The Dark Mofo 2015 Lineup Has Just Dropped and It's Pretty Outstanding

10 Apr 2015

 

Tasmania’s winter festival Dark Mofo has announced its 2015 lineup, which will include appearances from the award-winning Antony and the Johnsons accompanied by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and British art-pop collective The Irrepressibles, plus Arkansas doom metalheads Pallbearer,  dark Australian folkster and founder of The Drones, Gareth Liddiard, Seattle horror-country black-and-roller King Dude, Sydney indie-rock party-starters The Preatures and many more.

 Dark Mofo 2015 will also feature a large-scale public artworks including the high-octane Fire Organ by German chemo-acoustic engineer Bastiaan Maris, the full-body sonic massage immersion of Bass Bath by Melbourne’s Byron J. Scullin in collaboration with Supple Fox, and a mysteriously dubbed 'Night Ship' which will prowl the river throughout the festival.

Dark Mofo Creative Director Leigh Carmichael said: “With the third iteration of Dark Mofo, we are pushing ourselves to the limit with a program that will challenge, disturb, excite, and hopefully enlighten our audience in some small way. We are expanding into a new precinct at Hobart’s harbourside Macquarie Point, with a project called ‘Dark Park’, which will house a number of large-scale art projects that will in turn push the audience to their limits."

 

Dark Mofo builds up to the longest night and winter solstice (Monday 22 June, 2.38am) with the annual Nude Solstice Swim at sunrise (7.10am, Monday 22 June).

 

Antony and the Johnsons with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra registration at:

 

http://darkmofo.net.au/pre-sale-registration/ 

 

Tickets on sale Monday 20 April from:

 

www.darkmofo.net.au

 

THE LINEUP

 

Marina Abramović: Private Archaeology

Antony and the Johnsons with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Anthony McCall

Patricia Piccinini

Peter Hennessey

City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Blacklist

Wild at Heart

Bompas and Parr

Remote Nature Response: Ash Keating

Dark Park

The Hothouse

Fire Organ: Bastiaan Maris with Duckpond

Bass Bath: Byron J. Scullin with Supple Fox

Pallbearer

The Body

Oake

The Irrepressibles

Brous

Orlando: THE RABBLE

The Witches by Roald Dahl: David Woods + Luke Jeffries + Guy Edmonds

RBMA presents EYE: CIRCOM

My Disco

Kusum Normoyle

Jake Blood

The Preatures

Klo

Tiger Choir

Gareth Liddiard

King Dude

Laura Jean

Ogoh-ogoh

The Witching Hour (Midnight concert series)

Helen Gillet

Nick Tsiavos

Calvin Bowman

The Discovery Orchestra

Giidanyba: Tyrone Sheather

Radiant Heat: Lucy Bleach

Angry Electrons: Jason James

Dark Mofo Films

The Kettering Incident: world premiere

Allison Bell with members of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Envelop(e): Julian Day, Mick Harris, Jason James, Elizabeth Veldon, Christina Kubisch, curated by Matt Warren

Unconscious Collective

John Kelly: Beyond Woop Woop

Laundry of the Terminal Psyche: Douglas McManus

Nude Solstice Swim

Funeral: The Guerrilla Museum

Ashes to Ashes: curated by Scott Carlin and Lana Nelson, photography by Angela Waterson

 

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