Mona Foma announce their first-ever Launceston event and share a huge 2019 program

For the very first time this January, esteemed underground festival Mona Foma will be taking place in Launceston, Tasmania. Today they’ve also revealed their 2019 program, and it’s a winner.

Featuring some truly world-class acts across the fields of music, art, and dance, this isn’t one to be missed.

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Photo: Adam Custins

Underworld, Neneh Cherry, Courtney Barnett, Oneohtrix Point Never, and more will descend upon Launceston, Tasmania for Mona Foma 2019.

The lineup brings in some of the greatest performers from all over the planet, from Sweden’s Neneh Cherry, to Welsh heroes Underworld, to Jonathan Bree, the masked musical enigma from New Zealand.

Accompanying the music lineup is a formidable dance, art and event program – check out the full list of performers for yourself below.

Mona Foma 2019 runs from 13-20 January in Launceston, Tasmania. Tickets go on-sale at midday on Monday October 15th – grab yours here.


Neneh Cherry (SWE)
Underworld (UK)
Oneohtrix Point Never: Myriad (USA)
Mulatu Astatke and The Black Jesus Experience (ETH/AUS)
Julia Holter (USA)
Jonathan Bree (NZ)
Courtney Barnett (AUS)
Nakhane (ZAF)
Hańba! (POL)
Les Filles de Illighadad (NER)
Southeast Desert Metal (AUS)
WWWater (BEL)
Yirinda (AUS)
Satu Vänskä and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (FIN/AUS)
group A (JPN)


Kenny Pittock (AUS)
Heath Franco (AUS)
Lou Conboy (AUS)
Lou Hubbard (AUS)
Margie Livingston (USA)
Parer Studio (AUS)
Pete Matilla (AUS)
Rosie Deacon (AUS)


Dana Gingras
group A + Sonya Stefan (CAN/JAP)
Stompin (AUS)
Tasdance (AUS)


Faux Mo
Morning Meditation
Free programming at Albert Hall: Robin Fox installation and late night concerts (Fri – Kuniko Kato (JAP) + Sabu Orimo (JAP), Sat – Robin Fox (AUS)
Ensemble Offspring (AUS))
+ more