25.01.2019 - 28.01.2019
From a small gathering in a secluded clearing Rainbow has developed into one of the most highly regarded music and arts festivals in the world.
Rainbow Serpent Festival has come a long way since it started. From a small gathering in a secluded clearing, to an internationally renowned, multifaceted weekend of dance, color, expression and celebration.
People now travel from all over the world to Western Victoria to experience what some have said is the best outdoor festival of it’s type in the Southern Hemisphere.
For many of the 15,000 people that attend each year, Rainbow has become an institution, and annual reunion, a marker in the year that’s looked forward to for months in advance.
For others it’s a fresh discovery of opportunity and escapism, a chance to connect with like minded individuals and to celebrate nature, community and harmony. Perhaps the continued success of Rainbow can be accredited to the broad experiences and opportunities on offer.
No longer just an electronic music festival these days you can expect to experience a unique combination of music, art, performance, spiritual discussion, relaxation and healing.
“While dancing their Dreamings, aborigines spiritually connect themselves to the land and to the Dreamtime. The drumming of feet during the dance draws the earth into dialogue with the dancers, allowing the ceremony to bring the power of the Dreaming to life.”
The name Rainbow Serpent is distinctly Australian, coming from the Dreamtime creation story told by the traditional owners of the land. Dreamtime stories often vary between aboriginal tribes, however the story of the Rainbow Serpent is special as it is one of the few common to all.
The Rainbow Serpent is protector of the land, and the source of all life.
Music has always been a highlight of Rainbow. From the early trance days to the broader musical style of today, one thing Rainbow has never compromised on is the quality of it’s acts.
With world class décor, roving artistic performances, crazy activities you cant imagine a more exotic sensory mix spread over four days. Put simply if you’ve never been to the Rainbow Serpent Festival, now is the time to buy a tent and call your friends.
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More about Rainbow Serpent**Please Note**
Facebook in all their wisdom no longer allows events to run over multiple dates without listing each date. Rainbow has never and does not sell single day tickets. x
We are absolutely delighted to welcome you back to the beautiful Pyrenees Shire for our 22nd year of festivities ♥
Early bird tickets have sold out, however general presales are still available via our website with a limited number of hard copy tickets in stores - we've made slight changes to the ticketing process this year so please read our website FAQs for all the necessary steps involved at:
We look forward to welcoming you back to our home very soon!
Rainbow Serpent Festival would like to acknowledge that this festival is on the Traditional Countries of Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung Peoples. We pay respect to their Ancestors, Elders past and present, along with today’s descendants that carry on the living culture and ensure its survival for future generations.