Dark Mofo hits pause

September 22, 2023 11:03 am in by
The Winter Feast showcases Tasmania’s high-quality food and drink. Dark MOFO is the winter equivalent of the MONA FOMA summer festival

The Tasmanian Government is putting on a brave face in response to news a major hole has been punched in Tasmania’s winter festival lineup.

Dark Mofo won’t be going ahead next year in what organisers are calling a “fallow year” because of rising costs and changing conditions.

Dark Mofo Artistic Director Chris Twite said that the State Government had been proactive in offering solutions to proceed with the festival in 2024, but ultimately the organisers opted for a reduced scope that would honour Dark Mofo’s strong commitment to local community and small businesses, and give the organisation the time and space to set the stage for another decade of darkness.

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Events Minister Minister Street said additional leisure event opportunities will be explored for 2024 to ensure Tasmania continues to be a winter destination.

“The Winter Feast and Nude Solstice Swim will coincide with the opening of a new major exhibition at Mona, providing local and visitors with the chance to continue to embrace and celebrate the best of winter in Tasmania,” he said.