The fourth MONA FOMA Festival will be held from 13-22 January 2012.

MONA FONA is a music festival and the 2012 lineup includes PJ Harvey, The Dresden Dolls, IHOS, Pierre Henry, BalletLab, amiina, Ryoji Ikeda plus many more.

The official festival site is at MOFO_2012

Tickets go on sale to the general public 9am Wednesday October 19.
Or if you join the MONA mailing list you can buy tickets from 9am Monday October 17.

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The launch on 7 October was covered by The Mercury, see article below.

THE annual MONA FOMA festival was launched in Glenorchy yesterday with a band featuring bagpipes and drums parading through the shopping centre.

Earlier this week the festival had a glamorous launch underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but yesterday curator Brian Ritchie donned fluoro green Dr Martens boots and a kilt to lead the band playing guitar while Northgate shoppers looked on in bewilderment.

“The idea was to make a lot of noise, get a grin on people’s faces and let the people out here in Glenorchy know that MONA FOMA is afoot again and coming at them in January whether or not they want it,” Ritchie said.

“One of the sub-themes this year is bagpipes. At several different times during the festival in different, non-traditional formats we have bagpipe players.”

MONA FOMA runs from January 13-22 with events every day at Princes Wharf No. 1 Shed as well as City Hall, Theatre Royal and a range of other venues.

British superstar indie rocker PJ Harvey headlines the festival with a concert on January 21.

For bookings, go to MOFO_2012

Article from the Mercury .


And a second article from The Mercury

NAKED museum tours, drag-cabaret boat cruises, “sexy maths” shows and superstar headliners they’re all on the program for summer’s MONA FOMA festival, which was launched in suitably flamboyant style in Sydney last night.

Media from across Australia gathered underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge for last night’s extravagant event, which saw Sydney artist Nell and her all-girl rock band re-create AC/DC’s classic Long Way to the Top film-clip, performing on the back of a moving flat-bed truck complete with the original bagpipers used by AC/DC.

Curator Brian Ritchie has again put together a program that mixes the big-names with the bizarre for MOFO 2012, with UK superstar indie-rocker PJ Harvey set to headline the festival with a concert on January 21.

The festival starts on January 13 with a massive street party in Hobart, featuring performances by acclaimed US duo Tuneyards, German gospel-banjo act The Dad Horse Experience and Northern Territory drum ‘n bass ‘n didgeridoo band eMDee.

MOFO favourites like laser light artist Robin Fox, Australian dance company BalletLab and Hobart’s own IHOS Opera will be joined by US punk cabaret duo Dresden Dolls, minimalist Icelandic band Amiina, New York psych-rock trio Prince Rama, and experimental hip-hop crew Death Grips.

MOFO 2012 patrons will be charged $50 for a four-day festival pass and $25 for a single-day pass.

For full program details and ticket bookings, go to MOFO_2012.