BUNDABERG RUM COUNTRY MUSIC RACEDAY 2024

Slip into your cowboy boots and hit the track on Bundaberg Rum Country Music Raceday for a great day at the races with non-stop country music & live racing on the Doomben track.

With a relaxed trackside atmosphere and a huge range of hospitality options, from casual fun to premium dining, there is a Raceday experience for everyone this Country Music Raceday.

Start planning your Bundaberg Rum Country Music Raceday experience today, with a Best Dressed competition and mechanical bull ride on the day. The Country Entertainment will take place in the GA section on the main stage.

Members of BRC can enter this zone for free.

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Countdown to Bundaberg Rum Country Music Raceday

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We are excited to announce some of our acts for Bundaberg Rum Country Music Raceday 2024, including the return of our crowd-favourite the Dallas Line Dancers and new to our stage Will Day and Kiara Rodrigues. With two fantastic local Australian talent playing some chart-topping hits, it'll be a Country Music Raceday you don't want to miss.

Secure your tickets now as some of our other acts, including our headliner will be released in late-July. 

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WILL DAY

Gritty. Grounded. Heartfelt. A stand-out and engaging performer. From energetic tracks such as the chart-topping single ‘Countrified’ to emotive ballads like ‘Dear Dad’ and ‘Simple Then’ (with Brooke Schubert) the heart-warming single ‘We Got This’, to the 2023 singles 'Get The Girl', ‘Set Your Sights’ and ‘The Way We Are’, it’s no surprise that Will Day is making a huge impact on the country music scene. 2021/2022 was a wild ride, with single ‘Countrified’ added to iHeartCountry and KIX Country, reaching #12 on the KIX Country Charts and ‘Simple Then’ added to ABC Country, reaching #9 on the KIX Country Charts and #5 on the Countrytown Hottest 50 Charts.

Will has performed at some of Australia’s most iconic country music festivals, making him a celebrated artist on the festival scene, including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gympie Muster, and more.

With a genuine gift of storytelling, combined with compelling vocals and the ability to connect with a crowd, Will Day is fast becoming one of Australia’s premier country artists that will undoubtedly be around for years to come.

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KIARA RODRIGUES

Kiara Rodrigues brings diversity to the Australian Country Music scene. Kiara fell in love with country music when she moved to North Queensland at nine years old, and has since emerged as one of the industry’s rising stars.

In 2023, Kiara was named a Toyota Star Maker Grand Finalist where her impressive performance wowed a crowd of 10 000 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Last year she released her latest EP “Love & Lockdown” produced by Nash Chambers, with three hit singles making waves across Australian country radio stations.

She has been recognised by the Tamworth Songwriters Association as a 5 X Semi-Finalist and her song “Mr Vanity”, earned her Comedy/Novelty song of the year. With appearances on Channel Ten’s ‘Young Talent Time’ and ‘The X Factor’, Kiara is right at home on the big stage.

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DALLAS LINE DANCERS

The Dallas Line Dancers are a Country Music Raceday staple and this boot scootin' group will have you shufflin' and toe-tappin' like a pro. Join hundreds of fellow event attendees at the front of the main stage to learn the CC Shuffle, Cupid Shuffle, Two Step and Wild Wild West!

MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES

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RACEDAY ADMISSION AND LAWN PACKAGES

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COCKTAIL AND DINING PACKAGES 

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PRIVATE SPACES

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TICKETS

Trackside & Precinct General Admission

Country Music Raceday admission tickets will be available to purchase on 17th July and will include access to Doomben Racecourse.

  • Online - $20pp
  • At the Gate - $25pp

A general admission ticket will give you access the Public areas, including the lawn and fenceline plus the Public Bars and Eateries on the day.

Winning Post Group Package

Winning Post Group Package tickets will include racecourse admission plus access to the fenced-off area on the Public Lawn:

  • Reserved seating with cafe-style tables and umbrellas
  • Great views of the home straight
  • 1x complimentary cheese platter for the table
  • Access to exclusive public lawn bar and betting facilities

Tables are sold in groups of 10

$45pp or $450 per table.

 

Members Reserve Day Pass

Enjoy Country Music Raceday from the Members Reserve at Doomben Racecourse. 

Ticket will include racecourse admission plus exclusive access to the Members area, including the Falvelon Bar and air-conditioned 10,000 Room.

Falvelon Courtyard

As a valued member of the Brisbane Racing Club, Members can upgrade to a pre-booked preserved table in the Falvelon Bar.

Reserve a table for $500 (maximum of 6x people at the table) and select between Food & Beverage credit to spend on the day or a Premium Tapas Menu delivered.

 

 

10,000 Room

As a valued member of the Brisbane Racing Club, Members can upgrade to a pre-booked preserved table in the Falvelon Bar.

Reserve a table for $600 (maximum of 6x people at the table) and select between Food & Beverage credit to spend on the day or a Premium Tapas Menu delivered.

