Featuring an impressive list of performers, including
Thundercat, Ethel Cain, Sleaford Mods, Trentemller, HEALTH, Sonic
Youths Lee Ranaldo, Laurel Halo, King Woman, Drab Majesty,
Eartheater, Witch and Molchat Doma, Dark Mofo is back baby,
commemorating 10 years of darkness.
Marking the festivals tenth iteration, Dark Mofo will run from
June 8 to 22, showcasing a range of international acts across two
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Week one for music will see performances from visionary composer
Max Richter (DEU), bass-playing extraordinaire
Thundercat (USA), Witch (USA), Ethel Cain (USA),
punk-rock icons Black Flag (USA), Drab Majesty (USA),
Eartheater (USA), pioneering English electronic artists
Plaid (GBR), Deafheaven (USA), Zheani (AUS),
Tasman Keith (AUS) and more.
Night Mass: Exstasia is the festivals epic late-night event,
this year bigger than ever, taking over three city blocks where
artworks, performances, cocktail lounges, punk theatre, cinema
cabarets, clubs and junkyard raves will create a sprawling
metropolis. The packed program will be announced soon.
Throughout the second week, the music program will feature the
likes of Trentemller (DNK), King Woman (USA), Belarusian viral
TikTok stars Molchat Doma (BLR), Drowning
Horse (AUS), Extortion (AUS), Ironhawk (AUS),
Caterina Barbieri presents Spirit
Exit (ITA), Blackhaine (GBR), Amnesia Scanner
& Freeka Tet: kaaos.ooo (DEU), Rainy Miller (GBR),
Naarm/Melbourne post-punks RVG, and HEALTH (USA),
while Hymns to the Dead returns with a brutal multi-band
featuring Ddheimsgard (NOR), Uada (USA), Zuriaake (CHN),
and Haunter (USA).
Borderlands also returns for week two, with three nights of
electronic exploration featuring Carl
Stone (USA/JPN), Rama Parwata (AUS/IDN), Lydian
Dunbar (AUS), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) + Leah Singer
(Contre Jour) (USA), Julia
Reidy (AUS/DEU), Tujiko Noriko (FRA), Hiro
Kone (USA), KMRU (KEN), and Hma
With a packed two-week schedule of events, Dark Mofo 2023
venues include the Odeon Theatre, In The Hanging Garden,
Altar, Dark Park, Federation Concert Hall, Princes Wharf 1, MAC2,
the Goods Shed, MyState Bank Arena, the Bahai Centre, Hobart Town
Hall, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Tasmania,
Good Grief Studios, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart Library, and Long
Beach in Sandy Bay.
Week one of the festival will also feature an opening ceremony
called The Gathering that celebrates First Nations artists,
including BARKAA, Tasman Keith, dameeeela, DENNI, MARLON X RULLA,
Uncle Dougie Mansell, Katarnya Maynard, and Rob Braslin.