Mona: Mofo 2017 Dates Announced + Be Among Some of Rock’s Most Notable Luminaries

Hobart’s experimental music and arts festival, Mona Foma returns to the Museum of Old and New Art in early 2017, occupying the subterranean gallery spaces at Mona, as well as playing host to unique events at venues around Hobart from 18–22 January 2017.

Festival curator Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes, The Break) has announced two unique acts for the Mona Main Stage as part of the festival’s ‘Weekend at Walshy’s’ on site at the museum grounds between Friday 20-Sunday 22 January, 2017.

Mofo 2017 will feature the exclusive live world premiere of tētēma (USA/AU), the latest project from Faith No More frontman Mike Patton in his only Australian show, formed with renowned Australian experimental composer and pianist Anthony Pateras (the two are pictured above).

Another early announcement is Puscifer (USA), the elaborate musical and storytelling project from Tool and A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan.

“Mofo is thrilled to be able to present some of rock’s most notable luminaries out on musical joy rides. Mike Patton and Maynard James Keenan are both visionaries and serial musical adventurers. They are just the tip of the iceberg of avant-garde musicians crashing into Tasmania in January.” – Mofo curator Brian Ritchie. 

Mofo 2017:

18–22 January [venues around Hobart]

20–22 January [on-site at Mona]

Full Mofo 2017 lineup announcement on Wednesday 12 October 2016 AEST.

Tickets on sale Monday 17 October from

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