Award winning Australian journalist Peter Greste will interview a former jihadist as part of midwinter festival Dark Mofo's prelude weekend.
Peter Greste is a foreign correspondent who was incarcerated on terrorism charges in Egypt in 2013 and spent 400 days in prison.
As part of Dark Mofo's prelude weekend from June 7-10, Mr Greste will interview Muhammad Manwar Ali.
Festival organisers describe him as a "former violent jihadist".
He is said to "have dedicated 15 years to recruitment, radicalisation, fundraising and fighting in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Burma".