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Taylor Swift Headlines Melbourne Cup Carnival

Thursday, 12th September 2019

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced that record-breaking global superstar Taylor Swift will perform at Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November, 2019. The American singer-songwriter will sing two of her latest hits in the Mounting Yard ahead of the main race at Flemington. It will be Taylor’s only public appearance in Australia following the release of her critically-loved smash seventh studio album Lover. Lover is Australia’s highest selling album for 2019 and achieved the highest week one sales in Australia since the release of Taylor’s previous album Reputation in 2017. Lover delivered the year’s biggest first-week US sales in just one day and has generated over 1 billion streams in Australia alone. VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club was thrilled to welcome Taylor Swift to Flemington for 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,” 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.”

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