Nocturnal Village raised for Dark Mofo 2018
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Nocturnal Village raised for Dark Mofo 2018

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Over the past five years, Dark Mofo as established a cult following and with acts spread across five venues and two outdoor spaces, Dark Mofo will bring the night to life. The winter festival summons centuries-old winter solstice rituals, celebrating the dark through music, public art, film, light and noise and will feature three weeks of festivities which aim to draw visitors during the bleak winter months. The line-up will include performances by Baker Boy, Marlon Williams, Rebekah Del Rio, High Tension and Tropical Fuck Storm.

This year’s festival will also see the return of the popular art instalment Spectra by Ryoji Ikeda and will be switched on permanently during the duration of the festival.

The festival is known for its exploration of evocative themes such as birth and death, darkness and light, and this year’s theme: Time and Incarceration. The creativity in the festivities are sure to make this year another successful repeat of the annual rituals; old and new.

Organisers say they “just strive to try and find new ways to experience the darkness, and hope that people will continue to embrace it and enjoy Hobart’s longest nights.”

If there is a highlight to the end of daylight savings, Hobart has found and embraced it in the form of the experimental and intriguing festival.