Cheeky revellers leave little to the imagination as they party at sold-out music festival in 30C heat
- Brisbane twentysomethings dress up to celebrate the Wildlands music festival
- Revellers flashed plenty of skin on a hot day, arriving for 12 hours of dancing
- G-string bikinis, mesh skirts and crop tops among the favourite outfits
Thousands of glammed-up revellers flocked to Queensland‘s Wildlands music festival in warm weather to celebrate the first summer in three years with no Covid restrictions.
Grinning guests arrived at Brisbane Showgrounds at about 11am on Saturday dressed in a wide array of party outfits with glitter, tassels, neon, Mardi Gras-style angel wings and showing off a lot of skin.
Bopping to tunes by Diplo, Bicep, Charlotte De Witte, Cloonee, Remi Wolf, Tkay Maidza and Willo, hot pants, crop tops and barely-there bikinis made a spectacular return to the dance floor.
Thousands of glammed-up revellers flocked to Queensland’s Wildlands music festival in hot weather to celebrate the first summer in three years with no Covid restrictions
The term ‘mesh skirt’ had a wide range of interpretations at the Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday as punters expressed their wild sides at the organiser’s invitation
How much mesh was used in the skirts on show varied wildly, but it was clearly a popular choice of outfit for a hot day in Brisbane
Over 25,000 exuberant revellers mostly twenty-something crowd, packed three stages for the over-18s event, dancing for 12 hours straight with the music winding up around 11pm.
Vibrant photographs from the day show festival-goers arriving dressed up and having fun with their friends before heading into the arena.
Organisers had urged punters in Brisbane to ‘unleash your Wild side’ before the gates opened. Many obliged by expressing themselves through their racy outfits.
Punters were ready to party all day in Brisbane and their smiles made that clear
Party-goers were excited to enjoy their freedom at Wildlands music festival at the Brisbane Showground
Punters were clearly in the mood to celebrate the return of music festivals
Several revellers opted for Mardi Gras-style angel wings and head-dresses
Popular ensembles included bikini tops with short skirts or shorts, bra tops with cheeky briefs and G-string bikinis and mesh dresses.
A few revellers went for a more old school looks consisting of crop tops and cargo pants, camouflage and boots, baggy shorts or dresses and even denim, despite the severe heat in Brisbane.
Thankfully plenty wore headgear to protect from the sun, from bucket to wide-brimmed hats, headscarves and the ever-present baseball cap.
One of the most popular outfits for girls on the day was some combination of bikini briefs and mesh skirt
Many girls’ outfits showed off their summer bodies as the dancing went on for 12 hours for some
Brisbane was the final leg of the three-date Wildlands tour, after Perth on December 30 and Adelaide on January 2.
It was pitched by organisers as ‘a vibrant oasis filled with the biggest and most exciting dance, electronic and hip-hop acts from Australia and around the world’.
Although the event was a sell-out some people who bought tickets were unable to attend after catching Covid, so a steady trade in tickets was running beforehand online.
A few revellers went for a more old school looks consisting of crop tops and cargo pants, camouflage and boots, baggy shorts or dresses and even denim
Camouflage has long been a popular and comfortable outfit for a music festival
Music festivals were one of the major casualties of an entertainment scene decimated by the pandemic, even though most are open-air.
That is because of the difficulties with artists touring, playing supporting shows and navigating restrictions on their crews.
With so much uncertainty around performances, crowds and revenues, the obvious response was to suspend the much-loved scene.