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Barangaroo hosts Sydney’s ultimate Emirates Melbourne Cup Day celebration transforming into the city’s first official live site. In partnership with Victoria Racing Club and Maison Mumm Champagne, Cup Day Festival allows Sydneysiders to experience all the action from Flemington along the water’s edge at Barangaroo.

The atmosphere along Barangaroo’s waterfront is set to be electric and brimming with pop-up eateries and bars, flowing G.H.Mumm, and live entertainment to keep Sydney in racing mode all afternoon. Entry to the waterfront celebrations is free and open to all looking for a fabulous day out by the water and wanting to discover a new side of Sydney. There’s multiple screens broadcasting Channel Seven’s coverage from Flemington and TAB facilities on site for those who fancy a flutter.

Sydneysiders can also celebrate Cup Day Festival at Barangaroo by securing a table at one of 14 restaurants and bars hosting lavish long lunches or cocktail-style soirees and broadcasting the race. Punters can gather friends or colleagues, book a table and indulge with a stellar vantage point for the Cup Day Festival at Barangaroo.

There’s a diverse range of cuisines and flavours to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Turkish, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Indian banquet menus are on offer at Anason, Born by Tapavino, Zushi, Muum Maam, Lotus Barangaroo, and Spiced by Billu’s. Those who love seafood can’t go past Cirrus or In the mood for mingling? The cocktail-style celebrations at NOLA, Untied, or Bel & Brio are the answer.

Cup Day Festival at Barangaroo features live entertainment along the waterfront all afternoon and through to 9pm. DJs with saxophone, percussion, and vocals ensure there’s a celebratory vibe for the entire event. Following the big race, Barangaroo continues to party with flamboyant DJ duo Sweet Mix Kids headlining the stage with a set that incorporates electronic drums and live instruments. DJ Mia Paris tops the night off with an incredible performance featuring live percussion.

There’s an array of fashion, beauty and lifestyle retailers at The Streets of Barangaroo to help everyone get ready for the ‘race that stops a nation’TM. Ladies should get in early to book hair, make-up, and nails and the same goes for gents looking for smart tailoring or a fresh look and hot towel shave.

Make a day of it, just pop down for the big race, or join in the celebrations after work. Celebrate Cup Day Festival at Barangaroo and you’ll wish the race was more than once a year.

For further details and the full list of participating restaurants visit