It’s already the race that stops a nation but now the Melbourne Cup will be turning heads across the globe with confirmation that international superstar Taylor Swift is set to perform.
Victoria Racing Club confirmed the news on Thursday morning stating that Swift has been booked to perform two songs at the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
“The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is thrilled to announce ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, record-breaking global superstar Taylor Swift will perform at Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November, 2019,” a VRC statement read.
“It will be Taylor’s only public appearance in Australia following the release of her critically-loved smash seventh studio album Lover.”
VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club was looking forward to welcoming Taylor Swift to Melbourne Cup Day.
“Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is the most celebrated day on Australia’s major event calendar and with a reach of 1 billion people globally, it’s only fitting the VRC welcomes the world’s most celebrated star for the event,” Mr Wilson said.
“To think you can come to Flemington and watch not only the race that stops a nation but see one of the world’s biggest, if not the biggest, entertainer perform for the cost of a general admission ticket is phenomenal. We look forward to welcoming Taylor Swift to our wonderful event in just under 54 days.”