Melanie C of the Spice Girls set to DJ the Melbourne Cup Carnival

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Melanie C of the Spice Girls set to DJ the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melanie C
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The one and only Sporty Spice will be bumping beats at the TAB Champions Stakes Day.

Melanie C AKA Mel C AKA Sporty Spice will be making her way to Melbourne for the first time in more than 20 years to play a set at the coveted Melbourne Cup Carnival.

She’ll take the stage as the headliner of TAB Champions Stakes Day on Saturday, November 5.

Melbourne Cup Entertainment Lineup

  • Crooked Colours
  • Felix Da Housecat
  • Groove City
  • Jax Jones
  • John Course and Karina Charvez
  • Kah-lo
  • Late Nite Tuff Guy
  • Melanie C
  • Odd Mob
  • Running Touch DJ Set
  • Sneaky Sound System
  • Tommy Trash
  • Tonite Only
  • Topic

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Live Nation has expressed that Mel C’s performance at the carnival will be part of a wider Australian tour with more dates expected to be announced soon, but it’ll be the only stop the artist makes in Melbourne.

Following the break up of the Spice Girls in 2000, Mel C branched out on her own. Throughout her solo career, she’s never left the spotlight – with eight solo studio albums behind her, a stint on television and more UK number-one hits than any other female artist in chart history, she has a legacy that’s impossible to match.

In recent years, she’s been gaining a reputation on the international party circuit as an impressive DJ, playing everywhere from Ibiza to Glastonbury.

Joining her on the lineup will be fellow DJs London’s Jax Jones and German-Croatian Topic. After stepping into the public eye with a feature on Duke Dumont’s number-one single I Got U, Jax Jones has won over the hearts of fans with his club bangers and deep, tropical house sound.

Best known for his certified platinum track, Topic is expected to bring an eclectic set full of thumping progressive house and future bass.

The entertainment by Mel C, Jax Jones and Topic will only be accessible to those who choose the Palooza package or higher when buying Melbourne Cup tickets.

For more information on the Melbourne Cup Carnival and to get your hands on tickets, head here