Snap Scene: Rising Festival: the Wilds, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, 17th June 2022

Rising Festival: the Wilds, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, 17th June 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

The Wilds is our moonlit forest of stimulation—a fluoro fantasy of art, sound, taste and ice. At a transformed Sidney Myer Music Bowl, you’ll encounter voluminous inflatable sculptures, towering projections and mind-expanding soundscapes in previously inaccessible areas of the iconic venue.

Sprawling structures and eccentric performances blur the lines between the earthly and otherworldly. Beloved Melbourne restaurants serve cult snacks from pop-up kitchens; grab a small plate or glass of Blackhearts & Sparrows-selected wine in the cosy but elevated Up High Bar then step out onto the deck to take in the full view of the Bowl; or go all-in with a multi-course feast in the glowing glasshouse bistro, The Lighthouse.

Finally, ascend the Bowl’s stage to zip around an ice-skating rink, while our choir belts out reconstructed ‘80s and ‘90s hits over the ice. The Wilds is our trippy trip for young saplings, curious shrooms and old growth trees alike.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1402 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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