Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



11 March 2020

Peter Gutwein, Premier & Minister for Tourism

Dark Mofo

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government recognises the decision to cancel this year’s Dark Mofo event has been a difficult one for Mona.

Dark Mofo has quickly become known as a cultural icon following its inception in 2013, and we know this decision has been made in the best interests of the festival’s viability.

We understand this decision is largely a result of international travel uncertainty, for artists and visitors due to the impacts of COVID-19.

We are committed to ensuring Tasmania’s visitor economy remains strong, particularly during the traditionally cooler months, and we will work with Mona and our tourism and event stakeholders as well as the Hobart City Council to identify opportunities to attract local and domestic visitors during this upcoming winter season.

The Tasmanian Government, through Events Tasmania, has always supported Dark Mofo, and we look forward to Dark Mofo returning next year, in spectacular style.



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