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A Rainbow City Takeover means more than just world-class beats; it's a taste of the complete festival experience. We’ve got a host of incredible visual artists in town and we’re not afraid to use them!

Appearing on Sunday at Welcome to Rainbow are:

Installations
Toggles – Interplanetary Throne
Steve Manos – The light Bizarre
Luke david designs – Unity
Rainbow Serpent local and international arts crew- Stages and decor

Live graf’ mural outdoors
Mike Makatron Art (AUS)
Bryan Itch (AUS)
Miles Toland (USA)
Chuck Mayfield (AUS)

Live painting indoors
DELA (USA)
Art by Helena Arturaleza (NL)
Vondove (AUS)
Melissa Shamanna (AUS)
Stiff Ives Art (AUS)

Roving performers, market vendors, artist merch stall, RSF merch stall, food trucks and all sorts of Rainbow goodness…we've even got the sprinklers for you!

Early bird tickets have already sold out and general presage are selling fast. Capacity is limited, so don’t miss your chance to join us. We’re feeling humbled by the incredible show of support from the Rainbow tribe 🙏 ...


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We’re sure you’ve all been wondering what has happened to our Urban Edition venue announcement.

Despite the best efforts of our hard working crew exhausting every avenue, we've not been able to get the required approvals for our one day Urban Edition of RSF2020.

Eventbrite will automatically refund all RSF2020 tickets purchased through the Eventbrite platform. Refunds will be processed this week, please allow 10-14 business days for the funds to appear on your statement.

This includes people previously requesting no refund or partial refunds. We appreciate some of you were prepared to not request refunds - but now that things have changed so much the best thing to do is to refund everybody and make a fresh start.

If you have have hardcopy tickets please email tickets@rainbowserpent.net with the subject line ‘hardcopy tickets’. The good news is Rainbow is taking over the city with an impressive number of the original headline acts you have been looking forward to in venues all around Melbourne. Come together, catch up with old friends, make new ones and get a fix of the Rainbow spirit to tide you over until our Regen Edition of Rainbow over Easter.

Please show your support and book tickets for as many of these events as possible! 🎧 Fri 31st Jan - Rainbow Serpent and Hardware presents: Infected Mushroom @ Chasers
🎼 Sun 26th Jan (day party) - Welcome to Rainbow - Atish, bayawaka, Ed Solo, JFB, K+Lab, La fleur, Oona Dahl, Pig & Dan, Saqi, Slynk, Somatoast, Spoonbill, Stickybuds, Tara Brooks, YokoO and more @ Welcome to Thornbury
🕺Sun 26th Jan (night) - Day Din, James Monro, Dekel @ LaDiDa
🥳Sun 26th Jan (night) - John Monkman, Marco Bailey, Ø Phase @ XE54
🌙Sun 26th Jan (night) - Welcome to Rainbow After Party @ 24 moons, details to be announced
🛥Sat 1st Feb - Rainbow Serpent Boat Party - James Monro, John Monkman, Kasey Taylor

Get tickets: bit.ly/RainbowCityTakeover

Easter tickets will be on sale soon.

We really need your support to help to rebuild and recover, especially with infrastructure and art onsite. There are donate options on the link. Please check the boxes as generously as you are able. ...


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Just touching base to let you all know we are working like crazy behind the scenes to produce the Rainbow vibes you love next weekend. We are conscious that information is slow coming out but want to ensure every last duck is lined up before releasing any more details.

The entire crew has been motivated by your messages of support and the overwhelming love we're feeling from the Rainbow tribe. We can’t thank you enough 🙏💕 ...


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We hope you enjoy our first lineup announcement, we’ll have further additions in the coming days. If you already have an RSF2020 e-ticket, this gain entry to both of our events. You don’t need to do anything, your e-tickets for both new events will arrive in your inbox.
Urban Edition - 26 January - 12pm - 10pm
Tickets on sale soon $140+BF
18+ only
Regen Edition - 10th April - 13th April 2020

Proceeds from the this event will be donated to aid the recovery of the recent bushfires around Victoria.

Venue details cannot be released for another few days due to administrative requirements. It may be a different home but we promise to deliver the best Rainbow flavour possible.
Joining us is a stellar lineup of favourite artists over multiple stages, roaming performers and we can’t forget all the market bizarre culinary treats.

More details for the Easter Regen edition will follow in the coming weeks and tickets will go on sale soon. ---- We cannot explain in words the magnitude these circumstances have had on our staff, organisation and community although it’s nothing in comparison to the issues faced around the country. There is an intricate ecosystem of small businesses who rely on Rainbow for wages and income. The disruptive effects of this shift are far-reaching. We will be supporting everyone as best as we can.

