IPSWICH CUP: Tickets go on sale for race day's marquee event

UPDATE: Tickets are now on sale for the Ipswich Cup's newest marquee attraction.

The full artist line up for the infield festival will be announced later today.

Mexican beer giant Corona will host its own marquee this year with tickets expected to sell out fast.  

The Corona marquee will be home to the famed DJ dance party in the popular infield section of the racetrack.

Last week, Ipswich Turf Club revealed details on all packages, see below for more information.

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Keen for this year's Ipswich Cup?

Well get ready because tickets will go on sale within the next few weeks.

Today, the racetrack released details on packages for the June 16, 2018 event.

From today, the turf club will begin taking expressions of interest.

This year's infield events will feature "a very exciting artist" although the staff at the Ipswich Turf Club were tight-lipped on who that would be ahead of the major announcement.

If you've imagined yourself in a private marquee, be warned space is a premium.

Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching said 50 marquees had already booked out.

On the day, he's expecting about 20,000 people through the gates.

Mr Kitching said the release of package details would give punters and party-goers the chance to decide which package best suits them.

This year there's a new kid on the block.

Mexican beer giant Corona will host its own marquee on the infield, including a DJ.

The turf club's Claire Power said all the performers would be announced next week.

"We've got a really fantastic feature performer lined up and some great acts," Ms Power.

"We're really excited to have them on board.

"There's also been some recent work to the area where we set up the Pimms marquee to increase the grass area."

The biggest event on Ipswich's social calendar has continuously grown each year with record crowds and strong entries in the Fashions on Field competition.

This year's packages will be similar to previous years with the return of the popular Lazy Bear Hill Party near the viewing terrace which has proved popular.

Last year, the first packages to sell out were the Grandstand marquee, the Bundaberg Rum Home Turn Experience package and the Infield private marquees.

General admission is $20, or $25 on the day.

 

The packages

Lazy Bear Hill Party package: $120 

This year's exciting Lazy Bear area will be like having the best backyard party you can imagine while taking in the best views of the track. 

Location: Upper viewing terrace

Includes;

  • Entry to the track
  • Access to the after party and live band
  • six hour beverage package from 11am to 5pm
  • three hour buffet of party finger food
  • Beverage package includes beer wine and spirits 

Drinks package

Beer Corona, Corona Ligera, Great Northern Original, Great Northern Super Crisp, Wild Yak, Little Green Cider.  

Wine Sirromet Vineyard Selection red and white wine and sparkling.  

Spirits Lazy Bear Dry & Lime.  

Non-alcoholic A variety of Schweppes soft drinks and water.  

 

Corona Infield Marquee package: $160

Enjoy the infield music festival while watching the races.

Location: Infield public marquee. a large marquee for people who want to buy into a marquee package without securing their own private marquee.

Includes; 

  • Entry to the track
  • Access to the DJ festival
  • Access to the after party and live band
  • six hour beverage package from 11am to 5pm
  • three hour buffet of party finger food
  • Beverage package includes beer wine and spirits (see below for specifics on beverages) 

Drinks package

Beer Corona, Corona Ligera, Great Northern Original, Great Northern Super Crisp, Wild Yak, Little Green Cider.  

Wine Sirromet Vineyard Selection red and white wine and sparkling.  

Spirits Premix RTD drinks of Bundaberg Rum & Cola, Johnnie Walker Scotch & Cola, Bulleit Bourbon & Cola, Lazy Bear Dry & Lime, and UDL vodka flavours.  

Non-alcoholic A variety of Schweppes soft drinks and water.

 

PIMM'S Lawn Party: $175 

The acoustic music makes you feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy the action of the live races.

Location: 1866 Bar - below Viewing Terrace

Includes; 

  • Entry to the track
  • Live music 
  • Access to the after party and live band
  • six hour beverage package from 11am to 5pm
  • three hour premium finger food package

Drinks package

Beer Corona, Corona Ligera, Great Northern Original, Great Northern Super Crisp, Wild Yak, Little Green Cider.  

Wine Sirromet Vineyard Selection red and white wine and sparkling.  

Spirits Premix RTD drinks of Bundaberg Rum & Cola, Johnnie Walker Scotch & Cola, Bulleit Bourbon & Cola, Lazy Bear Dry & Lime, Smirnoff Ice Red, PIMM'S Lemonade & Ginger Ale.  

Non-alcoholic A variety of Schweppes soft drinks and water.

 

Bundaberg Rum Home Turn Experience package: $185 

Enjoy your day at the races from the raised, trackside deck in our premium marquee.  

Location: The grandstand side of the track, at the last turn as the horses race down the straight. 

Includes; 

  • Entry to the track
  • Access to the after party and live band
  • six hour beverage package from 11am to 5pm
  • Premium poured spirits
  • three hour premium finger food package

Drinks package

Beer Stella Artois and Corona

Wine Sirromet Vineyard Selection red and white wine and sparkling.  

Spirits Range of premium spirit based drinks & cocktails, Premix RTD drinks of Bundaberg Rum & Cola, Johnnie Walker Scotch & Cola, Bulleit Bourbon & Cola, Lazy Bear Dry & Lime, PIMMS Lemonade & Ginger Ale, and Smirnoff Red.  

Non-alcoholic A variety of Schweppes soft drinks and water.

 

Grandstand Private Marquees: $165 per person

A private marquee with trackside view of the racing in the home straight. You require a minimum of 40 guests to host a private Grandstand Marquee.

Location: Grandstand side of the track.

Includes;

  • Entry to the track
  • Access to the after party and live band
  • six hour beverage package from 11am to 5pm
  • three hour standard finger food package

Drinks package

Beer Corona, Corona Ligera, Great Northern Original, Great Northern Super Crisp, Wild Yak, Little Green Cider.  

Wine Sirromet Vineyard Selection red and white wine and sparkling.  

Spirits Premix RTD drinks of Bundaberg Rum & Cola, Johnnie Walker Scotch & Cola, Bulleit Bourbon & Cola, Lazy Bear Dry & Lime, and UDL vodka flavours.  

Non-alcoholic A variety of Schweppes soft drinks and water.

 

Infield Private Marquees: $160

These private marquees have access to the DJ festival as well as a trackside view of the racing in the home straight. You require a minimum of 40 guests to host a private Infield Marquee. 

Location: Infield

Includes;

  • Entry to the track
  • Access to the DJ festival
  • Access to the after party and live band
  • six hour beverage package from 11am to 5pm
  • three hour standard finger food package

Drinks package

Beer Corona, Corona Ligera, Great Northern Original, Great Northern Super Crisp, Wild Yak, Little Green Cider.

Wine Sirromet Vineyard Selection red and white wine and sparkling.  

Spirits Premix RTD drinks of Bundaberg Rum & Cola, Johnnie Walker, Scotch & Cola, Bulleit Bourbon & Cola, Lazy Bear Dry & Lime, and UDL vodka flavours.  

Non-alcoholic A variety of Schweppes soft drinks and water.