Amazingness that is MONA FOMA

Shared by |tags, , , ,

Hobartians are only just coming to terms with the success and spectacle that is this year’s MONA FOMA festival – now in its fourth year. With two more full days still to run, the lineup, the artestry is out of all proportion; no wonder this boutique festival is capturing the attention of artists and visitors from all over Australia and the world.

Last night’s line up included Dresden Dolls – where the audience was blown away by the powerhouse that is Amanda and Brian. The theatrics, the songs – originals and covers – Beastie Boys, Grinderman, and two others had everyone mesmerized. Amanda Palmer, who has the opportunity to play all over the world gushed “We love Tasmania, and how good is MONA FOMA – this is THE festival that we like most in the world.” High praise indeed and acknowledging once again the enormous success of Festival Director Brian Ritchie (ex Violet Femmes, New York), now living in Tasmania.

In yesterday’s line up performers were as diverse as Juliana Barwick, Senyawa (from Indonesia), Toshimaru Nakamara, Kellie O’Dempsey, and Prince Rama – the wizardy of melded Broooklyn beat and Hare Krishna psychedalia.

Dresden Dolls in full flight - Image credit: Veronica Foale

Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls doing it as only she can - Image credit: Veronica Foale

Kellie O'Dempsey artwork

Veronica Foale’s blog and review has more coverage.

Wedenesday’s highlight and sell-out performers were ‘Girl Talk’ and Kate Burton took some great shots of one hell of a show.

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.


  • admin says:

    Thanks for your comment. Chrome on tablet or phone? We use Chrome for most editing and don’t see the problem.

  • kmart codes says:

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in
    your content seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something
    to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to
    let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed
    soon. Kudos

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>