Mona Foma unveils eclectic music and arts program

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Mona Foma unveils eclectic music and arts program

Ludovico Einaudi

400 artists over nine jam-packed days.

Returning for its second year in Launceston and its 12th as a staple of the Tasmanian arts calendar, Mona Foma has dropped its tantalising 2020 program.

Jam-packed with 400 artists across 25 venues, to say the Mona Foma program is expansive would be putting it lightly. A melting pop of live music, visual arts, dance and other special projects, Mona Foma is a cultural smorgasbord certain to delight any and all tastes.

On the music front, LA party shaman Flying Lotus is at the helm, alongside punk cabaret queen Amanda Palmer, Slovenian industrial pop powerhouses Laibach, Japanese pop-punk girlband Chai and cowboy crooner Orville Peck. There’ll also be sets from Paul Kelly, Ludovico Einaudi, Holly Herndon, Tim Hecker and Konoyo Ensemble, and loads more.

As for arts, you can expect to spot a large-scale colour and light experience by Architects of Air, along with works by The Centre, Alice Potts, Tarryn Handcock, Fernando Do Campo and kipli paywuta lumi, to name a few.

There will also be a huge array of special events and showcases amongst the mix, not to mention Mona Foma’s infamous Faux Mo nightclub rounding out the festival with its epic after-hours party stretching well into the morning hours.

There’s too much happening to list here, head over to the Mona Foma website for the full program. It’s all happening from Saturday January 11 until Monday January 20. Tickets go on sale Monday October 21 via the festival website.

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