Your Safety & Wellbeing

Following recent developments, and with the safety of our staff, artists, contractors and audiences front of mind, RISING has made the decision to cancel the last three days of the festival (Friday 4 – Sunday 6 June).

Refunds will be issued to all ticketholders for these cancelled dates.

RISING is a surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne.

Ambitious in scale and impact, RISING will begin on the evening of the total lunar eclipse in May 2021. Over 12 nights, festivity and late-night culture will intersect with huge moments spanning the emerging and iconic, the epic and intimate.

From a program of free and ticketed events, interlocking circles of experience and connection will reverberate through the city’s laneways, venues and public spaces. RISING is a bold, provocative, illuminating expression of Melbourne now.

The inaugural festival will take place 26 May – 6 June 2021.

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