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Get ready Swifties! Taylor Swift headed Down Under to perform at the Melbourne Cup

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Aussie-based Swifties have a new reason to rejoice with the confirmation that Taylor Swift will be making her way Down Under sooner than expected.
The Lover songstress has been locked in to headline the Melbourne Cup, performing on Tuesday November 5.
Taylor will headline the Melbourne Cup in November. Image: Getty
It will be Taylor's only public appearance in Australia, which means: sorry guys, no tour!
But on the plus side, she will be performing two songs in the Mounting Yard, which can be seen by anyone with a general admission ticket.
However, not everyone is pleased, with some animal rights activists slamming Taylor's decision to take part.
Victorian Racing Club CEO Neil Wilson said he was thrilled to welcome the Bad Blood hitmaker to the Race That Stops The Nation.
"Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is the most celebrated day on Australia's major event calendar and with a reach of 1 billion people globally, it's only fitting the VRC welcomes the world's most celebrated star for the event," he said.
"To think you can come to Flemington 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. We look forward to welcoming Taylor Swift to our wonderful event in just under 54 days."
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The Lover songstress will perform two songs in her only Australian appearance. Image: Getty
The Melbourne Cup has garnered quite a reputation for attracting high-profile overseas stars over the years.
Causing a stir at last year's event were Scott Disick and his girlfriend Sofia Richie. The couple were spotted embroiled in a heated argument, with Sofia seen wiping tears away from her face.
Soon after the spat, they left the event, despite being rumoured to have been paid around $100,000 to attend.
In 2017, Michael Jackson's daughter Paris attended but received backlash for eschewing the strict dress code as well as being snapped sticking her tongue out while her nose and hands were pressed up against a window.
Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, attended the event in 2017. Image: Getty

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