Violent Femmes Curate Hobart Festival
There’s a new reason to visit Hobart: the MONA FOMA Festival of Music and Art, to be curated by Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes, launching in 2009. MONA FOMA (short for Museum of Old and New Art, Festival of Music and Art) will be centred around the MONA’s home in the Morilla vineyard, as well as in other hip locations across the Tasmanian capital. Headlining the musical part of the event will be Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, with guests The Saints, for the first time ever in Tassy. The rest of the programme will feature artists and musicians from around the world, including Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the USA. It’s being held 9 – 12 January so visit mofo.net.au.