With an act inspired by City Park’s Japanese Macaques and futuristic cyborgs, it’s hard not to notice Dylan Kirkhope when he rolls through town.
The Faux Mo performer’s skating skills will take centre stage on Friday when Launceston’s two-day, late night festival party at Dicky Whites Lane gets underway.
While Faux Mo artistic director Willoh S. Weiland remained tight-lipped about what punters could expect, she said it would be entertaining.
“It’s going to be a wild and mesmerising couple of evenings here at Dicky Whites Lane,” she said.
“We have a largely all female line-up, who are going to be bringing sounds and performance from all over the world, as well as lots of local performers.
“I am not going to give too much away, but there is performances, DJs and bands playing all over this lane area, as well as incredible lighting, music and sound.”
Based in Launceston, Kirkhope said his act brought together three of his biggest passions – make-up, costume design and roller skating.
“It’s a collaborative piece with a group of UTAS students,” he said.
“I also don’t want to give to much away, but there will be live music and lots of lights.
“I have always been a roller skater, so we wanted to utilise my skills and my passion for costume making.
“I would say to people – ‘don’t be scared’. Have an open mind and be ready to have some fun.”
Ms Weiland said Faux Mo was an opportunity to celebrate Launceston’s vibrancy.
“I think it is about enhancing and electrifying what is already here,” she said.
“As far as I can tell, people really like to party in this small town.
“So what we are doing is just facilitating that.”
- For tickets and more information can be found here.