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Courtney Barnett performs in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Mona Foma Offers Free Tickets To The Amish

by Paul Cashmere

Mona Foma curator Brian Ritchie has invited Pennysylvania’s Amish community to Mona Foma 2019.

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Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Mona Foma Announce Dates For New Home In Launceston

by Paul Cashmere

Mona Foma has revealed first dates for its new location of Launceston with a money-back guarantee for Southern Tasmanians.

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Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie Recognised As a Major Force In Australian Culture

by Paul Cashmere

When Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie migrated to Australia in 2008 he immediately began rebooting Australian culture. Those 10 years of contributions to the Australian entertainment industry have paid off with Brian receiving two nominations in the prestigious upcoming Helpmann Awards.

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Faux Mo

Mona Foma Reveals Faux Mo Line-up

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Mona Foma’s Faux Mo line-up can now be revealed.

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Mike Patton of Faith No More and Mondo Kane

Maynard Keenan and Mike Patton To Play Mona Foma 2017

by Paul Cashmere

Mona Foma has dropped a surprise announcement for 2017 with news that Maynard Keenan and Mike Patton will be in Hobart, Tasmania for next year’s event.

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Sexy MF, Mona Foma Reveals 2014 Line-up

by Paul Cashmere

Tasmania’s Mona Foma has revealed the first line-up of artists for the 2014 event with an event to rival previous years.

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Geoffrey Gurrumal Yunipingu - photo by Ros O'Gorman

Gurrumul Is Australia’s Most Powerful Cultural Name

by Paul Cashmere

The Australian Financial Review has named Gurrumul Yunupingu the top of the Cultural Power List and Mona Foma owner David Walsh is at number two.

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Brian Ritchie, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Brian Ritchie – From Violent Femmes To Artistic MOFO

by Claire Hennekam

Speaking at AWME on Saturday, Brian Ritchie shared his transition from the Violent Femmes, to the shakuhachi to MONA FOMA, while questioning the idea of world music as a genre and explaining why silence is sometimes good for us.

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Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Brian Ritchie Is Keynote Speaker At AWME Conference Today

by Paul Cashmere

Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes and The Break bass player, will address the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo in Melbourne today about “his other job”m the curator of MONA FOMA in Hobart.

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Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Brian Ritchie And Michael Chugg To Deliver AWME Keynotes

by Paul Cashmere

Former Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie and promoter Michael Chugg have been announced as the keynote speakers for the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) in Melbourne in November.

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Kylie Minogue, Image, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Kylie Minogue, Tim Minchin, Mona Foma Win Helpmann Awards

by Paul Cashmere

Kylie Minogue, Tim Minchin and the Mona Foma festival have each won awards at the 2012 Helpmann Awards, handed out in Sydney this week.

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David Byrne 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

David Byrne To Headline Mona Foma

by Paul Cashmere

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will head to Tasmania to headline the Mona Foma Festival in Hobart in January.

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Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Brian Ritchie Puts Violent Femmes Supergroup Together For Mona Foma

by Paul Cashmere

The Mona Foma Festival in Hobart this week has had a last minute addition. Festival Director Brian Ritchie has put together a Violent Femmes supergroup featuring members of Dresden Dolls and PJ Harvey’s band.

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