New Years Day: Field Day kicks off in Sydney as concertgoers celebrate first day of 2022

New Years Day: Field Day kicks off in Sydney as concertgoers celebrate first day of 2022 2
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New Year’s Day has kicked off with a bang for thousands of concertgoers who have rung in 2022 at the annual Field Day music festival in Sydney. 

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Revellers came prepared to spend a long day under the sun as they dressed in skimpy outfits and barely-there costumes for the annual summer music festival at the Domain on Saturday.

The event, which has been running since 2002, is an institution in Sydney, particularly among electronic music lovers, who will often have a quiet New Year’s Eve to make the most of the festivities.  

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Police wore face masks and led sniffer dogs around the grounds as they searched concertgoers who were making their way through the front gates of the ticketed event.

Bikini tops, fishnet dresses and flashy skirts were the choice of outfit for women while shorts and buttoned summer shirts were the style for men as they made their way into the festival to party to the likes of Allday, Masked Wolf, Golden Features and Hot Dub Time Machine.  

Some concertgoers opted in for more flashy outfits with one reveller putting a racy twist on a police uniform – pairing what appeared to be a NSW Police Force cap with a bikini top and sheer skirt. 

Another chose a fluorescent green fishnet dress while others sported denim shorts and loose and breezy summer tops. 

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It marks the first time the summer music festival has been held since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic after the event was cancelled last year.  

New Years Day celebrations have kicked off with concertgoers ringing in 2022 at the annual Field Day music festival in Sydney

New Years Day celebrations have kicked off with concertgoers ringing in 2022 at the annual Field Day music festival in Sydney

New police uniform? Reveller puts a racy twist on an emergency services uniform pairing a police cap with a bikini top and sheer skirt

New police uniform? Reveller puts a racy twist on an emergency services uniform pairing a police cap with a bikini top and sheer skirt

Two revellers colour-coded their outfits impeccably with one choosing a pink gown to match the colour of her hair

Two revellers colour-coded their outfits impeccably with one choosing a pink gown to match the colour of her hair 

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This reveller chose an all-black ensemble with fish net top and skirt as she joins thousands at the Field Day music festival in Sydney

This reveller chose an all-black ensemble with fish net top and skirt as she joins thousands at the Field Day music festival in Sydney

Thousands of partygoers have turned up to mark the first day of 2022 at the Field Day music festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday

Thousands of partygoers have turned up to mark the first day of 2022 at the Field Day music festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday

Festivalgoers rocked up to the Domain Park in Sydney on New Year's Day to continue celebrations

Festivalgoers rocked up to the Domain Park in Sydney on New Year’s Day to continue celebrations 

An array of colourful and zany outfits were on display as Sydneysiders partied at the first music festival of the year

An array of colourful and zany outfits were on display as Sydneysiders partied at the first music festival of the year 

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A strong police presence was seen at the Domain in Sydney as NSW Police patrolled the area with sniffer dogs

A strong police presence was seen at the Domain in Sydney as NSW Police patrolled the area with sniffer dogs

A bumbag wearing partygoer accompanies a friend to the Field Day music festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday

A bumbag wearing partygoer accompanies a friend to the Field Day music festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday

A reveller matches a crocheted skirt and top with a knitted bag as she joins thousands at the Field Day music festival in Sydney

A reveller matches a crocheted skirt and top with a knitted bag as she joins thousands at the Field Day music festival in Sydney

Bikini tops, fishnet dresses and flashy skirts were the choice of outfit for women while shorts and unbuttoned t-shirts were the style for the men

Bikini tops, fishnet dresses and flashy skirts were the choice of outfit for women while shorts and unbuttoned t-shirts were the style for the men 

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Concertgoer opts for a beaded outfit while attending the festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday afternoon

Concertgoer opts for a beaded outfit while attending the festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday afternoon

Concertgoer is escorted by police outside the Field Day gates as the summer festival kicked into gear on Saturday

Concertgoer is escorted by police outside the Field Day gates as the summer festival kicked into gear on Saturday

Police were on patrol with sniffer dogs and inspecting concertgoers outside the gates to the ticketed event at the Domain in Sydney - these revellers taking a look at the canine as they strolled past

Police were on patrol with sniffer dogs and inspecting concertgoers outside the gates to the ticketed event at the Domain in Sydney – these revellers taking a look at the canine as they strolled past

Two concertgoers at the Field Day music festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday as New Years Day celebrations kicked into gear

Two concertgoers at the Field Day music festival at the Domain in Sydney on Saturday as New Years Day celebrations kicked into gear

