C5 presents: PRISON RAVE II feat. Mickey Nox and X.I.R.A at Maitland Gaol, Sydney (2023) ⟋ RA

C5 Presents: PRISON RAVE II feat. Mickey Nox [NAARM] and X.I.R.A [IE].


Australia, this is the one you’ve been waiting for. C5 invites industrial techno legends Mickey Nox [NAARM/MEL] and X.I.R.A [IE] for the revival of the Prison Rave.

Maitland Gaol operated as a maximum security prison for 150 years, accommodating notorious offenders including Ivan Milat, John Hayes and the Murphy Brothers. Its grounds were witness to 16 executions in the 1800’s, with public hangings taking place at the front gates.

Through the thunderous techno soundscape, beneath the lights and lasers, if you listen closely you will still hear the ghostly rattle of prisoners’ chains.

Join us in B Wing as we usher in the night with a lineup of dark and destructive talent. Release your demons with brutal rhythms and metallic artistry. It’s industrial techno the way it should be.

If you missed the first Prison Rave, this is your chance to experience the venue that made history in Australia’s rave scene. For those returning, let’s make this one as insane as the last.

On July 29th, enter the dungeon and rave until your chains break.


Mickey Nox:

Mickey Nox is Australia’s industrial techno gem, with many international gigs under his belt. In 2019, he brought his unique, gritty sound to Europe, playing at iconic venues including TRESOR (Berlin) and BASIS (Utrecht). As a Melbourne local, his productions have also made waves across the world, gaining support from techno heavyweights such as Rebekah, Dax J and Amelie Lens. As the founder of the widely-acclaimed label Green Fetish Records, he continues to push the Australian scene to new heights, curating a broad catalogue of high-octane compositions.

For the first time, Mickey Nox will deliver his distinctive sound to Newcastle, where he will craft a set reminiscent of the depths of pandemonium.


Japan-based, founder of Rave Against the Machines events and the creative force behind the RAM Radio series.

A highly versatile performer, their sound is an ever-evolving conversation rooted in hard trance, hard industrial techno and hard tek. Mixes feature a gradual progression of intensity, building to a melodic finish. Experienced live, the infectious & raw intensity of their performance radiates through the dance floor.


– JULY 29th
– 4PM-11:30PM



X.I.R.A [IE]


Please note – this is a licensed event. No BYO.

Water will be provided. Alcohol and food will be sold on-site.

No passouts.


C5 would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the traditional lands of the Wonnarua nations and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. During the event, please keep this in mind and remember to tread lightly on the surrounding areas.

Maitland Gaol is a heritage listed site, so please be respectful of the venue and its history. Keep an eye on your mates and your surroundings.

There will be zero tolerance for any misconduct such as discrimination or harrassment. This is a safe and welcoming space for all. If you see something, say something.

No illegal items to be brought into the venue. Bags will be checked upon entry.

Non-compliance with any of the above rules will result in removal from the event.


Source: ra.co

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