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Rising: Melbourne (Melbourne Festival) 2024

A leading art event in Australia brings more than two weeks of entertainment at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city

Dates: June 1-16, 2024

The Rising: Melbourne (former Melbourne Festival) features unique dance, theatre, music, and visual arts performances. It was created in 1986 as a sister festival of the Spoleto Festival under the guidance of composer Jan Carlo Minotti. It also included events in Spoleto, Italy, and Charleston, the US. Known as the Festival of the Three Worlds, it changed its name to the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts in 1990 (now mostly called the Melbourne Festival). So, if you wonder what is going on in Melbourne in June, you definitely should visit this Festival.

Festival Events

The program offers dozens of shows, events, and projects. Actors, dancers, artists, singers, and writers from around the world come here to demonstrate their talents. During these days, the city is filled with diverse performances, concerts, readings, installations of modern art, and exciting dance performances. Everyone is welcome at the Festival. A wide range of visual and performing arts, as well as live music and public art installations, can be found here.

The 2024 program invites to join daily art installation with political discourse The Blak Infinite, a 24-hour marathon of music documentaries 24 Hour Rock Show, three-act epic Counting and Cracking, Crip Rave Theory party, Embassy art installation, You, Beauty dance performance, Searching for Sanctuary exhibition, live performances by Onefour, Day Tripper, Fever Ray, One Song Histoire(s) Du Théâtre IV, Dirty Three, Sky Fereirra, Yassin Bey, Hera My Eyes: Hellraiser, and much more.

Rising: Melbourne Tickets

The festival does not have a single entry ticket that grants access to all events. Each event has its own admission.

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Authors: Olena Basarab