Melbourne Royalty was sparked in praise of the inextinguishable flame stoked by this city’s creatives.
Their faith is unshakeable, their resilience and ability to adapt is bulletproof. Meet the lords of the laneway and mistresses of mayhem, those who relentlessly evolve and challenge the average, find opportunity in adversity… or are just damn good at what they do, be that mixing bloody good cocktails, bossing events against all odds, or immortalising art in ink and spray paint. Flavour, seasoning, spice… all things naughty and nice. Warriors who deliver good things back into the struggling community. And people who make the tunes that soundtrack the rollercoaster of your life.
Read everything you ever wanted to know about the people who deal everything you love about this city right here.
Boss Lady at The Industrique shows us how it’s done
Let the musical messiah take you on a mystical journey
Provocative vulnerability captured by Alexis D.Lea
The first time anyone apart from the dragonflies have ever staged a high flying weekend at Winton Wetlands
Get the hot tip on how to make your passion your career with dark surrealist artist Ash Darq.
Find out the truth about OnlyFans and what goes on behind the scene at a fetish photoshoot with burlesque goddess Evana de Lune.
Reminisce about the good old days and uncover the next big things for your speakers with Melbourne music ambassador and events overlord Jerry Poon.
Discover the story of Haus of Dizzy designer proud and deadly Wiradjuri woman Kristy Dickinson and her kickass jewellery.
Short story porn on acid. Stop what you are doing and read this immediately.
Images by Coastalfornication.
Relive one of 2021’s final dancefloor moments as Royalty goes on the road to Queensland for Elements festival.