The sandwich board outside a charity shop in central Launceston reads: “Dear David, Thanks for sharing Mona Foma. Kind regards, Launceston.” And why wouldn’t the owner of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art, David Walsh, want to share the museum’s summer festival with Tasmania’s second city? There’s an airport here to bring in all the mainland music fans, and great established venues for gigs – including some very pretty, historic theatres. And, as evidenced by Sunday afternoon’s block party, there’s an enthusiastic audience of local people who are quick to get into both the spirit of the event and into fluorescent onesies. But more of that later. Since 2009 Mona Foma – Mofo for short – has been based in Hobart, in the south of Tasmania. In the past few years it has moved from its home at Salamanca out to Mona itself. Last weekend a mini-festival was held in Launceston before main events in Hobart this week. It also served as a warm-up before the festival proper moves to Tasmania’s second city in 2019. The move north is dependent on state government funding, with the festival seeking $8m over four years to go towards relocation. A Launceston-based event… Read full this story
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