Dark Mofo drops second 2019 lineup announcement

Dark Mofo drops second 2019 lineup announcement

By Kate Streader

Not too long now.

With Dark Mofo fast approaching, the festival program has just become even more enticing with an additional spread of musicians, art and activities announced for the festival’s seventh instalment.

Joining the program is a breadth of homegrown talent including Briggs, Kira Puru, Totally Unicorn, Pagan and These New South Whales. The first Dark Mofo lineup announcement boasted names like Sharon Van Etten, Dirty Three and FKA twigs.

On the international front, Kelsey Lu, Lonnie Holley, Phurpa and Author & Punisher will also make their way to Tasmania to perform across the three-week festival.

In addition to an eclectic program of live music performances, Dark Mofo will also showcase a myriad of visual artworks and installations by the likes of Jimmy Cauty, Tony Oursler, Julie Gough, Naomi Blacklock, S.J. Norman, Chris Henschke and many more. A new public art walk, known as the Dark Path, has been announced for the program. The walk stretches from Hobart’s Regatta Ground up through the Queen’s Domain and through the Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Along the way are a number of commissioned works by local and international artists.

Dark Mofo’s Dionysian feast is also returning this year, taking place for eight nights over a two week period. The feast features guest chefs, over 70 food and drink stalls, live music, warming food and a kids program.

See the full second music and art lineups below:


Jimmy Cauty — The Aftermath Dislocation Principle
Dark Path

Tony Oursler — 6th
Julie Gough — Missing or Dead
Naomi Blacklock — Limbic Resonance
S.J. Norman — Take This, For It Is My Body
Chris Henschke — Demon Core
Heath Franco + Grace Herbert + Paul Murphy + Tess Campbell + Samuel Mountford + Amy Parker + Sawtooth Ari — Enclosure
Antony Hamilton Projects + Chunky Move — Universal Estate

Music events

Kelsey Lu + Sarah Mary Chadwick
Lonnie Holley
Author & Punisher + Party Dozen
Author & Punisher + Rebel Yell
Warren Ellis in conversation with Zan Rowe
Alex Zhang Hungtai + Lowtide + Party Dozen
Ecca Vandal + Two People + Slag Queens
Sui Zhen + The Native Cats + 208L Containers
Elizabeth + Gauci + Califonia Girls + Captain fighting Machine
Kira Puru + Tralala Blip + Ewah Duo
Totally Unicorn + Marco Fusinato + Dead + Zeahorse
Pagan + Grinding Eyes + Nunchukka Superfly
These New South Whales + Exhibitionist + Den + Rebel Yell

Dark Mofo is happening at various locations throughout Hobart from Thursday June 6 until Sunday June 23. Head to the Dark Mofo website for the full lineup, tickets and more information.