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Rising Festival: Crip Rave Theory

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Crip Rave Theory

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Sat 15 June

The SUBSTATION, Melbourne

Tickets $19 – $49 at

Crip Rave Theory is a party and a proposition: a club night outside the club that draws on disabled/crip knowledge to create more intersectionally-accessible party spaces. A chance for partygoers to show up as their fullest selves, with a focus on community solidarity, self-expression, pleasure and expanding club culture. Open to all and founded by DJ Aquenta (Riana Head-Toussaint) in 2022, it centres and celebrates all those who’ve traditionally been marginalised and de-prioritised in commercial nightlife spaces.

For the RISING edition, CRT welcomes headliners Aisha Mirza and BAE BAE to the decks. Here from the UK, Aisha Mirza is a DJ, writer, councilor and creator of MISERY—a mental health-focused club night for queer, trans, intersex and non-binary black people and people of colour. BAE BAE hails from LA, blending R&B, house, jungle, garage, dancehall and more. She also runs a club night in Los Angeles called Hood Rave, which celebrates black femmes and queer people. There’ll be sets from Tinka and Aquenta too, with more to be announced.