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Your First Look at Dark Mofo's 2022 Lineup

Dark Mofo organisers have today announced the ‘Resurrection’ of the two-week festival, which will run from 8-22 June 2022.

Week One (8–12 June) will focus on art openings and performance, while Week Two (15–22 June) will deliver the classic Dark Mofo signature events, art, and music - marking a return to form for Tasmania’s premiere winter event.

“We’re beginning a new era of Dark Mofo, exploring the ideas of rebirth, reincarnation, and new life,” Dark Mofo Creative Director Leigh Carmichael said. “We’re privileged to have some internationally renowned artists confirmed for this year, alongside exciting locals. It feels like the cultural world is re-emerging post-covid, and so will the festival.”

Week One (preview) | 8–12 June

Week One highlights will include the launch of the festival’s full art program, including influential video and new media artist Bill Viola (USA), as well as the photographer, sculpturist and multi-channel video artist Doug Aitken (USA). Plus a special ‘Mona Up Late’ opening of three new major exhibitions: Jeremy Shaw (Canada), Fiona Hall (lutruwita/Tasmania) and AJ King (lutruwita/Tasmania bigambul/wakka wakka), and Robert Andrew (Brisbane Yawuru).

Dark Mofo's infamously debaucherous costume event (this year titled The Blue Rose Ball) will also make its return during the festival's opening week.

Week Two (preview) | 15–22 June

International heavy hitters featured in this year's program include multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Lingua Ignota, visual artist, writer, actor and founding member of the post punk experimental rock band Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon and renowned space rock band Spiritualized. Blackgaze shapeshifters Deafheaven will also join the lineup for an exclusive performance, along with Sargent House label-mates Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle.

Another highlight of this year’s festival will be celebrated musician, composer and producer Nils Frahm playing a number of world premiere shows titled ‘Music For Hobart’.

Dark Mofo 2022 will also see the return of the festival's signature events, including the City of Hobart Winter Feast on the waterfront, plus Night Mass: Transcendence taking over the In The Hanging Garden precinct, the nipaluna/Hobart’s community cultural event Reclamation Walk, and the Nude Solstice Swim welcoming back the light after the longest night.

The full Dark Mofo program will be announced in April.

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