Rising Festival


Rising Festival brings in thousands of people to Melbourne each year to experience art and music from across the world. With a little something for everyone, Rising events are happening at venues all around the city.

This year St Paul’s will be hosting two of Rising Festival’s Events. Anthem inside the cathedral and Night Trade in our carpark.


A large-scale sound and video collaboration between artist Wu Tsang and folk icon Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Loudness and uniformity is abandoned as Glenn’s otherworldly voice reverberates within St Paul’s Cathedral’s landmark gothic architecture. He leads us through ambiguous vocal timbres, playful call-and-response, and evolving tints of ambient sound, as visual textures evolve against 19-metre-high silk screen.

Patrons are invited to stay for as long as they wish within opening hours.

Dates and Times

Wed 7 – Sun 18 June, 6-10pm

Night Trade

Located in the centre of RISING, Night Trade is where you can gather, get fed, plan your next move, or board a bus that’s been cooked in a reality-breaking marinade. The space will be stitched to the hilt with tactile surrealism, featuring performances from a rotating roster of special guests and more. Artworks by Puerto Rican Poncili Creación fill the space whie DJs, performances, drinks, BBQ cooking, a giant negroni tank, warm beverages and shelter for rest give plenty to do before heading out into the city

Dates and times

Wed 7 – Sun 18 June, 6-late

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Please note that the carpark will be inaccessible during Rising Festival