‘Don’t bring your best clothes’: Melbourne’s Rising festival promises you will get your hands dirty

‘Don’t bring your best clothes’: Melbourne’s Rising festival promises you will get your hands dirty

The Guardian

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The city’s new 12-night arts festival will finally launch in May, taking over Melbourne’s rivers, parks and even Flinders St Station’s hidden ballroom

On 26 May, the same night a super full moon will be totally eclipsed, Melbourne will finally premiere the first season of Rising. The city’s new 12-night cultural festival was cancelled last August during a dark year for the arts when Covid-19 forced performances and exhibitions to shutter.

The festival, which will feature more than 800 artists, including more than 750 from Victoria. A takeover of the hidden former ballroom upstairs of Flinders Street Station by surrealist sculptures, a two-month-long musical performance on Melbourne’s rivers and the transformation of the Myer Music Bowl into a supernatural forest are just some of the 133 art, music and ceremony events that will take place.

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