Club nights at RISING 2024

Wed 22 May

Trance and house highs, jazz and grime immersions, percussive odysseys, Arabic influences, left-field edits and utopian energies—pop on a mix and get prepared because the throb of the club is calling.

Crown Ruler takeover Stage Door takeover for the final weekend

Scuff the floor as we open the Stage Door via Night Trade to a series of club nights from the international underground presented with Crown Ruler. Happening the last weekend of RISING 13—15 June. Free entry for Art Pass holders.

LIPELIS (RUS) AND DITA (IDN) — Sat 14 June — $19—20

A Friday night filled with house, Italo, disco and electro deep cuts courtesy of Lipelis, DiTA, Bayu and Poli-Pearl. Enter through Night Trade Stage Door. Free for Art Pass holders.

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COBY SEY (UK) DJ SET — Thu 13 June — $19—20

A harmonious haze of murky club styles, led by South London’s Coby Sey, with Teether, Willis Anne and Jannah Quill. Free for art pass holders. Enter through Night Trade Stage Door. Free for Art Pass holders.

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KIEFER (USA) AND ONRA (FR) — Sat 15 June — $19—20

LA’s soulful jazz daddy Kiefer takes the stage along with Parisian beatmaker Onra with Rok Riley, RAY OTW feat. KHYA and Chef Chung, and Silentjay for an evening of subterranean soul. Enter through Night Trade Stage Door. Free for Art Pass holders.

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Choreography, music, protest and pleasures

6HR GRUMBLE BOOGIE — Fri 07 June — $19—20

Betty Grumble unites with fierce lover and warrior of music and community, DJ HipHopHoe for six hours of Grumble Boogie. A Performance Party, Ritual of Rage and Rite of Renewal. Enter through Night Trade Stage Door. Free for art pass holders.

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Free-falling trance

Evian Christ — Sun 09 June — $49

UK producer Evian Christ brings banging trance anthems and a massive AV show exclusively to RISING.

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Moktar at Melbourne Town Hall


The Eora-based DJ and producer fusing house and techno with the music of his Egyptian heritage. It's sold out but you can join the waitlist.

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Our opening night party


With Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip/DJ Set), Andee Frost, Gerard Frank Long, JNETT, Stereogamous and Betty Grumble (MC)

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A party and a proposition

CRIP RAVE THEORY — Sat 15 June — $19—49

A disability-led party and a political statement. Featuring Aisha Mirza, BAE BAE, Aquenta and more.

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Day Tripper

For those kicking on from Friday night or who prefer to hit the club before the witching hours take hold, there's Day Tripper RISING's eight-hour long day party. It's happening Saturday 8 June. And it's a live mix tape that moves through genres into some disco diva action from the legendary Asha Pulthi, post-footwork rhythmic workouts from Jlin, live techno from Polito, subterranean sets from Emelyne, Pandora's Jukebox and more. Also Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) is performing his tribute to the late, great rapper’s rapper, MF DOOM. Stay tuned for news of the Day Tripper after party too. The days are short and the devil is loose.

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ACMI NIGHTS : BEINGS — Thu 13 June — $33—35

Explore the surreal underground realm of Universal Everything’s Beings after-hours at ACMI. And dance to DiTA, Lipelis, Betty Grumble, Samantha Thompson, Harrison Ritchie-Jones and more.

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A party in the spirit of a photographer who didn’t just document the night, he got right there in it. On the decks: DJ Gavin Campbell, DJ JNETT, DJ MzRizk, Voices of Halo, Rara Zulu, Crew-X and House of Diesel.

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