The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is thrilled to announce six-time ARIA Award winning band Jet will headline the entertainment off the track on The All-Star Mile Raceday at Flemington on Saturday 16 March, 2019.
The iconic Australian rock band will join a stellar list of live music acts set to ignite The Elms Main Stage and make for a truly unforgettable raceday experience.
In an exciting all-star moment, Chris Cheney from The Living End will make a special guest appearance on stage with Jet to perform one of their mammoth hits.
Originally hailing from Dingley in Melbourne, Jet’s debut album Get Born sold more than 6.5 million copies globally and reached ten-times platinum in Australia. The album also produced a string of charttopping singles including Are You Gonna Be My Girl and Look What You've Done.
Their second album, Shine On, was another mammoth success, achieving platinum status in Australia on the back of stand-out headline shows around the world. The band played its last show in 2010 before reforming in 2017 for a series of performances with Bruce Springsteen and select headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Band members Nic Cester (guitar-vocals), brother Chris (drums), Cameron Muncey (lead guitar) and Mark Wilson (bass) said they were looking forward to their special performance at Flemington.
“We are pumped to be performing at the inaugural The All-Star Mile Raceday at Flemington on Saturday 16 March.”
“We started our career in Melbourne’s suburbs so it’s great to get the opportunity to come back and play in front of our original home crowd at what’s going to be an exciting day at Flemington.”
VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club was delighted to have one of the country’s celebrated rock bands perform on the last day of the Flemington autumn carnival.
“The All-Star Mile Raceday is going to be a fantastic day and we are thrilled to welcome world-class band Jet to join the celebrations,” Mr Wilson said.
“The atmosphere on course will be electric, with delicious food offerings, exhilarating racing and an outstanding live music offering including Jet.”
With total prizemoney of $5 million on offer, The All-Star Mile is the richest 1600-metre event in world racing, with the winning All-Star to receive $2.25 million and owner ambassadors to claim a share of $500,000 in prizemoney.
Off the track and alongside the stellar live entertainment, racegoers can indulge in delicious food offerings from Melbourne eateries Hello José and Cheek and enjoy family-friendly activities on the Flemington Family Lawn, including pony rides, lawn games and face painting.
Racegoers will also be encouraged to weave the hero colours of their chosen horse silks into their raceday looks. A special Instagram competition will be held where people will go into the running to win a major prize simply uploading their outfit, captioning which horse they are supporting and tagging @FlemingtonVRC and #ASMStyle.