New Year's Day. The three words everyone has been waiting to hear throughout what one could politely call the "mixed bag" that was 2017. We’re more than ready to start fresh and kick 2018, AKA the best year yet, off in style.
So, there's no question where you need to be on the first: the TABtouch Perth Cup, of course! This iconic event has finally moved back to its rightful place on New Year's Day and is bigger than ever with more bars, food truck heaven to shake off that hangover, more places to sit and chill, more marquees and just more moreness in general. As if you needed another reason to fire up the group chat and get the squad organised, when the races are all done and dusted, local band San Cisco will fill the rest of your night with epic good times and ensure you’re starting off 2018 with all the good vibes. Trust us when we predict you’re going to have serious FOMO if you don’t start planning–right now.
One of the (many) things to love about this race day is that there are options for literally everyone. With general admission starting from just $20, you can plan your own day out, or splash some cash on a hot ticket to one of the luxe marquee events (come on though, you’d be silly not to).
There are so many options to fill your day with: the super-cute Picnic at Perth Cup right on the track which comes with plenty of shade, a dedicated bar and a relaxed vibe great for catch ups with mates; or try a buffet lunch and drinks in The Terrace restaurant. Lover of fine food and wine? Book into something premium like Flying Colours, or opt for the newest, super-cool event in the 1900 Bar; the oh-so-'grammable Chandelier Bar and romantic flower walls are a must-do (start pose practice now); or lunch in the super gorgeous 1900 Bar and see a live band on the Flametree Lawn for when you feel like cutting a few shapes.
New this year in the heart- of-the action is the Kirin Club–Pavilion Bar, perfect for enjoying icy cold drinks and for a true Perth Cup experience, book trackside at The Enclosure where you can enjoy DJ vibes, with tasty morsels and drinks all day while you soak up some of the best views around (score!). The Oasis Marquee is Perth’s answer to the Hamptons, with a lush interior that oozes ultimate summer vibes.
Want to go for the day out? Then nab yourself a ticket ASAP to the Ascot Sky Villa, the only double-storey marquee you’ll find trackside. With a breezy veranda, live entertainment, deluxe beverage package and delectable eats, it’s a gorgeous marquee with spectacular views that will give you all the VIP feels.
Relax on the lawn at this iconic Perth event–with plenty of shade, water, mist fans and loads of action all day, it’s a must-do for catch up with the crew as you enjoy the tunes at the Red Bull Silent Disco and Perth’s own San Cisco live.
With tickets on sale now, rustle the gang together; you won’t want to miss the New Year Day party–get booking!
Image credit: Louise Coghill
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