Taylor Swift will no longer be performing at Lexus Melbourne Cup 2019.
The official media statement is below;
"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.”
Are refunds available?
Yes, refunds are available for anyone who purchased tickets to the Melbourne Cup to listen to Taylor Swift perform. Tickets will need to have been purchased between the dates of the official announcement on the 11th September and Saturday 21st September when the cancellation was advised.
Submit a request here, and remember to tell us if it's all or just some of the tickets.
Refund requests must be submitted no later than 5pm Tuesday 8th October 2019
Is there other music at Melbourne Cup?
Yes! Check out the full music line up on the official Flemington site.