Dark Mofo arrives in Launceston

The Museum of Old and New Art's winter festival is coming to Launceston.

It will take over Hobart from June 12 to 22 before moving to Launceston from June 20 to July 5.

First launched in Hobart last year, Dark Mofo is the underbelly of summer festival Mona Foma and celebrates the winter solstice.

Last year, Launceston had a taste of its program with a quick visit from the controversial Skywhale.

It caused a stir last with its nude solstice swim - which is this year set to kick-off Launceston's 15 days of the festival.

Dark Mofo's northern debut will also star a winter feast from June 27 to 28 at Inveresk, a large-scale public artwork to illuminate the night, a Dark Mofo films program, art exhibitions, durational performance and the infamous Dark Faux Mo. 

Festival creative director Leigh Carmichael encouraged Tasmanians to invite family and friends from around Australia to visit for the festival.

“We are in the final stages of locking down our 2014 program, and will present the lineup in April,'' Mr Carmichael said.

''For now, we are putting the dates out there for those wishing to travel from interstate so they can book flights and organise their accommodation.''

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