As reported by Undercover and posted on YouTube, a shirtless man is shown scaling the right hand side of the main stage scaffolding at Moore Park as fans – watching DJ Alesso's set – cheer and look on.
The bare-chested man, who was later identified by Australian television station Channel 9 as Hektor Wrotniak, balances himself on the top beams, waving a towel or t-shirt over his head. Looking as if he's contemplating a massive (and possibly lethal) stage dive into the crowd, the man then screams while arching backwards. And then is when all hell breaks loose.
Approximately 40 seconds after his climb started, the man loses his balance and begins falling, trying to grasp the scaffolding bars as he descends while fans scream in horror. Stagehands immediately go to the man's assistance, but incredibly he is back up on his feet about 20 seconds after the fall. He then sits down while festival staff begin examining him.
"Sydney guys you were insane!!" DJ Alesso tweeted. "Btw that crazy guy that jumped from the PA is alright...."
While it looks like nothing cushioned the man's fall it's possible a canopy near the stage might have broken his estimated 20-meter (65-foot) plunge.
"Yeah, fully and thank God, thank the Lord you know," Wrotniak says in the interview posted on YouTube sporting some scrapes and bruises. "I lost my balance and then obviously I was just hoping to maybe grab something. It's a very good example of what not to do at a music festival for anyone else out there watching. So don't do it."
Perhaps the oddest part of the story took place later. After being admitted to hospital and then discharged, Wrotniak returned to the festival looking to get in.
He was turned away.