The team behind Mona Foma are celebrating the infamous summer festival’s new home in Launceston by launching an airline, Air Mofo, to fly mainlanders to the event for free. Festival curator and Violent Femmes rocker Brian Ritchie is giving away airline seats in rows of six via a competition that’s now live and will also include free three day festival tickets for all passengers.
“We managed to convince Tourism Tasmania that it would be a good idea, and how we have an entire plane to fill”, explained Ritchie. “Everyone should enter this competition. Air Mofo’s sick bags are awesome”.
Air Mofo will be flying to the Tasmanian city from ports in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with all lucky passengers set to arrive in Launie at lunchtime on Friday 18th January ahead to the main festival weekend.
The airline itself will be a thematic extension of the quirky summer festival, with promises of good food, great booze and some “confronting in-flight entertainment that probably can’t be unseen”.
The festival will be one of summer’s hottest tickets, running from 18th to 20th January with a vast program of music and art, driven by the likes of Courtney Barnett, Neneh Cherry, Underworld, Mulatu Astatke and Oneohtrix Point Never.
For those who aren’t successful in scoring free airline seats and tickets, you can still pick up three-day passes for a very reasonable $99.
To enter the Air Mofo competition go to monafoma.net.au/air-mofo