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Dark Mofo 2019

Get keen because Dark Mofo 2019, is hitting Hobart from 6 - 23 June. Dance, sing, watch, swim, eat, talk and huddle together in the cold at this uniquely Tasmanian festival.


Once again, delivering a wickedly awesome festival, be sure to stay at Hobart Central YHA - your perfect Dark Mofo accommodation. Located in the centre of the city and in the heart of the action, it's only a short walk from your bed to the festival, so don't delay and book your bed today! 

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What do you get when you combine live music, art, movies, a nude swim, a demon that eats your fears, the Tasmanian winter, and the winter solstice? Dark Mofo, that's what!

  • A celebration of everything that makes Tasmania quirky, funky and cool, Dark Mofo is about losing your inhibitions, partying hard and appreciating the weird and the unique in art and music. Think 10 days of art and performance exhibitions contradicting everything you've ever known, live music ranging from death metal bands to symphony orchestras and movies that'll have you jumping in and out of your seat. 
  • Dark Mofo just isn't about art, culture and embracing your weird side - it's also about challenging yourself. Get over what's holding you back by grabbing a pen and a piece of paper and giving voice down your deepest and darkest fears. Feed them to the ogoh-ogoh demon and stick around to see the demon go up in flames and light up the night. The sky will rain with destroyed fears. 
  • Alternatively, if you're feeling brave and want to challenge yourself physically, strip everything off and join the nude swim on the winter solstice and feel the bite of the chilly Tasmanian waters.
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PSA: Food Lovers

  • Foodies should not miss the Dark Mofo + City of Hobart Winter Feast which runs on the last few days of the festival. There'll be guest chefs from some of the top restaurants in Australia plus a plethora of stalls with a variety of cuisines that'll satisfy all of your food cravings. We recommend trying a different cuisine every night!
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Are Ya Sold? If not, we've got one final tip.

  • If you're coming to Dark Mofo from Sunday - Thursday, make sure you book our sizzling Pay 2, Stay 3 deal at Hobart Central YHA to save some cash and spend more on your Dark Mofo experience. 

    Hobart Central YHA
    From $20.5 per night
    Hobart Central YHA
    Hobart YHA is the perfect base for all of Hobart's galleries and museums including MONA. Located only a block from the city's waterfront.
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