Paul Kelly and CHAI among new additions to MONA FOMA 2020 lineup

The full lineup for the third edition of Tasmania’s Museum of Old & New Art‘s summer festival, MONA FOMA, has been unveiled.

MONA FOMA is returning in 2020, and they’ve just announced a bunch of great new artists who’ll be joining the already-stacked lineup.

Australian icon Paul Kelly will debut a new performance, joined by a cast of established local musicians, entitled Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds. The show, which will feature all new material by Kelly, is described as being “about birds – not just their song and flight, but their role as symbols of hope and freedom, luck and migration, and the poetry they’ve inspired”.

Cabaret-punk rebel Amanda Palmer will play a headline show (in support of her recent album There Will Be No Intermission) as well as performing as part of the MONA FOMA ‘variety show’ My Favourite Things (which will feature an array of artists from across the lineup).

Palmer will also be partaking in a performance piece, Confessional, in which she will “set up shop in the middle of town and invite women to share with her their thoughts, fears and stories”. These stories will be written into a song Palmer will perform at her There Will Be No Intermission show the following night.

The first two acts were announced last month. American trip-hop producer Flying Lotus will be bringing a 3D audiovisual performance to Launceston, while famed Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi will his immersive new project Seven Days Walking.

MONA FOMA will take place from January 11th-20th in Launceston. You can view the full program for the festival and buy tickets here.