Tassie Putin on a show

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

MEM­BERS of con­tro­ver­sial Rus­sian punk band Pussy Riot will be in Ho­bart for the city’s Dark Mofo fes­ti­val.

Ad­di­tional acts re­vealed yes­ter­day in­clude the fem­i­nist out­fit who rose to global fame af­ter three mem­bers were ar­rested in 2012 for stag­ing a per­for­mance in Moscow’s Cathe­dral of Christ the Saviour which was crit­i­cal of leader Vladimir Putin.

Start­ing on June 8, the 14day Dark Mofo fes­ti­val has at­tracted con­tro­versy with plans for a sac­ri­fi­cial rit­ual by Aus­trian artist Her­mann Nitsch, in­volv­ing a freshly killed bull.

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