RISING Festival online

RISING is a surge of art, music, performance, and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne. Digitally explore podcasts and playlists, operatic events to cooking videos, indulge your visual and aural senses.
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RISING is a major cultural event for the Asia Pacific Region created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators.

RISING's purpose is to send interlocking circles of experience and connection radiating through the night, re-synchronising the city and re-energising it with public art, performance and music spanning the emerging and iconic, the epic and intimate.

With lockdowns closing many live experiences, a diverse range of content from the lead up to, durinh and post festival, is available to explore digitally. Including podcasts featuring ecosexual activist Annie Sprinkle, a reversed national anthem, interviews with Pussy Riot members, cooking collaboration videos with Jason Phu and Kay-lene Tan and playlists by Heavy Congress crew. 

There is a visual and aural treat for everyone.

RISING 2021 PODCAST series

The RISING 2021 Podcast asks artists to unravel their ideas on an audio platform.

Listen here on Spotify
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RISING 2021

RISING IS A SURGE OF ART, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE AND CEREMONY IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE. Digitally explore podcasts and playlists, operatic events to cooking videos, indulge your visual and aural senses.

Available anytime
RISING - Reverse Anthem

Advance Australia Fair, upside down & back.

  • Art
  • Festival
Available anytime
RISING - Heavy Congress Playlist

GETTING HEAVY.

  • Music
  • Festival
Available anytime
RISING - PLAYLIST: Back to the Womb

To Keep you buzzing.

  • Music
  • Festival
Available anytime
RISING - COOKED: Mooncake Memories

Mooncakes like never before.

  • Food & Wine
  • Festival
Available anytime
RISING - PLAYLIST: Smoko Memories

It's Smoko time.

  • Music
  • Festival
Available anytime
RISING - PLAYLIST: A World of Your Own

World of Musical Discovery.

  • Music
  • Festival
Available anytime
RISING - PLAYLIST: Land Back

Turn It Up!

  • Music
  • Festival
Available anytime
RISING - COOKED: Family and Ritual at Jinda Thai

Hard lockdown and family rituals.

  • Food & Wine
  • Festival
RISING - Destiny Deacon's video Home

Destiny Deacon's video Home

  • Art
  • Festival