Surprising festival trend emerges at Sydney rave as temperatures soar ... trends now

Surprising festival trend emerges at Sydney rave as temperatures soar ... trends now
Surprising festival fashion trend emerges at Sydney rave as temperatures soar ... trends now

Surprising festival fashion trend emerges at Sydney rave as temperatures soar ... trends now

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More than 20,000 party animals descended upon Sydney's Olympic Park for techno rave Epik during a severe heatwave on Saturday.

The real stars of the show, however, were not the headlining acts but the daring festivalgoers who braved the scorching 42C  heat in outfits that could only be described as 'barely there.'

The crowd, adorned in vibrant, minimalist attire, also showcased the latest festival must-have: bumbags and crossbody bags, a fashion trend affectionately embraced by the eshays that has now gone mainstream.

The resurrection of the bumbag, once relegated to the fashion graveyard, now seems to have found a new life as an essential part of Aussies festival 'uniform.' 

Festival goers say the bag is surging in popularity as it is small enough not to get in the way of other partygoers and big enough to hold essential items including phone, cash, cards, vapes, and cigarettes.

Partygoers were spotted with an accessory much loved by eshays - the crossbody bag

Partygoers were spotted with an accessory much loved by eshays - the crossbody bag

NSW Health Minister Ryan Park says four people were hospitalised after taking drugs at the festival. 

'I can report that there were four transfers to hospitals from the Epik music festival,' Mr Park said at a press conference in Wollongong on Sunday.

'Those people are in a critical but stable condition, their conditions appear to be from taking drugs and drug-related issues.'

It comes as the debate around pill-testing rages on, after two men in their 20s died from suspected overdoses after attending the Knockout Festival on September 30, which was held in the same

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