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Phillip Glass, Grinderman and Wire for MONA FOMA

Written by Michael Carr on October 27, 2010

Tasmania’s MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Art and Music) has just released it’s first line-up announcement, and I’ll be buggered three ways from Hobart if it’s not mouth-wettingly amazing.

Curated by Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie, a Hobart resident himself, so far the line-up for 2011 boasts avant-garde minimalist composer Phillip Glass along with cellist Wendy Sutter, Nick Cave and co’s raucous Grinderman, post-punk pioneers Wire, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Health, Amanda Palmer and The Break, along with a wide range of performance artists, including a very special performance from Neil Gaiman with Fourplay and Eddie Campbell.

Launched two years ago 2011 looks set to be the festivals strongest year yet. Comprising of ticketed and un-ticketed events around Hobart from January 14 – 23, the full schedule will be released in December.

For more information visit the festival’s website here

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