival dates. It comes after its usual June slot in 2020 was cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The festival will run for a week this coming June. It kicks off in Hobart on Wednesday, 16th June and runs through to Tuesday, 22nd June.
We don’t yet have any ticketing information, however the program for the event is due to land in April.
Dark Mofo’s Creative Director, Leigh Carmichael has addressed the COVID-19-shaped elephant in the room.
“It’s with some trepidation that we announce Dark Mofo will descend in 2021 from 16–22 June.”
“Like everyone else, we’ve been soul searching for almost a year, trying to understand our place in a changed world. Last year we lost our sense of purpose overnight, and it appears that experience is having a resounding impact on this year’s festival program. Our patrons will be pleased to know they can expect a typically grim and gloomy affair in June.”
“This year the festival will run for one week only from 16–22 June, making it smaller and more intense.”
“We’re dropping all sponsorship activations, as we felt they were having a detrimental effect on the festival. While we’ve appreciated the support from many high profile brands, we want to be able to pursue our own cultural agenda free from restraint and with a renewed commitment to the art.”
Organisers have also shared the festival’s future is a little bit unclear at this stage. Their five year agreement with the Tassie government ends this year.
“The Hobart City Council have withdrawn financial support and this will impact the scope and scale of the Winter Feast, which will be reduced to five nights.”
“While our future is a little uncertain, we are optimistic that there is enough gunpowder in the barrel to propel us into 2022.”
Catch the dates below.
Dark Mofo 2021 Dates
Wednesday, 16th June — Tuesday, 22nd June