MONA FOMA announces international acts

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Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has revealed its lineup for January's annual MONA FOMA festival – and the acts announced do not disappoint!

The fifth installment of the festival will take place from January 16-20 2013, with a variety of performers to take the stage from rock to experimental, allowing music lovers to gather together to watch and discuss collective music tastes.

David Byrne & St. Vincent were announced to take the headline show a few weeks ago, with some class performers such as Dirty Projectors, Amanda Palmer, Pretty Lights, Neil Gaiman, Death Grips, Bickram Ghosh, Chicks on Speed and Orchestra National de Jazz revealed on October 5 to join the lineup.

More musicians were unveiled in the announcement including Mat Ward, Graveyard Train and Los Coronas, with the full program due for release in early December.

The opening night party on January 16 will feature performances from Bickram Ghosh, Los Coronas, Mat Ward, Tania Bosak and the Barefoot Orchestra, Vicky Browne and Darren Seltmann, Pretty Lights and Tina Havelock Stevens – and you don't have to worry about forking out money, this event is free!

Also featuring at MONA FOMA is the R18 Faux Mo, the festival nightclub which comes bigger and better than the previous years.

Events are a little hush, hush at the moment for the Faux Mo, with the big reveal for activities coming in early December with the release of the MONA FOMA app.

Tickets are on sale now, where you can purchase a festival ticket for $90, giving you access to all the events at PW1 (the main event space) on January 17, 18, 19 and 20 including the show by David Byrne and St. Vincent.

There are also day passes available for $40 per adult or $30 concession from January 17-19, with tickets $80 for adults and $65 concession on the final day of the festival. These passes can be purchased on the door if the events have not sold out on the day.

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