Taylor Swift to perform at 2019 Melbourne Cup

Taylor Swift confirmed for Melbourne Cup performance

Taylor Swift to perform at Melbourne Cup

And that will be the race by racegoers to nab a selfie with Taylor Swift as one of the world's most popular entertainers rocks Cup day.

It seems "haters gonna hate" on global superstar Taylor Swift's decision to perform at the race that stops the nation, with animal activists mobilising against the global pop star.

United States music superstar Taylor Swift is being urged to cancel her performance at the Melbourne Cup amid claims her two-song set will effectively endorse animal cruelty.

"Victoria Racing Club boss Neil Wilson said, 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", Mr Wilson said.

Swift's Melbourne Cup appearance announcement comes after as she announced plans to re-record all her early songs from when she was signed to Big Machine Records. "I've heard so much about the race".

Lover, Swift's seventh studio alum, is Australia's highest-selling album of 2019 and achieved the highest first-week sales in Australia since her previous album, 2017's Reputation.

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses is now ramping up its counter-social media campaign, encouraging supporters to revisit the #NupToTheCup hashtag.

The 29-year-old last toured Australia in November last year.

Other musical acts set to perform at the carnival include locals Dean Lewis, Ball Park Music and Birds of Tokyo.

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