Hometurn Buffet

Enjoy your Country Music Raceday in the comfort of the Hometurn Buffet! Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort while our chef provides you with a Buffet lunch:

  • Racecourse admission and access to East Terraces & Hometurn Room (located on Level Two of the Public Grandstand)
  • Reserved table 
  • Buffet lunch
  • Direct access to the grandstand for track viewing
  • Private bar and betting facilities within the air-conditioned dining room.

Please note, tables will be based on tables of 6, 8 or 10. Bookings with fewer may share a table (minimum booking of 2x people).

 

 

Champions Bar Courtyard

Upgrade your raceday and indulge in one of our all-inclusive hospitality packages for the day. Enjoy prime views of the track from the Champions Bar Courtyard, in the public area and experience the day in style with your friends:

  • Racecourse admission and access to Champions Bar Courtyard
  • 5-hour beverage package
  • Canape food menu
  • Spirits and champagne available to purchase from private bar
  • Televisions for local and interstate races

Please note, this function is restricted to patrons aged 18 years and over. Children 17 years and younger are not permitted in this function.

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COUNTRY MUSIC RACEDAY GENERAL INFORMATION

Arrival & Entry

When you arrive at Country Music Raceday, head to the main gate with your ID and have your ticket ready to be shown to our gate staff.

Bag checks and wristbanding will also take place here. To get you and your crew in quickly, have your electronic ticket ready in your wallet or have a high-quality screenshot.

Doomben Racecourse will be conducting ID checks for 18+ wristbands. Country Music Raceday is an all-ages event with a supervising parent or guardian who is old enough to be their parent, accompanying those minors at all times

Acceptable forms of ID:

  • A photo identification card (Proof of Age card or Australian Post Keypass identity card)
  • Australian driver licence or learn permit
  • Foreign driver licence
  • Passport.

Getting Here

Doomben Racecourse is located in Ascot, approximately 11km from the Brisbane CBD. 

One of the fastest and easiest ways to get to Doomben is via public transport, with a train station a 5-minute walk away. For more information on public transport schedules, please visit: https://translink.com.au/

Taxi and ride share is available from Gate 4. Please note,  Hampden Street will be closed off on the day and drop-off and pick-up locations will be via Onslow Street. 

For more information on getting here, please head to our website: https://www.brc.com.au/about-us/getting-here

What to Bring

To prepare for your music experience, we've got you covered with a Country Music Raceday checklist:

  • Valid ID/proof of age
  • Cash and cards/ electronic payment
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • A jacket or jumper for when the sun goes down 
  • Best dancing shoes
  • Hand sanitiser

Banned Items

All bags will be checked on arrival and security will roam the racecourse on the day, checking for the below banned items. Banned items found in your possession will be confiscated and possible eviction of the raceday:

  • Alcohol
  • Outside food or drinks (of any kind)
  • Glass
  • Umbrellas
  • Fireworks and flares
  • Skateboards, roller skates and rollerblades
  • Eskys
  • Camping chairs and tables
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons
  • Balloons
  • Bottled water (including sealed).

Please note, if alcohol or illicit drugs are caught trying to be taken into Country Music Raceday, your ticket will be forfeited and you will be escorted from the site with no re-entry.

Entry will also be refused if intoxicated/under the influence on arrival or if behaving in an inappropriate or aggressive manner.

 

Food & Drink

Our bars will be stocked with popular alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, with something to suit everybody. 

Various delicious food options are also available, with options to upgrade to an all-inclusive hospitality packages.

What to Wear

We encourage all patrons to dress in their best country music attire, including our Members who will have a more relaxed dress code for Country Music Raceday. Members are permitted to wear denim and flannel or other "country style" clothing to get into the spirit. Please note, joggers, thongs and shorts will not be permitted in the Members Reserve Area.

In all areas of our racecourse, a few dress code restrictions must be adhered to: 

  • Shoes are to be worn at all times around the venue
  • Strictly no shirts with offensive or discriminatory messaging, language or graphics will be allowed.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Acceptable Forms of ID for 18+ Events: Current Australian driver licence or learner permit, passport (from any country), adult proof of age card, a recognised proof of age card (eg. Keypass identity card) or foreign driver license must be presented for admittance into Country Music Raceday. These can be hard copy ID or official digital ID. The ID must be current and have a photograph of the person and their date of birth. Expired IDs will not be accepted and patrons will be refused entry.

No alcohol or illicit drugs can be taken into Country Music Raceday. If you are caught attempting to enter with alcohol or illicit drugs, your ticket will be forfeited and you will be escorted from the site with no re-entry with the matter referred to the police.

Entry will be refused if intoxicated /Under the influence on arrival or behaving inappropriately or aggressively.

Prohibited items: Illicit drugs, alcohol, items that can be used as a weapon, signs & banners, balloons, bottled water (including sealed bottles). Read the Conditions of Entry here.

Smoking or Vaping is strictly prohibited unless done so in the designated outdoor smoking areas – the Brisbane Racing Club operate under a one-warning rule.

For Terms and Conditions of Raceday Sales, please click here 

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