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Head South, The Line-Up For Tasmania’s Mona Foma Festival In January Has Just Been Announced

By Rick Stephens
10th Dec 2020

A man singing in a bubble, floating above the crowd.

There are plenty of reasons why 2021 is looking very attractive, though one major beacon of light after this stinker of a year is the return of Mona Foma in late January.

The festival’s reimagination was announced just a month or so back with dates announced in both Launceston and Hobart, but today comes the news of the line-up along with how the festival will take place post-pandemic.

First up is the introduction of Mofo Sessions. These will take place at MONA’s lawn in Hobart and Launceston’s Royal Park; the line-ups are mostly Tasmanian with the likes of Luca Brasi The Broken Girls Club, Dinette & Confetti, Glenn Richards of Augie March, Mainlanders, United and Slaughterhäus Surf Cult—to name just a few—taking to the stage.

Like Dark Mofo and previous MONA FOMA, 2021’s iteration of Australia’s most hedonistic festival is far more than just a stellar line-up of music. This year, you can expect shows, performances and installations in everything from an abandoned zoo to an archery club—expectedly MONA, right?

HIghlights include the Acoustic Life of Boatsheds, where music will be composed signature to the acoustics of each shed, an audio-visual treat involving lasers and 12-metre high water jets called Aqua Luma, a gig in the abandoned Beaumauris Zoo, and, a multi-medium takeover of a suburban warehouse featuring local and international artists.

Faux Mo, the notoriously debaucherous afterparty that will most definitely leave you with a hazy story for the ages, also scores a mention in the program. MONA FOMA is keeping this one under wraps for the time being, however, those looking to party through the evening and into the next day of the festival can expect more to come in the coming weeks on this.

Tickets for Hobart and Launceston dates will go live tomorrow at 10am, and you can check out the full program here.

In the meantime, check out everything happening in Melbourne during the silly season here.

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