Melbourne’s RISING Festival is finally set to go ahead after two cancellations
17.03.2022

Melbourne’s RISING Festival is finally set to go ahead after two cancellations

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Words by Eli Duxson

Featuring 801 local and international artists over 225 events through the first 12 days of winter

Melbourne’s RISING Festival is finally set to go ahead after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021, as a festival three years in the making is set to bring “a surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne” from June 1 to June 12.

What you need to know:

  • Melbourne’s RISING Festival is finally set to go ahead after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
  • RISING is set to consume the city and its surroundings with 225 events which includes 22 commissions and 14 world premieres.
  • Also featuring will be 801 local and international artists.

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RISING is set to consume the city and its surroundings with 225 events which includes 22 commissions and 14 world premieres.

Also featuring will be 801 local and international artists, who will “take the city as their canvas, transforming its streets, gardens, carparks, waterways and rooftops in an explosion of culture aimed squarely at the heart of Melbourne’s night-time economy”. 

 

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“Across the 12 days, Melbourne will come alive with an array of free and family focussed events,” RISING said

“Transformative public art installations, large-scale performances, intimate works of theatre, dance that will redefine the form, and a music program that traverses the globe from Japan to Switzerland, South London to Saskatchewan.”

This will be the first full festival program from co-artistic directors Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek, and music curator Woody McDonald (formerly Meredith, Golden Plains) who has been able to secure Sampa the Great, Lucy Dacus, Ed Kuepper & Jim White, and more!

Check out the full program at their website.

“On the first night of winter, artists, fruit bats and other creatures of the night will pulse through a city reawakened,” RISING said.

Head to RISING’s Facebook event for more information or click here to purchase tickets.