La Mama’s reopening festival celebrations feature 400 artists and 90 acts

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La Mama’s reopening festival celebrations feature 400 artists and 90 acts

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La Mama HQ is back with WAR-RAK/BANKSIA festival featuring 400+ artists and 90+ acts over one long weekend 9-12 December 2021.

WAR-RAK/BANKSIA festival – named after the flower that regenerates after fires – commemorates the return of La Mama’s iconic home at 205 Faraday Street with a free four-day celebration.

This will be the first time La Mama invites audiences back into the space after three and half years of fundraising, designing, and building. And of course, multiple lockdowns and a global pandemic. WAR-RAK/BANKSIA festival will include an array of sensory installations and sublime happenings by a vast range of independent artists. The full festival line-up has just dropped check out the full program.

What you need to know

  • La Mama’s WAR-RAK/BANKSIA festival will feature 400+ artists and 90+ acts
  • It’s a free four-day long weekend celebration from 9-12 December 2021.
  • It’s to celebrate the reopening of the iconic La Mama Theatre at 205 Faraday Street

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.

Most events are unticketed and La Mama encourages people to come on down and experience the space filled with art and creative happenings. The ticketed events (in the theatre) will go live this Thursday 11th November at 9am with a very limited capacity, so they recommend booking early.

The owners are also delighted to be opening La Mama Courthouse again this week after many dark months. On Friday night they’re opening their doors with Cabaretica, next week they’ll bring you A House On An Island In The Aegean and they’re also ready to fit in a few more full seasons before the end of the year.

Visit the website here to check out La Mama’s incredible full lineup.