Tim Minchin, Chrysta Bell and a former jihadist headline Dark Mofo's second program reveal

The second revelation of Dark Mofo has emerged from the clouds. 

Following on from their staggering first reveal, Dark Mofo has expanded its horizons yet again -- bringing a slew of big names together for their second program release. 

Leading the charge comes Tim Minchin, who'll be performing his first Australian solo show in more than a decade. Joining him is longtime David Lynch collaborator Chrysta Bell with special guest Rebekah Del Rio (the tragic crooner of Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive). They'll be performing a Lynchian-inspired concert with a set of dream pop. 

Meanwhile, celebrated Australian journalist Peter Greste -- who himself spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison with two other Al Jazeera English colleagues on trumped up charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood -- will interview Muhammad Manwar Ali, a former violent jihadist who has since dedicated his life to aide the UK's Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service. 

The arts program has been expanded too. Landing by Tanya Lee will see the distance between Australia and Manus Island swum in a 24-hour relay, while the Second Echo Ensemble brings physical theatre to an otherworldly structure made from rock and rope. That comes alongside dance rituals, brooding sound installations, and the return of the winter feast -- which will be barbecuing a whole Scottish Highland cow each Friday night. 

Dark Mofo runs across three weekends between June 7 - 24 at various locations across Hobart, Tasmania. For the full lineup and ticket information, head to the festival's website