Pineapples, fishnet stockings, scantily-clad outfits, LOTS of skin and bright ponchos: Glammed-up revellers refuse to let the rain dampen high spirits at the return of the Ultra dance music festival, where wet weather attire is optional
- Ultra Music Festival hits Melbourne
- Thousands turned out despite wet weather
Touring electronic dance music festival Ultra has kicked off with a bang in Melbourne with revellers braving the dreary weather by donning their brightest clothes ready to dance the night away.
Spirits were high as attendees flocked to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday for the highly-anticipated one-night-only event.
The wet weather wasn’t enough to put a damper on the crowd’s excitement for the event which has been running since 2018.
Australian DJ Darley kicked off the festivities with a set on the main stage, followed by appearances from Jonas Blue, Acraze and Sub Zero Project.
These girls braved the rain on their way into the Ultra Music Festival at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday
Partygoers wore their brightest outfits for the touring festivalwhich finished at 11pm
Attendees were all smiles as they headed into the Ultra venue, despite the rainy weather
A colourful Ultra Music Festival showed off her colourful – and strategic – raincoat ahead of the one-night-only show
These revellers were in hig spirits as they headed into the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday
Three women made their way into the festival ahead of performances from Aussie musician Timmy Trumpet and Dutch DJ Hardwell
Darren Styles took over the main stage at 7.20pm, followed by Aussie musician Timmy Trumpet before closing act Dutch DJ Hardwell took to the stage at 9.30pm
Bright colours, fake furs and meshy fabrics were all the rage among attendees but the go-to accessory for most was an umbrella or raincoat.
Melbourne copped a soaking on Saturday as temperatures dipped to 17C.
Those who decided to brave the weather were seen hiding under their coats and running through the rain.
Many attendees brought umbrellas to Saturday’s Ultra Music Festival with rain forecast into the night
Need a hand? Police officers needed help from festival goers to free their bogged van from the mud
Feeling fruity! These men stood out with their matching pineapple outfits and bucket hats
Some attendees were seen hiding under their coats from the rain while other chose to risk it
Two women headed into the Sidney Myer Music Bowl with their umbrella ahead of a wet night
However, the music festival crowd were all smiles as they made their way through the event gates and into the outdoor venue.
The rain was bad news for Victoria Police after a van was spotted bogged in nearby fields.
Police tried pushing the van from the front before several attendees rushed over to help.
The group pushed from the vehicle’s back and doors to free it from the mud.
Two women used their El Camino hats to shelter from the rain as they made their way into the Ultra Music Festival
Colourful attendees opted for warm clothing for the music festival which continued well into the night
Festival attendees helped Victoria Police free their bogged van from the venue’s muddy field
Two women started dancing early as they made their way into the Ultra Music Festival in Melbourne on Saturday
Three brightly-dressed women headed into the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday afternoon
Ultra, a one-night-only event, had four stages setup around the venue – the main stage, Resistance stage, UMF Radio stage and Ultra Park stage.
All tickets for the event, from $155 general admission to $300 VIP tickets, were sold out by Friday night.
The festival wrapped up by with closing support act Spice.
Ultra Australia is an outdoor electronic music festival first held in Melbourne in 2018 which has since expanded to 23 countries.
Two women used a mesh coat to try and partially shelter from the rain ahead of a drizzly night at the music festival
Two girls hid under a flag while walking into the Ultra Music Festival in Melbourne on Saturday night
Two attendees sheltered from the rain on Saturday under a large tree ahead of main performances
Two women brave the elements with rain forecast to continue throughout the event at the outdoor venue
An attendee tried to adjust their knee-high boots while trekking through the venue’s muddy field