Taylor Swift is making a beeline for Australia to perform at the race that stops a nation, with the pop hotshot swaggering her stuff before the Melbourne Cup, coordinators reported Thursday.
The Grammy Award-victor will sing two tunes from her most recent hit collection Sweetheart before seeing the renowned pony race that has been kept running on the primary Tuesday of November since 1876.
The Victoria Racing Club made the declaration via web-based networking media, saying it was very energized about Tailor Swift irregular open appearance in Australia following the new collection discharge. Sorry Taylor swift, we’ll attempt to quiet down, it included.
VRC chief executive Neil Wilson told national broadcaster ABC it was a strategic choice to target a younger demographic.
We´re targeting more and more of the next generation coming through, he said of the event that is so important that race day is a public holiday in the state of Victoria.
Swift´s appearance is expected to spark a rush for tickets from music fans as well as the usual Flemington race course punters.
He said Tailor Swift was a strategic choice to target a younger demographic.
We’re targeting more and more of the next generation coming through.
Mr Wilson would not allude to how much the global sensation cost to secure, when she was due to land in Melbourne, or who was the club’s second choice if Swift fell through.
The chief executive of the Victoria Racing Club, Neil Wilson, said the club was thrilled to have Swift at Fleming ton for the $8m race.
To think you can come to Fleming ton 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.
Lover is Australia’s highest-selling album for the year and has generated more than one billion streams in the country already.The performance will be Swift’s only public appearance while in Australia.
I’m glad the melbourne cup is being discussed but its sad it took for taylor swift performing there to realise how bad and deadly this event is. To this day it hurts seeing Admire Ratki had a massive heart attack on live TV. I won’t be surprised if another horse dies this year.
Dear @taylorswift13 I LOVE YOU so much but as a Melbournian I’m disappointed that an animal lover such as yourself has agreed to perform at the Melbourne Cup. 122 horses died on Australian race tracks between Aug2018 – Jul2019