Tasmania’s eclectic festival returns for its eighth iteration.
After having to cancel its 2020 event due to COVID-19, Dark Mofo makes its return in 2021, promising another eccentric lineup of the bold and bizarre. Today, the festival has just announced its 2021 lineup, headed up by none other than Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.
The key takeaways
- Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth has been announced as the first artist set to appear at Dark Mofo 2021
- Other names on the bill include Wobbly (exclusive), The Dead C (exclusive), Om (exclusive), Circuit Des Yeux (exclusive) and Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire)
- The festival goes down from Wednesday June 16 to Tuesday June 22
As reported by Double J, Thurston Moore will be joined by a long list of music luminaries – many of whom navigate the elusive expanses of the music world.
The other names include Wobbly (exclusive), Om (exclusive), Circuit Des Yeux (exclusive), The Dead C (exclusive), Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire), Terminal Guitar ft. Marco Fusinato, Bruce Russell (The Dead C) and Mystic Eyes (Lisa MacKinney), Lucas Abela, Shoeb Ahmad, and many more.
The Aussie lineup is just as fantastic, featuring the likes of Alex Albrecht, Confidence Man, A. Swayze & The Ghosts, King Stingray, Slag Queens and Grace Cummings.
The lineup announcement comes after Dark Mofo was criticised in March for commissioning a confronting art project that asked for First Nations people to offer their blood. The project has since been retracted with the festival offering a formal apology.
Music is just one aspect of the bill with plenty of other artistic adventures on the bill, including its famed nude solstice swim and nightly communal feasts.
Check out the full music lineup below.
Thurston Moore (exclusive)
The Dead C (exclusive)
Circuit Des Yeux (exclusive)
Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire)
Terminal Guitar ft. Marco Fusinato, Bruce Russell (The Dead C) and Mystic Eyes (Lisa MacKinney)
A. Swayze & The Ghosts
Chloe Alison Escott
Viola Concerto (A Hut in Toyama)
Gavin Bryars conducts the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (exclusive)
All Saints Compline Choir
Dark Mofo goes down from Wednesday June 16 to Tuesday June 22. Check out the full lineup here.