Dark Mofo unleashes 2018 Tasmanian winter festival line-up

ENTER DARKNESS: Experimental vocalist and Canadian artist Tanya Tagaq will be a headline act for Dark Mofo. Picture: Supplied/Moorilla Gallery
ENTER DARKNESS: Experimental vocalist and Canadian artist Tanya Tagaq will be a headline act for Dark Mofo. Picture: Supplied/Moorilla Gallery

Mona’s winter festival has unleashed its line-up, featuring Australian exclusive performances and more than 750 different artists.

Dark Mofo has attracted an array of musicians and artists from across the world for the popular event based in the state’s South.

Held between June 13 and 24, the festival will showcase headline performances by St.Vincent, Laurie Anderson, Alice Glass and Tanya Tagaq.

Dark Mofo creative director Leigh Carmichael said the festival was moving towards its sixth iteration.

“We’ve pulled together our most expansive lineup yet, spread over three weekends and presenting more than 750 artists, 22 exhibitions, two opera companies, two theatre companies, one puppet theatre company, one orchestra, and a community choir,” Carmicheal said.

“It’s always difficult to know exactly how the festival will unfold for the audience. We just strive to try and find new ways to experience the darkness, and hope that people will continue to embrace it, and enjoy Hobart’s longest nights.”

The Prelude Weekend returns on June 7 until June 10, with performances at Port Arthur, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mona, and Odeon Theatre in Hobart.

Princes Wharf and Salamanca waterfront will be taken over by fires and food for The City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast over seven nights.

Macquarie Point will be turned into an after-dark industrial art playground for several days with lasers, lights and free entry.

Tickets go on sale at 11am on Tuesday, April 10 at www.darkmofo.net.au, which will also detail the full festival line-up.