Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

Hobart comes alive every January for the wonderful and unique Mona Foma (MOFO) festival and 2012 will be no exception, as a diverse mix of artists shows its wares to excited audiences right across the capital.

MOFO curator Brian Ritchie has once again gathered an incredible list of musicians, dancers, visual artists, theatrical groups and more, with performances ranging from unknown and eccentric to world famous and mesmerising.

PJ Harvey will headline the event with her thought-provoking songs at Princes Wharf 1, the festival's main hub.

Other featured artists include Dresden Dolls from the US, Germany's The Dad Horse Experience and Melbourne's confrontational dance group BalletLab, while in other parts of town crowds will be entertained by a plethora of local and international acts.

In Salamanca visitors can enjoy great food, market stalls and cooking demonstrations, all to the soundtrack of funky beats and a multicultural line-up of musical talent.

The MOFO Festival takes place from Friday January 13 to Sunday January 22, so if you are in Tasmania around this time it shapes up as a must-see event on your tour of the island state.