House of Reign, Vv Pete and JULAI
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.
DJ sets on the night come from House of Reign and Jxnior.
8pm Doors open / House of Reign DJ
9.15pm DJ: Jxnior
9.45pm Vv Pete
10.30pm House of Reign
|Time & Location
Fri 9 Feb
This event is 18+ only, minors will not be permitted.
This event is standing room only.
This performance may contain haze and/or strobe/flashing lights.
The Rechabite has a zero-tolerance approach to harassment, discriminatory, or anti-social behaviour. Please be kind to one another and staff. If you see or experience anything that makes you feel unsafe please speak to our bar staff.
This event was previously known as Pookie, VV Pete and Julai. Unfortunately, Pookie is no longer able to attend. However, this event is still going ahead. Ticket holders will be contacted.
We may need to manage access to the event to keep everyone safe and comfortable inside the venue. There may be a short wait to enter The Rechabite Hall, during which time we encourage you to pop upstairs and enjoy the Hello Rooftop DJs. Your patience is greatly appreciated.