PJ Harvey to play Mona Foma festival in Hobart

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UK singer-songwriter PJ Harvey is set to make a trip to Tasmania early next year as the featured performer at the 2012 Mona Foma festival in January.

Harvey will take to the stage on January 21 to perform songs from her most recent Mercury Prize-winning album Let England Shake, alongside Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie, as well as longtime Harvey collaborator John Parish, Mick Harvey and Jean-Marc Butty.

This year's win is Harvey's second Mercury Prize – she was also presented with the honour in 2001 for her album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea.

Tickets to see Harvey in Hobart are priced at $85 – but there are also a number of other free and low-cost events to take in during the exciting ten-day festival.

From street parties and boat cruises to dance performances, exhibitions and musicians, Mona Foma 2012 will see the Tasmanian capital come alive with an exciting mix of music, arts and culture.

A program and ticket planner are available on the Mona Foma website and event tickets and passes can also be purchased at Hobart's Brooke St Pier, as well as the Mona ferry terminal.

PJ Harvey: photo by Jonathan Jackson

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