Organised by the Museum of Old and New Art, the Dark Mofo Festival from 8 – 21 June is set to steam up Hobart’s cold nights.
As dawn breaks on Hobart during Dark Mofo, voices broadcast from 450 loudspeakers atop city buildings will gently wake the city from its slumber.
When the sun goes down each day, a helicopter strapped with a tsunami alert public address system will augment the chorus from the buildings to rally the city’s denizens to celebrate the night.
The city-wide alarm system will ring in the arrival and departure of light each day as part of Tasmania’s Dark Mofo festival.
A cultural celebration of the winter solstice, this festival explores dark and gothic aspects of the arts. With thousands of people from all over the world in attendance, this is definitely Australia’s most exciting contemporary arts event.
Held in a variety of venues, expect to be mesmerised by experimental art, music, dance, films, plays and food.
Food lovers should not miss the bacchanalian Winter Feast which takes place on Hobart’s waterfront over four days. A giant fire pit, fresh Tasmanian produce and creative collaborations from Australia’s best chefs will have you salivating at every turn. The centrepiece will be gourmet flame-grilled street food at affordable prices.
This two-week interlude of visual and artistic splendour culminates in a nude solstice swim at Long Beach. If you don’t feel brave enough to participate, the rest of Tasmania with its warm hospitality and natural beauty awaits. If you are visiting Hobart in June, be sure to check the Dark Mofo schedule and see for yourself why this young festival is creating so much buzz.
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