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RISING is music, food, art and culture, under moonlight, in the heart of Naarm (Melbourne).

2023 brings a moment to reflect and reckon with Australian identity, here and now. A break from business as usual and a chance to rave and revel in the grand and the granular.

Orbiting around Flinders Street Station, RISING 2023 spills out into the streets, car parks, churches, theatres, town square and Birrarung.

Slice up the ice, have a dance, make a racket. RISING is a festival that you do, in a city that does it best—07—18 June 2023.

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Q. What is RISING?

A. RISING is Victoria's flagship festival of music, food, art and culture, under moonlight. A microcosm of Australia’s creative capital here and now. RISING returns from 07—18 June 2023.

Q. I’m not sure if RISING is for me. What kind of events will be in the program?

A. RISING is for everyone. From visual art, installations, performance and live music to unique food events, we’ll have all kinds of experiences for you to enjoy whatever you’re into.

Q. Who is curating the festival?

A. Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek are RISING’s co-Artistic Directors and Co-CEOs. They lead a diverse team of national and international arts professionals in programming the festival. Including Artist Associate Kimberley Moulton (Shadow Spirit, Artistic Associate Grace Herbert (Night Trade,Anthem, Ghetto Biennale), and Head of Music Hayley Percy (2023 Music Program.

Q. How is the festival funded?

A. RISING is funded by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Visit Victoria.

We also receive support through City of Melbourne and the Australian Government, as well as a range of sponsors and donors.

Q. I would like to volunteer, intern or work for RISING. How do I apply?

A. Thank you for your interest! We advertise employment opportunities on our Jobs page and will be advertising any volunteering opportunities on our social channels (follow us Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram and via email (subscribe here.

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