Presented with The SUBSTATION

Crip Rave Theory

Aisha Mirza (UK), BAE BAE, Enter, Aquenta + more to be announced

  • Music
  • Participate
  • Dancing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
Buy tickets$19 — $49*Ages 18+
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Crip Rave Theory

Crip Rave Theory

A disability-led party and a political statement. A party for all with a focus on intersectional access, community solidarity, and expanding club culture.

CRIP RAVE THEORY is a party and a proposition: a club night outside the club that draws on disabled/crip knowledge to create  more intersectionally-accessible party spaces. A chance for partygoers to show up as their fullest selves, with a focus on community solidarity, self-expression, pleasure and expanding club culture.

Open to all and founded by DJ Aquenta (Riana Head-Toussaint) in 2022, it centres and celebrates all those who’ve traditionally been marginalised and de-prioritised in commercial nightlife spaces.

For the RISING edition, CRT welcomes headliners Aisha Mirza and BAE BAE to the decks. Here from the UK, Aisha Mirza is a DJ, writer, councilor and creator of MISERY—a mental health-focused club night for queer, trans, intersex and non-binary black people and people of colour. BAE BAE hails from LA, blending R&B, house, jungle, garage, dancehall and more. She also runs a club night in Los Angeles called Hood Rave, which celebrates black femmes and queer people. There’ll be sets from Tinika, Enter and Aquenta too, with more to be announced plus performers and hosts.

Arrive early for a more chill energy, settle in as the party builds, and hang out for the deep ambient wash out as things cool down again at end of the night.


The Substation is supported by Creative Australia, Creative Victoria, Hobsons Bay City Council and Vic Track.

Supported by the British Council.

Image Credits

Crip Rave Theory. Image: Anna Hay