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Rising Homo
Rising Homo

Fri, 03 Dec


Bourke Street Courtyard

Rising Homo

Rising Homo will offer dancing, debauchery, dark art, dark rooms. Grind your loins and get your fetish outfits ready for a night of art and kink.

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Time & Location

03 Dec 2021, 10:00 pm

Bourke Street Courtyard, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

About the event

Originally planned to coincide with Rising Festival in June, for the long-awaited Rising Homo, CLOSET will now take over Bourke Street Courtyard for an all-night rager.

WHEN: Fri Dec 3 — 10pm till 5am

WHERE: Bourke Street Courtyard (*NEW VENUE)

DRESS CODE: Fantasy, fetish, leather, lace, mesh, high fashion, whatever you desire.

TICKETS: $45 + bf Presale | $50 + bf Door

LINEUP: Full lineup next week!

COVID STUFF: Limited Capacity. COVIDSafe event. Vaccination proof compulsory. QR code check in on arrival.

We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on stolen land. We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and their Elders past and present. Always was, always will be.

CHANGE OF VENUE: Rising Homo will now be held at Bourke Street Courtyard (629 Bourke Street, Melbourne). We've had to move to this new venue, due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts at Brown Alley. Further information is below. ____________________________________ FURTHER INFO FB: Insta: @freddiecloset ARTWORK: Aaron Paul

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Rising Homo is an all-night affair that welcomes the whole rainbow community and their friends. - Strictly 18+. Please bring Photo ID. - CLOSET will be held across multiple levels of the venue, both outdoors and indoors. - Cloak room will be available. Clothing must be worn. - Bourke Street Courtyard is a partially wheelchair accessible venue. If you have other questions about disability and access, please contact us directly via PM. - Be mindful there may be lights that may be hazardous to people with photosensitive conditions. - We have a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment or sexual assault, any homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist or anti social behaviour. We reserve the right to refuse entry (and kick you out). - If you feel unsafe, uncomfortable or unwell (or see someone who is), please contact our event staff, our roving team of party angels or security for help.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets already purchased for Rising Homo will be automatically valid for the new date. Final allocation of tickets now available — due to full capacity allowed. Door sales available subject to capacity. Limited allocation of tickets will be reserved for First Nations people and people experiencing financial hardship. Please contact us directly via PM or email No refunds. No resale tickets will be accepted unless through Tixel to discourage scammers and scalpers, and to ensure accurate contact tracing.

COVID-19 Compliance: QR code check in on arrival Proof of vaccination required Working with the venue, this will be COVIDSafe event in accordance with current government guidelines. All patrons will be required to check in upon arrival. For contact tracing purposes, there will be resale tickets accepted unless through verified resale Tixel. We ask you to respect the rules and respect each other.

VENUE STATEMENT: CLOSET acknowledges that the venue at Bourke Street Courtyard was formerly Bourke Street West Police Station prior to 1976. This place was a site of colonial violence and the organisation it once housed was and still is responsible for many atrocities, including Aboriginal deaths in custody. To this day, law enforcement in this country fails our First Nations people.

As a queer organisation we regularly claim spaces back for our community, but recognise the need to respectfully acknowledge the past and pay the rent.

A percentage of profit from this event will be offered as a donation to the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service so they can continue to fight to reduce the disproportionate involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system. Find out more here:

We will also distribute a percentage of funds to the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service who have been supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the pandemic. Donate or find out more here:

In future events, we will also be supporting Koori Pride.

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