RISING Melbourne 2024

  • Sat Jun 01 - Sun Jun 16 2024
  • All Ages
  • Various

Brace yourselves, Melburnians! The unmissable RISING festival is making a grand comeback this winter, lighting up our city like never before!

RISING Festival 2024

RISING Festival 2024
RISING Festival 2024

Imagine this: 105 jaw-dropping events sprawling over sixteen unforgettable nights – yes, you heard that right! Dive into the heart of Melbourne as RISING transforms iconic spots from Fed Square to Melbourne Town Hall, along with our cherished historic arcades and secret back alleys, into a dazzling wonderland of creativity.

Get ready to be swept away by an eclectic mix of large-scale installations, captivating art exhibitions, avant-garde theatre, and mesmerizing music performances from a whopping lineup of over 480 artists from 1 to 16 June 2024. And guess what? It’s not just about the spectacular shows; there are heaps of free events waiting just for you!

Highlight of the season? Mark your calendars for 15 June, when SHOUSE takes over St Paul’s Cathedral for an epic night of music-making with a thousand other souls – and yes, it’s totally free! Plus, don't miss the award-winning epic, Counting and Cracking. 

From the brilliant minds of co-artistic directors Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek, RISING 2024 is a celebration that truly belongs to Naarm, Melbourne. They promise a festival where the most exhilarating voices in art, music, and performance come together for moments of pure catharsis, reflection, and communal joy – whether it’s creating harmony in a church or channeling the cosmos in our very own town square. Melbourne, let’s come together for a festival experience that’s set to thrill, bewilder, and utterly enchant. Are you ready to be part of the magic?

Where:   Various locations around central Melbourne
When:    1-16 June 2024
Cost:      Priced per event

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