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- Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival will be put on hold in 2024.
- Two key events will still go ahead.
- Organisers say the festival has faced “escalating costs” and will return in 2025 after it is “reshaped”.
“The success of 2023 brought with it the realisation that we cannot continue to deliver Dark Mofo to the standards we have set under these conditions.”
The nude solstice swim will still go ahead in 2024 despite the cancellation. Source: AAP / Ethan James
The event has reached an agreement with the state government to ensure the winter feast and nude solstice swim still go ahead in 2024.
But ultimately the organisers opted for a reduced scope that would honour Dark Mofo’s strong commitment to local community and small businesses, he said.
Dark Mofo’s organiser made the announcement on Friday, saying the festival intends to return fully in 2025 and “set the foundation for the next 10 years”. Source: AAP / Rob Blakers
“We are thankful for the support and assistance that the state government has shown in response to our need to reshape for the future,” Twite said.
Twite was announced as artistic director in April, replacing Leigh Carmichael who had been in the role since the inaugural festival a decade ago.