RISING has come through today with a humungous 2023 program consisting of 185 events featuring over 400 artists including 35 commissions and 12 world premieres all taking place in Melbourne from 7—18 June this year.
Running across 12 separate nights in the CBD of Melbourne, RISING will showcase various theatre, dance, music, installations, public performances as well outdoor works of mass participation which will have something for everyone, including several free and low cost options such as a 10,000 strong kazoo orchestra. The event will be scattered all through Melbourne city’s streets, carparks, churches, theaters, train stations and on the banks of the Birrarung Marr, giving punters plenty of options to get out amongst the good times all through winter.
“RISING is a mass celebration of Melbourne’s unique culture in the heart of the city…The 2023 program is a rallying call to get involved, experience the new and be a part of a festival that couldn’t happen anywhere else.” – RISING co-artistic directors Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek
“Creativity, culture, music, food, fun – RISING brings together everything we love about Melbourne for 12 action-packed days and nights to deliver an amazing event and boost our city businesses.” – Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos
Presale tickets are available for RISING subscribers from 12pm Tuesday 14 March. General tickets on sale 12pm Friday 17 March.
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