Touring electronic music festival Ultra kicked off in Melbourne with a bang, with revelers braving the gloomy weather by donning their best clothes, ready to dance the night away.
The mood was high as attendees flocked to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday for the highly anticipated one-night event.
The wet weather was not enough to dampen public enthusiasm 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 performances from Jonas Blue, Acraze and Sub Zero Project.
These girls braved the rain on their way to the Ultra Music Festival at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday
Revelers donned their best outfits for the traveling festival which ended at 11pm
The attendees were all smiling as they entered the Ultra venue, despite the rainy weather
A colorful Ultra Music Festival showed off its colorful – and strategic – raincoat ahead of the one-night-only show
These revelers were in high spirits as they entered the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday
Three women entered the festival ahead of performances by Australian musician Timmy Trumpet and Dutch DJ Hardwell
Darren Styles took over the main stage at 7:20pm, followed by Australian musician Timmy Trumpet before Dutch DJ Hardwell took the stage at 9:30pm.
Bright colours, faux fur and net-like fabrics were all the rage among those in attendance, but the favorite accessory for most was an umbrella or raincoat.
Melbourne was drenched on Saturday as temperatures dipped to 17C.
Those who decided to brave the weather hid under their coats and ran through the rain.
Many attendees brought umbrellas to Saturday’s Ultra Music Festival with rain forecast into the night
I need a hand? Police officers needed help from festival goers to free their jammed van from the mud
Feel fruity! These men stood out with their matching pineapple outfits and bucket hats
Some attendees hid under their coats from the rain, while others chose to take the risk
Two women went into the Sidney Myer Music Bowl with their umbrellas for a wet night
However, the music festival crowd was 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 got stuck in nearby fields.
Police attempted to push the van from the front before several attendees rushed over to help.
The group pushed the rear and doors of the vehicle to free it from the mud.
Two women used their El Camino hats to shelter from the rain as they entered the Ultra Music Festival
Colorful attendees opted for warm clothing for the music festival that continued well into the night
Festival goers helped Victoria Police free their stalled van from the venue’s muddy field
Two women started dancing early as they entered Melbourne’s Ultra Music Festival on Saturday
Three brightly dressed women entered the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday afternoon
Ultra, a one-night event, featured four stages surrounding 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, sold out Friday night.
The festival ended with supporting act Spice.
Ultra Australia is an outdoor electronic music festival first held in Melbourne in 2018 and has since expanded to 23 countries.
Two women used a mesh jacket to partially shelter from the rain ahead of a drizzly night at the music festival
Two girls hid under a flag as they walked into Melbourne’s Ultra Music Festival on Saturday night
Two attendees took shelter under a large tree for the main performances on Saturday
Two women brave the elements with rain forecasts that will continue throughout the event at the outdoor venue
One contestant tried to adjust his knee-high boots while trekking through the venue’s muddy field