Massive lineup announced for Dark Mofo’s Night Mass: Exstasia
This June, Dark Mofo’s epic late night event Night Mass: Exstasia will break from the confines of the In The Hanging Garden precinct to use downtown Nipaluna/Hobart as a canvas. With more than 13 stages across a sprawling 4500 capacity nightclub precinct across three city blocks over two weekends, the Night Mass audience will be endowed with many choices and paths; an array of experiences that feel exploratory, immersive and radical. It will be a feast for the senses, offering art, music, performance, cocktail lounges, punk theatre, cinema cabarets, and junkyard raves colliding inside a sprawling metropolis dubbed ‘District X’, with fire beacons along with cosy spaces to eat and drink.
“Extasia embraces the notion of radical entropy and exultation; that primordial desire to assume a Dionysic state. We want the Night Mass audience to journey through it being surprised, delighted, disgusted, aroused and alarmed,” said Night Mass: Exstasia curator Mason Browne. A variety of themed precincts include Walpurgisnacht (occupying Bidencopes Lane, Underground Cinema, The Grand Poobah), The Boneyard (Watchorn Street and Car Park, Harrington Lane and Car Park), Urban Dystopia (Liverpool Street), Origins (Cathedral, In The Hanging Garden), Event Horizon (Odeon Theatre and its labyrinth) and Nachtlicker, a concept by Alex Podger (Altar, High Altar). Within these iconic spaces, there will be immersive performances, cabaret, games arcades, tarot readings and plenty of intimate lounge spaces—to name a few.
Hundreds of artists including international stars, electronic producers, and roving performance artists across both festival weekends. Highlights include Desire Marea (ZAF), Marie Davidson (CAN), Pelada (CAN), dameeeela (AUS), OKENYO (AUS), Ms Boogie (USA), Prison Religion (USA), Sote & Tarik Barri (NL&IR), Moktar (AUS), Nooriyah (UK), SI Process (UKR), Varg2™ (SE),Violent Magic Orchestra (JP), Mahne Frame (AUS), Simona Castricum (AUS), Amnesia Scanner (FIN), and many more, with some surprise performances in the mix. Full line up:
Amnesia Scanner Aqueerius Arcana Arunya Lee Olive Axon Breeze Aya Gloomy Ayebatonye Bambii Big Wett Brixx Buzz Kull CaucasianOpportunities Claire O'Brien CORIN dameeeela Dane Blacklock & The Preacher's Daughter Debby Friday Desire Marea Elisabeth Dixon Eris & The Disciples Estée Louder Fabian B IN2STELLAR Jacqui Cunningham JLaw Joey Labeija Kangding Ray Kasimyn Kinder Laurel Halo Lips Service Liquid Nails L$F Mahne Frame Makeda Marie Davidson Mobiletti Giradischi Moktar Ms Boogie Nabihah Iqbal (DJ Set) Nooriyah OKENYO ONYX Our Carlson Pelada Prison Religion Real Lies SI Process Simona Castricum SMB8 Sote & Tarik Barri SOVBLKPSSY Stev Zar Stormworm Sveta The Riot Tjaka Trophie V VACUUM Varg2™ Violent Magic Orchestra Vv Pete Winternationale WÖØLWORTHS\\FLUSHOT ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U ZCluster