Some of Australia’s hottest music acts – The Rubens, Illy, Betty Who, City Calm Down, SAFIA and Vera Blue – are set to entertain racegoers in Flemington’s newest playground, The Park, this Melbourne Cup Carnival.

First out of the barriers on AAMI Victoria Derby Day will be soul band Cookin’ on 3 Burners, whose smash hit remix of This Girl by DJ Kungs has had more than 87 million views on YouTube, followed by electronic four-piece City Calm Down. This year’s triple j Hottest 100 winners The Rubens will headline the day on the biggest stage ever erected for Australia’s most celebrated major event.

On Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Australian pop sensation Betty Who will hit the stage performing her Aria Top 10 hit cover of I Love You Always Forever and the legendary Marcia Hines will continue the party with Disco Inferno.

Ladies will shine on Crown Oaks Day with indie darling Vera Blue followed by electro-indie three-piece SAFIA. Award-winning hip hop chart-topper Illy headlines the day and will be joined on stage by Vera Blue to perform their hit collaboration Papercuts.

Curated by the Mushroom Group, The Park live stage will feature a rolling all-Australian line up including support acts and DJs across all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.