Flemington Arch at Flemington Racecourse

Media statement from Mushroom Events and the Victoria Racing Club

Mushroom Events has regretfully advised the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) that a recent change to Taylor Swift’s Asian promotional tour means she will no longer be able to perform at this year’s Melbourne Cup.

Michael Gudinski from Mushroom Events said, “Regrettably, Taylor is no longer able to make it to this year’s Melbourne Cup. Changes to her Asian promo schedule have made it logistically impossible for her to be here. To all of Taylor’s fans, we hope to see Taylor in Australia in 2020.”

VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said, “The VRC has learned that Taylor Swift is now unable to make the trip to Australia and therefore cannot be with us on Melbourne Cup Day. Obviously, this is disappointing for everyone. We understand how important the pre-Cup entertainment is and we look forward to providing an update shortly.”

The VRC will offer refunds for Melbourne Cup Day tickets bought from the time Taylor Swift was announced to perform at Flemington. Please contact the VRC Customer Service Centre on 1300 727 575 or email customerservice@vrc.net.au, or contact Ticketek directly. 

Requests for refunds must be lodged by 5pm Tuesday 8th October. 

The VRC Customer Service Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.