Oh boy, Melbourne: we’re in for a big spring. With the change of seasons comes a big change to our social calendars; ramen dates rugged up in puffer jackets followed by a drink in whichever bar has a fireplace are out, and spending our days gallivanting in the newfound sunshine with considerably less layers is in.
Conveniently, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is also back, and this year it’s going to be huge. Like, huuuge. Why? Because of The Park. AKA, a magical playground of endless fun and frivolity open for four big days across Cup Week. Not only will there be some of music’s biggest acts (did we already mention Hayden James AND Amy Shark will be there?!), there will also be foodie pop-ups from your fave Melbourne eateries, Myer Fashions On The Field and so much more.
Interested?! Grab yourself general admission tickets to any of the Melbourne Cup Carnival racedays and you’ll have free entry. Boom. That easy!
There's action on all week long, so you can kick things off with a bang and keep the fun going right until the final hours. Check out the details of whose playing when below.
AAMI Victoria Derby Day: Hayden James, Miami Horror
Lexus Melbourne Cup Day: The Presets, Yo! Mafia
Kennedy Oaks Day: Amy Shark, Thandi Phoenix, Furnace and the Fundamentals
Seppelt Wines Stakes Day: Conrad Sewell, Sweet Mix Kids
As if this wasn't enough, you can also join in for the Nova in the Park Karaoke, where you can sing along to your heart's content to karaoke favourites after the headline acts have performed. Because let's be real, the show must go on.
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