Hobart’s MONA FOMA Festival returns this year with a line-up that’s being described as troubadours of the weird, world famous and never- heard-before music, dance, theatre, visual art, and sound.
This year PJ Harvey will front the line-up with her thought-provoking songs off her current album Let England Shake, as well as pieces from her previous albums that sometimes confuse but we love just the same.
Other MOFO favourites will be returning such as BalletLab, Gabriella Smart, IHOS, and Robin Fox, along with a bunch of MOFO newcomers who promise everything from sexy math – on a giant screen, to German gospel, nude tours of MONA, and bagpipes. So nothing out of the ordinary.
MONA FOMA will take place between 13 – 21 on January 2012.
Pj Harvey – Playing her latest album Let England Shake
Pierre Henry – pioneer of musique concrete
Ryoji Ikeda – Pure math visuals and music
The Dresden Dolls – Brechtian punk duo
Phillip Adams Balletlab – confrontational dance troupe premiering, Aviary
IHOS – music-theatre and opera group premiering Barbarians
Hanggai – six Mongolian guys just having a good musical time
tUnE-yArDs – Coarse folk with bold pop sensibility
The Dad Horse Experience – gospel-preaching-banjo-plucking one-man band
+ Many More
MONA FOMA 2012 Tickets
Festival passes: $50. Covers everything at PW1 on Saturday 14 Jan, Sunday 15 Jan, Thursday 19 Jan, Friday 20 Jan
Day passes: $25 per day. Available at PW1 on Saturday 14 Jan, Sunday 15 Jan, Thursday 19 Jan, Friday 20 Jan
PJ Harvey – $85/ Sat 21 January/PW1
IHOS – $25/Theatre Royal, Campbell Street, Hobart
Ballet Lab – $25/ Theatre Royal, Campbell Street, Hobart
Ticketscan be purchased at mofo.net.au
Artist performances from The Dad Horse Experience(Ger), Lucas Abela (Aus), Hanggai (China), Robin Fox (Aus), Gabriella Smart (Aus), The Elanee Ensemble (Aus), tUnE-yArDs (USA), Adam Simmons (Aus), Rod Thomson (Aus), Chris Abrahams and Sabine Vogel (Aus/Ger) AND Dan Healy (Aus)