THE first line-up for Hobart's MONA FOMA 2014 has been revealed, with organisers describing the music program as being ``pretty out there''.
The festival of music and art will feature two stages, three orchestras and more than 200 artists.
In a statement, organisers say MONA FOMA will include: ``a dancing robot, a free-styling philosopher, prog-punk space opera, morning meditation, black metal with violins, gender liberationists, ambient electronica, string quartet protest music, a Krautrock pioneer, bluegrass Bach, improvised pipe organ, and the usual Bacchanalian nightclub mayhem of Faux Mo. Oh, and lasers.''
``Music is around us everyday, everywhere, whether we want it or not. Some people are lucky to find their music to play or for listening at least once in their lifetime,'' MONA FOMA curator Brian Ritchie said.
``Others are not so lucky. MOFO is a curatorial gambling operation that aspires to increase your odds by widening options.''
MONA FOMA will be held at MAC1 and MAC2 at the Macquarie Wharf from January 15-19.
Tickets are available from www.mofo.net.au
Festival pass: $99 / $85 concession or parent with child
Australian Art Orchestra: $35 - $65
Australian Chamber Orchestra Quartet: $40 - $55
Pixar in Concert with TSO: $29 - $89
Faux Mo door sales: $30 / $20 (with concession or Festival Pass) per night.
FIRST LINE-UP: Ansgar Wallenhorst, Astronautalis, Australian Art Orchestra with Ngaiire, Australian Chamber Orchestra Quartet, Chris Thile, Client Liaison, Colin Stetson, Conrad Shawcross: Ada, Faux Mo, John Grant, Kim Myhr & Kjell Bjrgeengen, Matmos, Mick Harvey Does Serge Gainsbourg, Morning Meditations, Orquesta Taacípica Fernaacández Fierro, Perch Creek Family Jug Band, Pixar in Concert With Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Psycroptic, Robin Fox, Roland Tings, Slave Pianos & Punkasila with Michael Kieran Harvey & Rachel, Sarawati, Striborg, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Bombay Royale, The Julie Ruin, The Orb, Tyondai Braxton: Hive.