But events don’t put on themselves, we need you, our patrons, to support us now more than ever. Buy a ticket if you haven’t got one already. Tell your friends and get them along. We’ve heard many say they can’t make it to one of the new events and plan on not asking for a refund - thank you. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for a special announcement for you all!
For those wanting a refund, updating attendee names, to transfer your tickets to RSF2021 and all other ticketing questions, there is too much to include in this post. Please visit bit.ly/NewtixInfo ...


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Firstly, we’d like to thank the Rainbow community for your incredible patience during these stressful times. No one could have predicted the intensity of the fires we’ve witnessed around the country over the last two weeks and it’s been a sobering experience for us all. .. During this time, our key stakeholders have been busy using their expertise where they are needed the most. Particularly, the CFA. We’re certain you understand that we’ve not wanted to divert their attention from the ongoing situation to meet with us and this has rightfully caused delays with getting the necessary people together. .. It hasn’t been an easy decision to know what is the right path forward - as much as we all love RSF, the health and safety of patrons and crew is our number one priority. This is key to any decisions made and of course, we always consider our impact and commitment to the land and the local community. .. This morning we undertook a meeting and inspection onsite with the CFA, Victoria Police, Forest Fire Management Victoria and Pyrenees Council staff. Due to a number of safety concerns stemming from the fire that affected the site and the wider bushfire impacts across the country, it was agreed that holding RSF over the scheduled weekend in Lexton simply isn’t the right thing to do. .. But the good news is Rainbow Serpent Festival 2020 will still go ahead!! In chaos lies opportunity and we invite our extended Rainbow family to join us for two very special events we feel will honour the gravity of the fires, assist the local community and give us double the opportunity to celebrate the Rainbow Serpent spirit. .. The two events will be treated as Rainbow Serpent Festival 2020 with your tickets gaining entry to both. .. Event 1 - Rainbow Serpent Festival - Urban Edition
Sunday, January 26 - Melbourne CBD .. Event 2 - Rainbow Serpent Festival 2020 – Regen Edition
Easter Weekend, Lexton Victoria .. Check Facebook or our website for further information.
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Our home may be blackened but our hearts are full of gratitude for the incredibly brave CFA volunteers, other emergency services and our site crew who battled and managed to save much of our vital infrastructure and site buildings in Friday’s bushfire. .

As you can see from this photo below taken on Saturday, there is damage to the festival site but it could have been so much worse. .

Our sincere hope is that the festival can go ahead in some form over the January long weekend. .

We have temporarily halted ticket sales while we assess the damage. We appreciate your patience as it will take a week to consult with experts and our stakeholders about the format of the 2020 festival. Of primary concern is your safety and that of the crew. .

Our thoughts are with the Lexton, Beaufort, surrounding communities and the many other communities in Australia who have suffered much larger losses than ours. .

Thank you to everyone for your generous offers of support. Please sign-up on the link below to show your interest and we’ll be in touch in the coming days with further information on how you can help. .

In the meantime, we wish to stress again, please do not travel to the site or area until further notice as safety is still a concern. .

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we have meetings with stakeholders over the next week. In the meantime, try to not speculate; we’ll let you know the outcome as soon as we do. .

bit.ly/HelpLexton

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We will issue a longer statement in the next 24 hours but, in the meantime, want to express our gratitude for the brave CFA volunteers and our site crew who battled and saved much of the festival's infrastructure on Friday night, when this photo was taken. Heroes all 🙏 .

Right now, we wish to focus on our neighbours and the local community, who have lost so much more than we. Homes, stock, livelihoods and local wildlife. Our hearts are breaking for them 💔 . .. We're coming up with a plan for the Rainbow community to help so please standby for announcements. .. We appreciate all of your offers of assistance but ask, again, that nobody travel to the area. Fire is still active and safety is a concern. .. We love you tribe. Thanks for your amazing support 💗

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The warning for the town of Lexton was downgraded to ‘watch and act’ at 4am after they were issued an evacuation order last night. It was a long and scary night for residents and we’re just so grateful that everyone is safe 🙏 .

This does not mean the situation is over. The region is still in danger with a huge fire still active, trees falling and visibility low from smoke. Road closures are in place and under no circumstances should anyone travel to the area. .

The fire has currently burned through 2,000 hectares including parts of the festival site but the damage to our essential infrastructure has been minimal in the context of things. We are assessing the damage this morning and will continue keeping you informed with updates when we have more information. .

We’d like to thank you all for your support, messages and posts that have shown the true nature of our Rainbow tribe- caring, compassionate and full of concern for the local communities that have given us so much over two decades. To see your love for Lexton, Beaufort and surrounds has warmed the hearts of everyone at Rainbow HQ <3

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You may have heard there is a current bushfire emergency near the Rainbow site and an expected wind change may push the fire toward the Lexton township and many local families we’ve grown to love later this evening. Our primary concern is for the safety of our local communities, wildlife and the incredibly brave CFA units currently battling to protect them all. .

