Over 300 artists from as far afield as Ethiopia, Norway, Japan and Belgium will be taking part in Mofo 2016 events across Hobart next January. Highlights include The Flaming Lips, Evelyn Glennie, Antonio Sánchez, DJ Krush, Jenny Hval, HERMESensemble, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Kate Miller-Heidke debuting new works with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Mofo 2016—the Museum of Old and New Art’s Festival of Music and Art— will be taking on an exciting new format and offering bespoke events in venues all around Hobart in January. Also on offer is a Three-Day Mona Pass available between 15–17 Jan which will provide on-site festival access as well as museum entry.
Curated by Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes, The Break) the festival is a glorious mix of old and new featuring hundreds of musicians and performers from around the world: the weird and wonderful The Flaming Lips (USA) on the outdoor Mona Main Stage; percussionist Evelyn Glennie (UK) at the Federation Concert Hall; award-winning composer Antonio Sánchez(USA) performing his original drums-only score to a screening of the Academy Award-winning film Birdman; Japanese hip-hop turntablist DJ Krush; Norwegian art-pop provocateur Jenny Hval, award-winning British poet-turned-rapper Kate Tempest and more.
The full Mofo 2016 lineup:
- The Flaming Lips (USA)
- Evelyn Glennie (UK)
- Antonio Sánchez Birdman Live (USA)
- DJ Krush (Japan)
- HERMESensemble (Belgium)
- Kate Miller-Heidke & the TSO
- State Theatre Company of South Australia: Beckett Triptych
- Ade Suharto & Simon Barker & Brian Ritchie
- Amanda Shone
- Amy Gebhardt
- Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan
- Ariana Reines (USA)
- Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals (USA)
- Bree van Reyk
- Brett Newski (USA)
- Christopher Wrench
- Clyde McGill
- DANCENORTH: Kyle Page and Amber Haines
- EDGE2: Isthmus
- Elise Taylor
- Ensemble Offspring
- Evelyn Morris & Haftu Reda & Dale Gorfinkel
- exhaust (Contemporary Art Tasmania)
- Faux Mo
- Fire! (Sweden)
- Gilbert & George (UK)
- Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck & Mike Majkowski (Ethiopia/Australia)
- JAM (Jazz at Mona)
- James Turrell (USA)
- Jenny Hval (Norway)
- Jenny M. Thomas
- Joshua Santospirito & Craig San Roque
- Julius Schwing Trio
- Kate Tempest (UK)
- Katthy Cavaliere: Loved
- Kim Myhr (Norway)
- Mathieu Briand (France)
- Michael Bettine (USA)
- Mirel Wagner (Finland)
- MoMa (Mona Market)
- Okmalumkoolkat feat. Cid Rim & The Clonious (South Africa/Austria)
- Oren Ambarchi
- Project Drums
- Robin Fox & Byron J. Scullin
- Scott Tinkler
- Spear (Stephen Page, AD Bangarra Dance Theatre)
- Tim Jones and Jennifer Marten-Smith
- The Tea Cube (Allan Halyk)
- Tom Vincent Trio
- TSOC extreme (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus)
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums (Sweden)
- Will Guthrie
Also returning will be MoMa (Mona market) for the three day weekend at Mona, continuing weekly on Sundays from 11am–4pm until 27 March 2016.
Faux Mo continues its takeover of Hobart’s empty spaces from 15–17 January, while Brooke Street Pier takes centre stage for pop-up Mofo artists throughout the weekend.
Other Mofo events and exhibitions will be scattered throughout Hobart, at venues including the Federation Concert Hall, Rosny Barn, Moonah Arts Centre, Salamanca Arts Centre’s Peacock Theatre and Kelly’s Garden, Contemporary Arts Tasmania, and even off the ‘big island’ of Tassie, at Alonnah Hall on Bruny Island.
Brian Ritchie says: “Mona is a power spot in Tasmania and we are thrilled to populate many of its nooks, crannies and spaces with music, art and sound this summer. During Mofo 2016 we intend to tickle all the senses.”
Mofo. 13 – 18 January 2016
Tickets are on sale NOW from www.mofo.net.au
- Three-Day Mona Pass: $139 – $179 + BF (Day Passes on saleTuesday 1 December)
- Faux Mo: online sales $30 + BF ($35 door sales) per night
- Antonio Sanchez Birdman Live: $25 – $50 + BF
- DANCENORTH: Kyle Page & Amber Haines $20
- EDGE2: Julius Schwing Trio: $20 – $25
- Evelyn Glennie: $60 – $75 + BF
- HERMESensemble: $25 – $50 + BF
- Kate Miller-Heidke with the TSO: $40 – $75 +BF
- Mofo Eastern Sho – Jenny M. Thomas: $20
- Mofo Eastern Sho – Wildbirds & Peacedrums: $20
- Spear: $17 – $19
- State Theatre Company SA: Beckett Triptych: $45 – $80 + BF
Getting to Hobart
- Fly into Hobart from your nearest capital city.
- Stay at one of our recommended hotels, Air Bnb, Couchsurf, or stay with mum and dad.
- Catch a Mona Roma ferry or bus to/from Mona 13–17 January.
- Mofo like there’s no tomorrow.
- Tomorrow comes whether you like it or not. Like it more with some other Tassie attractions.