Daily Mail Australia’s Ashley Nickel
- Ultra Music Festival hits Melbourne
- Thousands attend despite rain
The touring electronic music festival Ultra kicked off in Melbourne with a bang. It was the people who braved the dire weather in the brightest clothes ready to dance through the night.
Spirits were high as attendees flocked to the Sydney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday for the highly anticipated one-night-only event.
The wet weather wasn’t enough to dampen the crowds’ 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 Jonas Blue, Acraze and Sub Zero Project.
Darren Stiles took the main stage at 7:20pm, followed by Aussie musician Timmy Trumpet and Dutch DJ Hardwell on stage at 9:30pm.
Bright colors, faux fur, and mesh fabrics were all the rage among attendees, but umbrellas and raincoats were the go-to accessories for most attendees.
Melbourne was flooded on Saturday as temperatures dropped to 17C.
Those determined to endure the bad weather were seen hiding under their coats and running in the rain.
However, the audience of the music festival smiled as they passed through the event gate and stepped into the outdoor venue.
The rain was bad news for Victorian police after a van was found stranded in a nearby field.
Police tried to push the van from the front, but several attendees rushed to help.
The group pushed the rear of the vehicle and the doors to free it from the mud.
A one-night-only event, Ultra had four stages in the venue: the Main Stage, the Resistance Stage, the UMF Radio Stage, and the Ultra Park Stage.
All tickets for the event, from $155 general admission to $300 VIP tickets, sold out by Friday night.
The festival came to a close with the closing support act Spice.
Ultra Australia was the first outdoor electronic music festival in Melbourne in 2018 and has since expanded to 23 countries.