If you’re still trying to decide what to do across summer, Mona has you covered, with the iconic Hobart venue revealing an epic live music marathon that kicks off this Friday.
The 42-day event will see Mona host local, interstate and international acts on its lawns every day until January 31 (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), with multiple acts set to appear each day.
“42 Day Mona Music Marathon is a gloriously sprawling ad hoc, yet systematic, multi-genre celebration of sound-making in Tasmania and beyond,” Mona music curator Brian Ritchie said.
“The Mona music team have recruited musicians ranging from community-based groups through to international touring outfits. We always pay attention to cultivating diversity and talent from outside the usual commercially motivated system.
“This means an emphasis on female talent, immigrant musicians, people living with disability and even a special Kwanzaa stream celebrating the musical achievements of the African diaspora. It’s serious music and serious fun, with relaxation, food and drinks on the lawn and occasional forays into the gallery spaces.”
There’ll also be some next-level food on offer at the Heavy Metal Kitchen, courtesy of Mona’s executive chef Vince Trim, alongside beer and wine with extra ferry services running to and from Brooke Street Pier.
Head to the Mona website for more details.