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An officer leads a concertgoer by the hand as police patrolled the outside perimeter of the music festival

An officer leads a concertgoer by the hand as police patrolled the outside perimeter of the music festival

Pineapple vibes: Reveller wears matching pineapple patterned shorts, shirt and bucket hat to the summer music festival

Pineapple vibes: Reveller wears matching pineapple patterned shorts, shirt and bucket hat to the summer music festival 

Plenty of sniffer dogs were spotted outside the front entrance of the summer music festival on Saturday afternoon. It's not suggested this dog found anything

Plenty of sniffer dogs were spotted outside the front entrance of the summer music festival on Saturday afternoon. It’s not suggested this dog found anything

4am kisses, sunrise beers in the surf and using the sand as a pillow: Australia wakes up to 2022 after VERY messy scenes on city streets – here’s the aftermath

Australians have awoken to their first day of 2022 with some nursing sore heads and looking a little worse for wear following a night of wild celebrations to usher in the New Year.

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Tens of thousands of revellers were undeterred by rapidly rising Omicron case numbers as they staged wild celebrations across the country with some of the biggest crowds forming in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

In Sydney, organisers were determined to hold the biggest NYE display seen anywhere since the pandemic began, with six tonnes of fireworks deployed – around 2,000 individual fireworks – for a midnight celebration watched by millions worldwide.

Happy revellers pose for a group selfie on Bondi Beach, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, as they welcomed the first day of the new year

Happy revellers pose for a group selfie on Bondi Beach, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, as they welcomed the first day of the new year 

Tired partygoers crashed in the Bondi sands in their tracksuits after what may have been a night of intense celebrations

Tired partygoers crashed in the Bondi sands in their tracksuits after what may have been a night of intense celebrations

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A group of friends in fluorescent outfits decide to mark the first day of the new year with a dip in the surf

A group of friends in fluorescent outfits decide to mark the first day of the new year with a dip in the surf

Group of friends wind down celebrations on Bondi Beach with one choosing a unique outfit combination: a tutu and long sleeved shirt

Group of friends wind down celebrations on Bondi Beach with one choosing a unique outfit combination: a tutu and long sleeved shirt

Revellers across the nation continued the celebration well into the early hours of the morning with partygoers slowly migrating to Bondi Beach and Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast to watch the sun rise on Saturday.

Crowds slowly began to grow as the weather warmed up and provided the perfect swimming conditions for beachgoers. Hundreds of other residents have chosen to queue at drive-thru Covid-19 clinics as cases continue to surge with NSW breaking another pandemic record and reporting 22,577 new infections.

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The wild celebrations took a bigger toll on others with some revellers passing out on the sand as the new dawn rolled in.

Thousands of Melburnians watched a spectacular fireworks display on the Yarra River a after a scorching day that reached 38 degrees

Thousands of Melburnians watched a spectacular fireworks display on the Yarra River a after a scorching day that reached 38 degrees 

The crowds were smaller at Circular Quay but that just meant a better view of the world-famous festivities for those who werent daunted by the Covid doomsayers

The crowds were smaller at Circular Quay but that just meant a better view of the world-famous festivities for those who werent daunted by the Covid doomsayers

Sydneysiders were in a mood to welcome in 2022 and who could blame them as 2021 didn't produce much to celebrate

Sydneysiders were in a mood to welcome in 2022 and who could blame them as 2021 didn’t produce much to celebrate

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The best seat in the house! Queues start to form at the Opera Bar directly opposite the Harbour Bridge

The best seat in the house! Queues start to form at the Opera Bar directly opposite the Harbour Bridge

Where once a million spectators would gather around the water's edge to see the city's world-famous fireworks display, this year's celebrations were low-key. Husband and wife Diana Mosquera, 32, and Omar Campos, 33, enjoyed getting out of their Sydney home

Where once a million spectators would gather around the water’s edge to see the city’s world-famous fireworks display, this year’s celebrations were low-key. Husband and wife Diana Mosquera, 32, and Omar Campos, 33, enjoyed getting out of their Sydney home

Others enjoyed quiet drinks and cigarettes with one couple setting up a picnic of fresh strawberries and champagne.  

One group of friends decided an early morning dip was the best way to begin the new year as the revellers jumped into the surf while nursing beers. 

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Revellers who accepted the advice that they were far safer from Covid-19 outdoors than indoors were rewarded with light queues and prime viewing positions for the spectacular show. 

Many of those who took up the best spots had come from interstate – particularly Melbourne – as Sydneysiders made the decision to stay closer to home. 

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