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Tickets to our special Easter long weekend Rainbow Serpent Festival - Regen are out now!

Our Rainbow home is looking vibrant, with new life already shooting from the recent rains. There will be a reduced capacity to provide an opportunity for the land to recover while going back to our roots with a more intimate event.

Rainbow Regen is going to be packed full of the best Rainbow has to offer - international and homegrown artists, The Village and, of course, visual delights to feast your eyes on!

Be sure you get in quick and grab your tickets to avoid disappointment.


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RSF Regen is sprouting…..We have used this opportunity to reflect and go back to our roots. Everything you’ve grown to love about Rainbow over the last 22 years, packed into a three day Music, Arts & Lifestyle extravaganza 🕺🙌🌈 Look out for our first round of international headline artists coming soon 🎧

In the meantime, we have an extra-special round of tickets exclusively for those who have shown us support over the last few weeks as a token of our appreciation. Our standard Early Bird round of tickets go on sale soon.

Keep an eye on your inboxes!

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Such a massive week! Seven jam-packed events over two weekends full of that Rainbow goodness we’ve grown to love. Thank you, everyone, who came down to support us.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our hardworking and dedicated crew. There are many more not pictured here as they were busy working, or whose roles didn’t transfer over to the new events and couldn’t make it. You were there with us in spirit!

A festival doesn’t put on itself. These guys work incredibly hard behind the scenes. It’s more than a job for many of them and they pour so much love and energy into their roles to make Rainbow a special experience for you all.

Kudos Team Rainbow! We look forward to bringing that team magic together for you again at Regen! The Rainbow fun continues.

Keep an eye out over the next week for announcements.
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Rainbow's CIty Takeover continues this weekend.

We've turned our traditional afterparty into a fundraiser for those impacted by the fires in Lexton and the cancelation of the festival.

Come along to support the good cause and enjoy killer sets from Ed Solo, Stickybuds and a host of your favourite Playground acts.

Saturday from 4pm-3am at the Gasometer Hotel.

Tickets from $20 are available from

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We're continuing our Rainbow City Takeover with multiple events this weekend. Celebrations kick off with an absolute bang on Friday evening!

Join us for Infected Mushroom at Chasers. They'll be supported by Australian legends, Ozzy, Megapixel and Thad Lester.

Tickets are flying out the door, so jump on them soon 🙃

Presented by Rainbow Serpent and @hardwarepresents


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Although Rainbow Serpent Festival falls over what is officially known as the Australia Day weekend, for the festival, it’s just always been a date. We have chosen to hold our city events on the 26th January for practical reasons of when artists are in town.

We acknowledge that for our First Nations people, this date holds a symbolic and painful reminder of invasion onto their land which was never ceded.

Rainbow Serpent Festival appreciates that the Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung people celebrate their Culture and it’s survival during this time. We are proud and honoured to host what is now known as one of the largest First Peoples Celebration of cultural ceremony and performance on this weekend in south eastern Australia, and bring a celebration of land, spirit and life to a wider audience.

A special thank you to Aunty Di Kerr and the Wurundjeri for Welcoming us on their Country yesterday.

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We're painting the town Rainbow today and leaving our mark permanently behind in Northcote as part of our city takeover. This giant, incredible mural is thanks to Miles Toland (USA), Bryan Itch, Mike Makatron Art and Chuck Mayfield live painting at Welcome to Rainbow 🙏

The crowd has certainly brought the Rainbow vibe to Melbourne today with Welcome to Rainbow at capacity. Thank you tribe ❤️ Tickets are still available for Rainbow Serpent presents: John Monkman, Marco Bailey, Ø [Phase] at Xe54 and Rainbow Serpent, Tribeadelic and Big:Red:Bus presents James Monro, Day.Din, DEKEL & more tonight at LaDiDa.

Tickets are selling fast and we recommend grabbing yours soon 😉

Image by @forest.fotos
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Although After Dark is sold out, tickets are still available to other events this evening. They are selling fast, so don't miss out!

Rainbow Serpent presents: John Monkman, Marco Bailey, Ø [Phase], Kasey Taylor & more.

Rainbow Serpent, Tribeadelic and Big:Red:Bus presents DJ James Monro, Day.Din, DEKEL & more.

A very limited number of door tickets are available for Welcome to Rainbow but you must arrive when gates open at 11:45 to avoid disappointment.

The Rainbow city takeover is on. This is not a drill, tribe 🕺

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Pre-sale tickets for After Dark are now sold out.
Tickets are selling fast for our other events tomorrow night and we suggest purchasing soon or risk getting disappointed.

Rainbow Serpent presents: John Monkman, Marco Bailey, Ø [Phase] and other tasty treats is on at XE54 from 10pm.


Rainbow Serpent, Tribeadelic and Big:Red:Bus presents Day.Din, DJ James Monro, DEKEL, INTERPULSE, Yuta and more is happening at La Di Da from 9pm.


The Rainbow tribe are certainly coming out to play all around Melbourne tomorrow for our City Takeover 🕺
We wish there were adequate words for expressing our gratitude at the amazing level of support you're all showing. There aren't. Just know we're all feeling it and love you right back 🙏❤️ Set times for After Dark.

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Welcome to the set times!

We're also excited to announce Dub FX, Cello Joe, Moarice, The Librarian and a whole host of local favourites who are Rainbow family <3

Tickets are flying out the door and we expect the event to be sold out in the next few hours. If you miss out, there will only be a very limited number of tickets set aside for door sales, so we advise you to arrive at midday or risk missing out completely.

Get your dancing pants ready! 🕺

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Tickets for the After Dark party at 24 Moons tomorrow night with Deekline, Benny Page, Grouch in Dub, DJ Bayawaka, Cello Joe and more are almost sold out.

But there's plenty more Rainbow action if you want to kick on from the Welcome to Rainbow event.

Rainbow Serpent presents: John Monkman, Marco Bailey, Ø [Phase] is happening at XE54 from 10pm- 5am including plenty of other tasty beats to tickle your tastebuds.

We're also teaming up with our good friends for Rainbow Serpent, Tribeadelic and Big:Red:Bus presents Day.Din, DJ James Monro, DEKEL, INTERPULSE, Yuta and more at La Di Da from 9pm.

Tickets to all events are selling fast, are astonishingly great value and expected to sell out. Don't miss your chance to soak up the Rainbow vibes in the City.

Thanks everyone for your support 🙏

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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:

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
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 🙏 ...



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 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:

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. ...



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 🙏💕 ...



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 ...



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.



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. .

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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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