For 2020, Faux Mo is working nine to five. Going all night, from sunset to sunrise, Mona Foma’s chameleon club is werk werk werking hard for the money. Through the portal of the Launceston Workers Club and into a precinct of industrial spaces, this year Faux Mo’s program celebrates low brow with big dreams.
Inspired by the most iconic of icons Dolly Parton, and her working class, sex-positive twang, the night will feature Tasmanian divas and international star DJs hailing from as far and wide as Uganda and Portugal.
The party will start at 9pm with a Taylor Mac style celebration of the Dollyverse and end with croissants and hot coffee from Launceston institution Bread and Butter. Throughout, local and international artists will be working at high intensity, giving prolific output and blowing minds over eight hours of the serious and hilarious.
DJ Marfox, the godfather of Lisbon’s ghetto sound, will play his twisted, soulful and African-influenced dance music, and from Queens, NYC, Eartheater will spit sacred club music from the future. With classical compositions on harp and piano blended with anthemic electronica, she knows the spells and she will cast them.
Uganda based DJ, and member of the East African Nyege Nyege collective, Kampire will be playing Afro-house, St Lucian soca, Congolese soukous, gqom, and more.
Faux Mo runs from 9pm, Saturday 18 January until 5am Sunday 19 January. Stamina required. Snacks provided.
FAUX MO 2020 LINEUP
DJ Marfox (PRT)
Take Me to the Dollyverse (AUS)
Aedan Howlett (AUS)
Benji Chandler (AUS)
David Henry Nobody Jr (USA)
Divide and Dissolve (AUS)
Holly Durant + Gabi Barton (AUS)
Khaled Zerro (AUS/AFG)
Natasha Tontey (IDN)
Paea Leach with the Dance Moms and Dads of Launceston (AUS/NZL)
Robin Fox (AUS)
Stephen McEntee with some Big-Ass Launceston Brass (AUS)
9pm, Saturday 18 January to 5am, Sunday 19 January
Launceston Workers Club, All Goods Warehouse and Smiths Lane, Launceston, Tasmania