Dark Mofo on hold for 2024 quoting ‘rising costs’

A statement released by Dark Mofo says the Hobart festival will reset in 2024 but that Winter Feast and the Nude Solstice Swim will still go ahead.

Today (22 September) the Hobart winter festival, Dark Mofo, announced that it will ‘pause in 2024 for a period of renewal’.

A media statement was shared with ArtsHub stating: ‘Despite achieving record attendances and box office results this year, it is essential for organisers to take stock of changing conditions and rising costs, in order to reset the festival for the future.’

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_