MONA's festival of music and art is back for it's 9th year and starts up this weekend. We're giving away 3 Day Passes through our app (click here for details) and thought we'd come out with our list of things not to miss. These are the 5 things our team most wants to see (all of these are accessed through a 3 day pass, available through the app):

1. Forbidden Planet - Sunday 4pm, Cinemona
A fully restored version of the 1956 classic.  It was a groundbreaking sci-fi - the first ever use of an all-electronic score, the first depiction of faster-than-light travel and the first movie set entirely on another planet. What could be better than watching it in glorious 2K?

2. Kev Carmody - Saturday 5:30pm, Main Stage
An Australian talent not to be missed. Kev's voice & skill with lyrics is something we really want to see live! His Indigenous heritage inspires his songs which are in a collection of styles. He'll be performing on the main stage Saturday night, and you need to be there!

3. Daphne Oram: Snow and Rail - Friday 12:45pm & Sunday 12:45, Cinemona
This sounds like a cool & totally original thing to see. Two British promotional films from the 1960s will be shown 'receiving electronic audio treatment from Daphne Oram'. The inventor of 'the Oramics optical- electronic sound composer'. We have no idea what this will look like but it sounds epic.

Seriously, how good does this look?!

Seriously, how good does this look?!

Violins are epic. Electric violins? Double epic.

Violins are epic. Electric violins? Double epic.

4. Veronique Serret | A Stolen Satellite - Friday 5:30pm, Turrell Stage
Australian violinist, Veronique, takes the stage. Her classic music credentials are vast, as are her film credits (Last Cab to Darwin, Red Obsession, Beat Bugs). This ought to be an interesting take on violin music with a six-string electric violin run through a guitar amp and electronics!

5. Nadia Ratsimandresy - Friday 11:30am, The Void & Saturday 1:30pm, Main Stage
Have you ever heard of the ondes Martenot? It's an electronic instrument invented in 1928! Nadia is a talent from France and will be performing with this unique instrument at MOFO. We want to know what it sounds like!

Remember, we're giving away two 3 Day Passes in our app. They're valid for ALL of these 5 events as well as a host more! Download it now, register & enter by voting in the MOFO poster.

Not this year's picture but it still looks good.

Not this year's picture but it still looks good.

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