Taylor Swift to perform at Melbourne Cup

In what will be Swift's only public appearance in Australia, fans will get to see the superstar perform two songs for the cost of a general admission ticket.

12/09/2019 1:38:00 AM

In what will be Taylor Swift's only public appearance in Australia, fans will get to see the superstar perform two songs for the cost of a general admission ticket at the Melbourne Cup.

In what will be Swift's only public appearance in Australia, fans will get to see the superstar perform two songs for the cost of a general admission ticket.

Very large text sizeThis year's Melbourne Cup race-runners will have more competition for the spotlight, with pop star Taylor Swift set to headline the event.The Victorian Racing Club has announced the global superstar will perform two songs ahead of the race that stops the nation at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, November 5.

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Taylor Swift will perform at the Melbourne Cup.Credit:APVRC chief executive Neil Wilson said he was thrilled to welcome the "world's most celebrated star" to the event."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," Wilson said.

AdvertisementLoadingThe gig will mark Swift's only public appearance in Australia following the release of her seventh albumLoverlast month.The album – which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts, before being bested by Tool's comeback recordFear Inoculum

this week – has seen a critical resurgence for Swift following the lukewarm response to 2017'sReputation.The 29-year-old last toured Australia in November last year.This year's Melbourne Cup will air on Network 10 for the first time since 2002, after it bought back the rights to the racing carnival

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No disrespect to Taylor Swift but that’ll be a tough gig to pull off given the staging...🤔 Boycott her! 9NewsAUS Wouldn’t bother I'd be more interested if they coukd get Tay-Tay to race against Camilla & Sarah Jessica... Oh, with no mics involved thanks. So grouchy old men don't like her? What a surprise

And will probably be lip synching! I’m surprised taylorswift13 supports animal cruelty 🤷🏻‍♂️ Ew Another reason to avoid going Not sure. If she does a lap of the track in a batmobile then you will have won me over... Got to get young people into gambling anyway you can.... Could not of got anyone else 🤷 apparently not 🤦

SwiftOnSecurity Unbelievable got Taylor, well done. Now have a reason to watch horse racing. TaylorSwift Tay Tay at the Gee Gees. Ho hum or wowee? Nonsense! Overrated so-called stars! Funny if she got hoarse!

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Taylor defends role in grasslands affair as Labor demands resignationEnergy Minister Angus Taylor insists he's done nothing wrong in his dealings with bureaucrats over his family farming interests as Labor claimed he had breached the Morrison government's code of conduct and demanded he resign. rharris334 The government will protect him as they have the numbers to block any investigation ... that is why we need a federal ICAC rharris334 If it’s anything like the banking RC it won’t do much good. rharris334 Taylor's a disgrace, and Morrison not removing him tells you everything you need to know about Morrison. Dutton's not relevant to this tweet at all except I always want to mention that he's a dick.

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