A slyly-saccharine Japanese pop girlband, Slovenian industrial noise, the always avant-garde Amanda Palmer and ... Julie Andrews.
All of those ingredients will be whisked together at variety show My Favourite Things for Mona Foma.
Booked acts for the wider festival will put their own spin on the instantly-recognisable tune from The Sound of Music, as well as a few surprises.
There will be less raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, and more of the unexpected, a Mona Foma spokesperson said.
"To celebrate the opening of the main festival weekend, Mona Foma presents a super duper, extra special variety show on Friday, January 17, from the Festival Hub," they said.
"Local and international festival acts will play their own, extremely unique take on Julie Andrews unmistakable ditty...and a few of their other favourite things."
Launceston jazz musician Evan Carydakis has been invited to participate in the show, with a John Coltrane version of the classic song.
He will be performing with his quartet: himself, Andrew Dennis on drums, Brendon Siemsen on guitar, and Ben Brinkhoff on bass.
"It's going to be based on a performance Coltrane did at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1967," Carydakis said.
"It's going to be very free, a very free jazz interpretation of [My Favourite Things], and it's going to be about the group dynamic and how we incline and decline as a group.
"We're rehearsing like crazy, because we're opening the show, for all these international artists - we're going to leave it all on the stage, basically. It's going to be a real punch."
It's not the first-time Carydakis has performed as part of Mona Foma, and in 2020 he will also have a solo show at the Fairy Dell at Cataract Gorge.
It will be a show riffing on the material of jazz great Albert Ayler.
The songs will be original compositions inspired by Ayler.
"He wasn't as well known as Coltrane was, but he was a big influence on Coltrane and that sixties foray into free jazz," Carydakis said.
"I'm looking forward to that challenge [of playing solo], this will be my first solo festival performance, so it is a challenge.
"It's just going to full of energy. It's going to be energetic, it's going to be punchy."
It will be on Tuesday, January 14 from 10am to 11am at the Fairy Dell, free.
My Favourite Things will be on Friday, January 17 from 7.30-9.30pm at the Festival Hub at Inveresk, included in festival and day pass.
Mona Foma runs across Launceston from Friday, January 10, with the main festival weekend running January 18 - 20.
- Carydakis has a CD of original music called Will I See You Again coming out in June.