Thousands of revellers flocked to the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival on Sunday, with the perfect summer weather bringing out an array of bold and colourful outfits.
The beloved festival returned this year for the first time since the Covid pandemic hit in 2020, with a blockbuster line-up of local and international acts.
A young and energetic crowd took advantage of the clear blue skies, with short skirts, vibrant hair and clothing dominating the fashion of the day.
Pictured: A group of excited party-goers in summer outfits at the Sydney Showgrounds on Sunday for the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Pictured: A pair of revellers are seen in cute matching outfits of blue and white floral material, including matching hats
One party-goer appeared a little worse for wear as temperatures in Sydney reached 28 degrees on Sunday afternoon for the Laneway Festival
Police offer assistance to a young woman struggling to cope in the heat at the popular festival
The long day of celebrations were a bit too much for one attendee (pictured with police)
Headline acts this year include Hai, Joji, Phoebe Bridges and The Glass Animals.
With gates opening at 11.30am and the last acts finishing around midnight, the 18th edition of Laneway is set to be a long day of celebrations.
Festival organisers have offered zones for attendees to retreat out of the weather, as well as phone charging stations and cool seated areas.
Patrons looked thrilled to be back at the popular event after a two-year hiatus.
One party-goer was leading the cheers as Sydneysiders were thrilled to be back at the popular event after a two-year hiatus
Scary in Pink: Sunday’s perfect summer weather saw an array of bright and bold costumes, including one young patron in matching pink dress and hair
A trio of young women were all smiles as they hit the showgrounds in their eye-catching summery outfits
Short shorts and sunscreen where the order of the day for this pair of party-goers
One enthusiastic festival-goer attracted attention for her horror-themed cheerleader costume.
Held for the first time at the Sydney Showgrounds, the festival has been a major event for music lovers since 2006.
Commonly referred to as Laneway, the festival began as a series of weekly gigs at an unassuming bar in Melbourne CBD in 2005.
It has now exploded in popularity and expanded to five Australian cities—Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle—as well as Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore.
A happy festival-goer shows off her fun rainbow-coloured dress on Sunday
Chunky shoes and short dressers were popular clothing choices at the event, which was open to those aged over 16 for the second year running
Orange is the new black for one festival-goer who posed for a photo with her mates ahead of the show.
Yee-haw: Colourful cowboy hats were a popular accessory in the scorching hot sun
For the second year running, Laneway in every Australian city was open to those aged over 16, and the Sydney leg of the tour attracted a lively young crowd.
All patrons under 18 had to be accompanied and supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
Laneway Festival New Zealand was cancelled due to catastrophic weather that resulted in a State of Emergency being declared in Auckland on January 27.
The festival will continue its tour of the country, with Adelaide to host on February 10, followed by Melbourne and then Perth.
The clear and sunny day called for bold and colourful attire, with this group of friends making an effort to stand out from the crowd
2023 is the 18th edition of the popular festival, which began in Melbourne in 2005 (attendees at Sydney Laneway Festival on Sunday)
For the second year running, the festival was open to those aged over 16, with strict ID checks in place upon entry