If you haven’t visited Tasmania yet, what are you doing? Tassie is home to some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery and famed for its fine cuisine and beautiful landscape.
Apart from its delicious attractions, Tasmania is one of Australia’s cultural meccas, home to some seriously impressive galleries and festivals, like MONA FOMA.
MOFO, as it’s known, will bring 11 days of music and art to Launceston and Hobart this summer, with art installations, world premieres and Australian exclusives set to take place in Tassie’s two largest cities.
It’s a celebration of unique creativity and personal expression ranging freely across music, visual art, dance, spoken word, architecture and more. On the bill for 2018 is a free block party in Launceston Block Party, a tribute to French electronic composer Jean-Jacques Perrey by Gotye and the Ondioline Orchestra, performances by Norway’s Mayhem, the Violent Femmes (accompanied by the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra), Iraqi musician Karim Wasfi (known for playing his cello in the wreckage of a detonated car bomb) and Breadwoman, who’ll speak to the crowd in the language of bread.
“Thanks to the State Government’s funding announcement, we’ll be seeing a bifurcated version of MOFO in 2018, which means we’ll be holding some major events in Launceston as well as Hobart,” MOFO curator Brian Ritchie said in a media release.
“This includes a massive free block party, as well as major events at our 2018 festival base in Hobart.”
MOFO will run from January 12 to 14 in Launceston and January 15 to 22 in Hobart. For more information and to see the full line-up, visit the website.
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