Set in Hobart, during Tasmania’s winter, the Dark Mofo, or The City of Hobart Winterfest, emerges each June, casting a spellbinding aura over the city. Since its inception in 2013, this cultural extravaganza has become a beacon of the bizarre and the beautiful, drawing art enthusiasts from around the globe into its enigmatic embrace.

Dark Mofo is an artistic odyssey that celebrates the enigmatic interplay of light and shadow. It challenges attendees to venture beyond the ordinary, to explore the uncharted territories of their fears and desires. This is a festival that doesn’t just showcase art; it dares to delve into the deepest recesses of the human psyche, sparking profound dialogues and redefining the essence of creativity.

The festival’s heart beats in the cavernous spaces of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), set against the scenic Derwent River. Here, in MONA’s labyrinthine galleries, festival-goers encounter a world where art and experience merge. But Dark Mofo’s allure doesn’t end within museum walls. It spills out into Hobart’s urban wilderness, transforming parks, waterfronts, and abandoned industrial sites into surreal stages where art meets nature in an extraordinary dance.


Over the years, Dark Mofo has seen a constellation of stars grace its stages. From the haunting melodies of Nick Cave to the avant-garde performances of FKA twigs and the sonic immersions of Sunn O))), the festival has been a crucible for unforgettable musical experiences.

To discover more about this festival where the arcane and the artistic converge, DARK MOFO WEBSITE for a glimpse into its dark heart, where art is not just seen but felt in every shadowed corner and echoing hallway.