We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news but sadly, Taylor Swift won’t be Shaking It Off at the Melbourne Cup this year.

The ‘You Need To Calm Down’ singer has cancelled her performance at The Race That Stops A Nation due to a scheduling clash.

The 29-year-old was set to perform two songs from her seventh album, Lover, on November 5 at Flemington Racecourse.

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.”


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