Rainbow Serpent Festival 2021 – Online Stream

Our Journey, Our Story, Our Spirit

Saturday, 23 – Sunday, 24 January

RSF2021 – Online Event

While our festival site and crew heal, and with the uncertainty shrouding the previous year, we are taking a break from our usual event format. However, the festival site, our home, needs love. It’s been hurt. It’s been deserted. It misses you all.

So we return to Lexton, to stream from the Rainbow Serpent Festival site. This stream is unlike all the others. It is uniquely Rainbow in its heart and soul. It tells a story. A tale of the land; Of destruction and resurrection; Of reconciliation and healing.

In collaboration with Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation, Regional Arts Victoria and Unite Project, join us for a very special broadcast from our festival site, combining all your favourite Rainbow Serpent Festival elements in celebration of Music, Art and Culture.

This is an offering of everything we love about Rainbow Serpent Festival as we walk forward with courage and evolve with renewed hope.

Gather your crew and join us….

We dive deep into the origins of the Rainbow Serpent dreaming, told by Traditional Custodians of Arnhem Land the Giririwiwi family, accompanied by dances and a special Smoking Ceremony to heal the land.

Music makes the world go round and the celebration come to life. Rainbow’s favourite international and local DJ’s join us for 24 hours of thumping dub, glitch techno and trance. Full line up coming soon.

Rainbow Serpent would not be complete without tasty visual treats to delight the senses. Meet us online at The Chill Stage to see what’s happening.

Click here for set times

Saturday 23 January

17:00 Kaya Project
19:00 Tanderrum – Opening Ceremony
20:00 Monkey Marc
21:00 Austero
22:00 Spoonbill
23:00 Kodiak Kid

Sunday 24 January

00:00 Mortisville Soundsystem
01:00 Boogs
02:30 Smilk
03:30 Ozzy
05:00 Megapixel
06:30 Space Tribe
08:00 Atmos
09:30 Perfect Stranger
11:00 GMJ & Matter
12:30 Uone
13:30 Bec Grenfell
14:30 Augmented
15:30 James Monro
17:00 Kasey Taylor
18:00 Dnox
20:00 John Monkman

Tanderrum – Opening Ceremony

7pm, Saturday 23 January

The Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung Peoples hold ceremony and dance onsite for the healing of the land, to bless the rebuild of the Rainbow Serpent Festival, starting with this online event.

We invite you to draw upon the Elders voices, to visit memories of past Rainbows and do your own reflection on our journey, our story, our spirit.

Rainbow Serpent Dreaming

We are honoured to connect with the Gulpu clan of Arnhem Land, who generously share ceremony and their dreaming of the Rainbow Serpent, for the rebalancing of Country and building stronger foundations of cultural integrity of the Rainbow Serpent Festival.

Music Line-Up

From 8:00pm 23 January

Join your Rainbow favourite dub, glitch, techno and trance artists as they play direct from the festival site.

In addition, our favourite International DJ’s join in remotely with exclusive Rainbow Serpent Festival 2021 sets.

Full Musical Line Up

Bec Grenfell
GMJ / Matter
James Monro
John Monkman
Kasey Taylor
Kaya Project
Kodiak Kid
Monkey Marc
Mortisville Soundsystem
Perfect Stranger
Space Tribe

Art Installations

It wouldn’t be Rainbow without all the visual delights.

HYBYCOZO, the Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone, is a series of large scale installations and artworks that investigate geometry through light, shadow, and perception.


It wouldn’t be Rainbow – even a stream- without beguiling performers who bedazzle and delight!

We’re thrilled to announce Le Ron Contact Juggling, Daveonfire and HoneyBea Fusion will be performing feats of amazement throughout the live stream, a veritable feast for the eyes, to keep you entertained.

Live Painters

Watch the image come to life with all the colours of the Rainbow, with live painters Chuck Mayfield, Bryan Itch and Ash Darq.

Video Artists

Our masters of visual delights have teamed up with our International artists to showcase their exclusive sets in true Rainbow style.

Check out our stream to see what Rainbow VJ’s Eyebyte, Blu°e)MD, just chuck, John Carolan, subpixel and Projectionteknik have in store.


We’d like to thank our partners Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation, Regional Arts Victoria and Unite Project for their collaboration and belief in this project.

Most of all, we’d like to thank our dedicated community, your ongoing support makes our efforts worthwhile. This is a Pay As You Feel event. Please consider supporting us to cover costs and ensure we can continue the Rainbow magic into the future.