09.02.24Friday 8:00PM - 12:00AM
PERTH FESTIVAL - OPENING PARTYHip Hop / Afro Jazz / Rap / MC / Vouge

We're kicking things off with one huge opening party.

Perth’s trailblazing ballroom house, House of Reign joins two of the country’s most audacious MCs for a night to remember. Featuring walkers living out their fantasies on the runway (categories to be announced!), explosive genre-bending rap from Australia’s baddest, Vv Pete, and the contemporary club rap scene’s ‘master of the stage’ (VICE), JULAI – don’t miss out on this high-energy extravaganza to celebrate the start of the 2024 Festival.

House of Reign is the first of its kind in Western Australia, taking inspiration from the ballroom culture of 1960’s Harlem where transwomen of color and queer individuals take centre stage. House of Reign fosters a community and creates space to emphasise self-expression and embrace individuality. Expect the highest energy as walkers hit the floor, showcasing performances in categories such as Vogue Fem, Runway and Body. 

Anyone who has seen Vv Pete knows she has a trove of explosive, unreleased material that gobsmacked audiences are already learning the lyrics to. With her unique fusion of sharp rap hooks, heavy club beats and global dance music, this star on the rise is forging a genre-bending flavour of Australian rap that is hers alone.

Proudly representing his Queer Pasifika identity, JULAI sits at the intersection of hip hop, ballroom and club culture, bringing a powerful presence to the cutting edge of Australia's contemporary club rap scene.

FREE ENTRY Register here!

Find more info at https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/opening-party/

Doors 8pm

  • The balconies in the Rechabite Hall are only accessible by staircase. 
  • There will be a dedicated space on the main floor for patrons with accessibility requirements. 
  • Please contact access@perthfestival.com.au if you have any questions.
  • This performance may contain haze and/or strobe/flashing lights.
  • This event is 18+ only, minors will not be permitted.
  • The Rechabite is a licenced venue and proof of age must be provided upon request.
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