We will keep you updated with more information as it comes to light. .
Meanwhile, stay safe Lexton and Beaufort❤️ .

One of our favourite ever photos of the site by Francesco Vicenzi.

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It's a terrifying time for our nation with half the country already burning and the rest on high alert today. In Melbourne and around Victoria, we're bracing for the hottest December day on record.

Extreme heat can kill and we want you all to take care of yourselves today. 💥 If you live in a bushfire prone area, implement your fire plan NOW 💥Keep yourselves and your pets indoors and drink litres of water. 💥Keep your house cool- close all windows and curtains now. 💥Check on your elderly neighbours and relatives. 💥Put water out in your garden for native animals.

Stay safe, tribe 💗

#rainbowserpent #rainbowserpentfestival #festival #australianfestivals #australianfestival #doof #bushdoof #transformationalfestival #rave #technofestival #techno #psytrance #housemusic #heatwave #heatwave2019 #fuckitshot ...


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Don’t even think about putting Sweden’s La Fleur into a box. She’s had too many twists and turns in her career to be edged into any corner but she’s making her mark as one of the most exciting talents in house and techno.
This will be La Fleur's first appearance at Rainbow, so please make her welcome and blow her mind with most outrageous costumery she'll ever see on any dancefloor.

Have you got your Rainbow wardrobe sorted yet?

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
LINEUP: bit.ly/MusicNo1

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Rainbow 2019 saw a reduction in waste from the year before but we still have a long way to go before we achieve our goal of zero waste . This requires our collective team effort. Start planning now for how you can reduce your impact at Rainbow, including: - Buy, borrow or even rent good quality camping gear you are unlikely to leave behind
- Bring a durable refillable water container
- BYO cups, crockery, utensils and reusable straws and use our wash stations for cleaning
- Remove food packaging at home and place food in reusable containers.

Remember, If you can pack it in, then you can pack it out!

We'll be announcing a host of fresh initiatives in the next few weeks to help us achieve our goal of zero waste. Keep an eye out for announcements and, meanwhile, tell us about any ideas you may have to help us help the environment.

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets

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@infectedmushroom is world-renowned for their sonic innovations, genre-defying sound and unrivalled production quality. Widely recognised as pioneers of psytrance, over the years Infected have demonstrated their ability to not only break the rules but create their own rulebook entirely.

There are no words for how excited we are to present an Infected Mushroom old school sunrise set at RSF2020. Which of their tracks are you hoping to hear during this very special performance?

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
LINEUP: bit.ly/MusicNo1

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Ashley Burchett, better known as Ø [Phase], is a minimal techno producer from London whose stark, driving tracks are concerned with themes of time and space and fit squarely into the lineage of warehouse-ready British techno.
And that means one thing for RSF2020 attendees: prepare yourselves for thumping basslines with intricate layers creating a banging dancefloor!

Left or right speaker for this set?

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
LINEUP: bit.ly/MusicNo1

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Sonic author, Grouch, is joined on stage by an international cast of impresarios to embellish his glitchy dub and bass compositions with horns, strings, percussion and vocals. Defined by no single genre, Grouch in Dub is a maelstrom of melody that takes audiences on a high-energy journey of funked-up frequencies.

It's the bands first appearance at Rainbow and we think they deserve an extra special stage and time. Where and when do you think they should play?

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
LINEUP: bit.ly/MusicNo1

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Megapixel prefers to keep her sets versatile and she can be heard laying down funky and fun sets for the daytime or a more serious, twisted and solid sound for the night time setting. With her passion and skill for DJing, she continues to grow and you can expect her floor shaking sets to take you on an enchanting psychedelic journey every time.

Have you got your dancing pants ready for this one?

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
LINEUP: bit.ly/MusicNo1

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In 2006, Melbourne born Benjamin Stanford set off to Europe with a simple plan; live in a van, travel the world and street perform.

Fast forward more than a decade and Dub FX has sold over a 100,000 records, rocked major festivals around the world, racked up 150+ million youtube views and organically acquired 600,000 Facebook fans. All as a completely independent artist.
GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
LINEUP: bit.ly/MusicNo1

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For 23 years, Rainbow has proudly supported homegrown talent. The tradition continues with this, our final, lineup announcement featuring mostly Australians who are appearing at anywhere between their first to their 23rd Rainbow 🕺🎼 We hope you’re as excited about these acts as we are- who are you most looking forward to seeing?

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
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@dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness.

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets
LINEUP: bit.ly/MusicNo1

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Tickets are now more than 80% sold and with our track record of selling out, we recommend purchasing yours soon to avoid missing out completely.

Once again, we’re humbled and grateful for the support of the Rainbow family. Thank you 🙏

GET TICKETS: bit.ly/RSF20Tickets

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