Dark Mofo Announces First 2018 Headliner

Dark Mofo is, unquestionably, the best and weirdest cultural centrepiece of winter in Australia. And its first headline act has now been announced.

The annual Hobart event consistently hosts many of the most original, unexpected and unusual names in music and art, while the event itself is dark, surreal, and spectacularly strange.

With summer over for another year, we’re just months away from Dark Mofo 2018, and the first major announcement has now been revealed: UK legends Electric Wizard will be one of the main headliners this June.

The ‘legendary Acid Kings’ formed almost 30 years ago, and have become revered for their rumbling, irreverent, psychedelia-and-occultism-infused doom. Their latest album—their ninth—came out last year. Wizard Bloody Wizard is of course a play on the classic Black Sabbath album title (fitting for a band whose name is similarly drawn from two Sabbath tracks), and the band will now bring it to Hobart’s Odeon Theatre on Thursday, June 21.


The full lineup will be revealed on April 6, with pre-sale tickets available from April 9—register here.

Dark Mofo 2018 takes place from June 15-24 with a prelude weekend from June 8-10. Revisit our thoughts on the 2017 event to find out precisely why we love this event so damn much.

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