The Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar is the ultimate trackside location at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival, with bespoke cocktails and music by Australia’s top DJs on Derby, Cup, Oaks and Stakes Days in 2014.


Dance up a storm on AAMI Victoria Derby Day to tunes by two-time ARIA Award winner Grant Smillie, who holds the record for the most time spent in the Australian club chart top 10, with his track Flaunt It.


Fresh from a DJ tour of the West Coast of the USA where he opened for Tony Junior and Breathe Carolina, Didier Cohen (Australia’s Next Top Model) will play a special guest set on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 4 November.

Flair bartenders Bradley Dickman & Dennis Gray

MINX, the DJ who spun at the 2013 Grammy Awards after-party in Los Angeles and the Brit Awards after-party in London, playing tunes to Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Tinie Tempah, will perform on Crown Oaks Day.

Yo! MAFIA will perform on Emirates Stakes Day. MAFIA has supported big names in music including Stevie Wonder, Iggy Azalea, De La Soul, Ice Cube, Salt’n’Pepa, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg and Vanilla Ice.

 Flair bartenders Bradley Dickman & Dennis Gray

Located in general admission on Level 1 of the Hill Stand the Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar – one of the carnival’s best-kept secrets – is open to all race-goers.


The Schweppes Flemington Fling was unveiled as the official cocktail of the carnival in 2010. It has since proved to be a hit with race-goers with close to 12,000 Flemington Fling cocktails served last year. A refreshing mix ofSmirnoff Vodka, mint and lime built over ice and topped up with Schweppes Agrum Blood Orange, it is served to order in the Fling Bar.

Flemington Fling Step 1

Other cocktails on the Flemington Fling Bar menu include the G&T&G – the classic with gin and Schweppes Tonic Water, with a zesty dash of grapefruit bitters. And for the gents, try Bring Back The Mac – an unusual but delicious combination of Johnnie Walker Red Label, ginger infused wine, topped with Schweppes Dry Ginger Ale.


The design aspects of the Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar will create a celebratory atmosphere of colour and contrast: inside, a panelled wooden bar introduces a touch of industrial feel, with fresh flower blooms in vibrant hues lending pops of colour.Patrons can stake out a prime position at a tall table on the spacious balcony.


Flemington Fling Bar:

AAMI Victoria Derby Day: Saturday 1st November, open 10.30am until 5.10pm

DJs: Kate Greer, 10.30am; Grant Smillie, 3.10pm


Emirates Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 4th November, open 10.00am until 5.15pm

DJs: Lucille Croft, 10am; Didier Cohen, 2pm; Sarah Roberts, 3pm


Crown Oaks Day: Thursday 6th November, open 11.15am until 5.45pm

DJs: Sarah Roberts, 11.15am; Minx, 3.45pm


Emirates Stakes Day: Saturday 8th November, open 11.15am until 5.45pm

DJs: Kate Greer, 11.15am; Yo!MAFIA, 3.45pm


Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar

Level 1, Hill Stand

Flemington Racecourse

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