Jan 2020


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A devilishly good arts and music festival in Tasmania

The festival

"Mofo asks you to surrender to music, sound, sight and space," Mofo curator Brian Ritchie says, making us feel nervous about making any jokes about the festival name, even though they're staring us in the face like a randy badger. 

Mofo — or the Museum of Old and New Art's Festival of Music and Art — is shedding it's skin and emerging as a new beast in Tasmania, the cheeky devils. Expect stunning art but also some exploratory music that'll shake your senses to the core, which, we're promised, is a good thing. If you happen to find yourself in Tasmania in January, and there's no reason why you might not, there are worse ways you could spend three days. 

Our tip

If you ever meet a Tasmanian devil, don't try to reason with him. He can't understand English. Or Australian



Getting there

How do I get there?

Ferries and buses will be running between Brooke Street Pier and Mona often. A return ticket (on sale Tuesday 1 December) will cost you $20, or you can buy a three-day return pass for $45.

Once the ferries sell out, tickets will automatically switch to buses. 

Travel times can be changed up to half an hour before departure, subject to availability. See Museum Reception or Box Office (Mona) or Mona Ferry Terminal (Brooke Street Pier) staff to do so.

Taxi United 131 008
Taxi Combined 132 227


Metro 36, 37, 42 and X1 pass Mona, and depart the Elizabeth Street Bus Mall often.
Call 13 22 01 for timetables

Borrow a bike from Hobart Bike Hire for $35, and head north on the Intercity Cycleway. It’s roughly fourteen kilometres. 

Do not drive to Mona. There is no parking.



Three-day Mona Pass - $179/$139 + booking fee
Individual event tickets between $19/$17 - $80
Entry to Mona gallery - $20/$15
Cinemona screenings between $28 - $19 for adults, concession & U18s tickets available

Gilbert & George in Conversation - currently sold out, join the waiting list here.

Some free events, more info here.

When can I get them?

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Where can I get them?

Tickets available from the website

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