MEKKA RACEDAY 2024👄

The yearly sell-out MEKKA Raceday is back and better than ever!

Mark your calendars and get ready for Brisbane's ultimate day party at Doomben. This year we have one epic stage featuring some of the best Aussie artists, ILLY, Teddy Cream and Brooklyn.

In between the music, enjoy being trackside at Doomben with a 9-race feature programme of thrilling thoroughbred action.

The countdown is on for what will be an incredible day out with friends.

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ILLY

Leaning into the unknown and embracing new sonic inspirations has long been a source of fuel for multi-Platinum-selling artist, ILLY.

His versatility as a songwriter and performer has seen the artist grow from Australian hip-hop champion, through to one of the country’s most in-demand and dynamic pop artists today. That crossover success established ILLY as one of Australian hip hop’s integral triumphs; along with the Hilltop Hoods, bringing the genre to widespread – and maintained – mainstream success.

The music ILLY creates today is done so with reinvigorated confidence for the craft. Recent writing sessions with DMA’s songwriter Johnny Took and Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles have birthed ‘Like You’ – the first new piece of music from ILLY to break open his forthcoming seventh studio album. The single, buoyed by vocal harmonies layered over a slick pairing of EDM and a driving acoustic guitar, never loses its sense of self-awareness or fun.

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TEDDY CREAM

MEKKA crowd favourite, Teddy Cream is back!

Teddy Cream is one of the most exciting acts in the Electronic Music space right now with the numbers to back it up…

Which spans across a coveted Platinum & Gold selling record, 35 Million + Streams on Spotify, 8.5 Million Likes and 35 Million + Views on TikTok, nearly 100,000 Instagram followers and collaborations with some of Australia's biggest exports such as Hooligan Hefs & Havana Brown.

Teddy Cream has played in 20 different countries spanning across clubs and festivals such Ultra Europe, and the iconic Creamfields UK 5 years running to crowds of 20,000+ and they've supported international superstars of all genres from The Chainsmokers to Lil Uzi Vert, Diplo & more...

At only 25 years of age and a self-proclaimed rockstar be sure to keep an eye on this artist.

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BROOKLYN

Back by popular demand is a MEKKA favourite, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is a small-town country girl who has risen to international fame as one of Australia's most elite performers. Armed with over a decade of relentless touring, she has solidified her place on the Australian Dance Music Scene. 

Her natural ability to work large crowds and her dynamic performances has propelled her to fan-favourite status, garnering an impressive following of over 1 million on TikTok and 200k on Instagram. Brooklyn's music has amassed over 1 million streams on all platforms, with her latest single "No Secrets" receiving a glowing 4/5 star review from Triple J.

Brooklyn has toured extensively in Australia and globally, playing at some of the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, including, Creamfields UK, Ultra Music Festival, It's The Ship Asia, Savaya Bali, Tropicana Mykonos, Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur, O2 Academy Scotland, and Marquee Sydney, to name just a few.

MEKKA PACKAGES

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TICKETS

Mekka General Admission

MEKKA admission tickets will be available to purchase on 14th June at 10am AEST and will include access to the Mekka Precinct.

  • Early Bird - $65pp available until 18th June (10am)
  • Second Release - $75pp 
  • At the Gate - $85pp.

 

Lawn Table Group Package

Lawn Table tickets will include access to the MEKKA Precinct and the MEKKA Lawn Table area.

Tables are sold in groups of 10

$95pp or $950 per table.

 

Mekka Private Suites

Enjoy a birdseye view from the heights of the Public Suites, positioned on the top floor of the Public Grandstand. 

Get elevated views of the winning straight for the thrilling horse racing action, plus access the lawn area for MEKKA festivities whenever you'd like. 

  • Access to MEKKA general admission area PLUS access to an exclusive private suite
  • Delicious lunch cocktail menu
  • 5-hour beverage package 
  • Televisions with the suite for local and instate racing plus a live feed of the event.

Suites are for groups of 10-40 guests and start from $310pp.

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MEKKA GENERAL INFORMATION

Arrival & Entry

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

Security checks and wristbanding will also take place here. To get you and your crew in quickly, have your electronic ticket ready as a PDF on your phone or printed as a PDF.

Doomben Racecourse will be conducting ID checks as this is an 18+only event. 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 on either end of Hampden Street, noting middle section of Hampden Street will be closed off.

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 MEKKA 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 and the party is still going
  • 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) unless an approved Medical requirement
  • 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 MEKKA, 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 package in our Private Suites.

What to Wear

We suggest patrons to dress in racewear attire for the day and encourage ..

Restrictions in our dress code to adhere to:

  • Shoes are to be worn at all times around the venue. Improper footwear will not be allowed*
    • Rubber thongs, slippers, sports sandals, casual slides and Crocs are not acceptable footwear
  • Strictly no shirts with offensive or discriminatory messaging, language or graphics will be allowed
  • Denim shorts
  • Activewear

Please note that acceptable footwear can be heels, sandals, or sneakers.

 

RACEDAY ONLY PACKAGES (EXCLUDES ACCESS TO MEKKA)

Make it a Saturday out with friends and family and enjoy a Saturday raceday at Doomben, open to all ages (with a supervising parent or guardian who are old enough to be their parent, accompanying those minors at all times). We will have a fantastic race card to Feel Closer to the Action on the day. The below tickets will include access to the Members Reserve at Doomben and excludes access to MEKKA.

Upgrade your experience on the day by pre-reserving a table in the 10,000 Room or Falvelon Courtyard or indulge in one of the delicious food and beverage options available in the Members Reserve.

Book your tickets now!

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 both sections of MEKKA 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 MEKKA 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.

Please note the MEKKA Precinct is a strictly 18+ event. If patrons would like to attend the Raceday-only in the Members Reserve, minors are welcome but need to be supervised by a parent or guardian who is old enough to be their parent, at all times. Please note, an 18-year-old accompanying a 17-year-old would not be considered a suitable guardian. 

For Terms and Conditions of Raceday Sales, please click here 

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