Clayfield and Ascot Celebrate Mekka Wednesday at Doomben Racecourse

Right after Ekka hits Brisbane, Mekka Wednesday will hit the Doomben Racecourse in Ascot on the 16th of August. It will be another holiday filled with live entertainment and heart-stopping live races. Soak in the festival vibe amongst the pumping crowd during this epic party at the races.

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Tkay Maidza will headline the Main Stage performances. Young Franco and Kuren will also heat up the stage with their music and performances.

Fashion on the Field is back this year! Dress to impress and be crowned as the King and Queen of the Track. Everyone can walk the trackside catwalk for free. Just head to the registration desk, sign up, and grab your contestant number.

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At this event, even the food will be trendy! Food trucks will offer the tastiest options, including Hogs Breath Cafe and The BBQ Joint. Pop-up bars keep your thirst at bay.

Pamper stations, where you can re-touch your hair and makeup, will be available for free. It’s not easy to look selfie-ready all the time, while partying and having all the fun.

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Here are some of the important details you need to remember before heading to the Mekka Wednesday.



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General Admission is $40 per head for tickets that bought online. Buy tickets online and save on gate prices. Avoid the hassle of queueing up at the site.

Trackside Private Marquee tickets ($70 per head) and Private Suites tickets ($190 per head) are still on sale, but VIP Party tickets are already sold out.

View ticket information here.


Opening Hours

Doomben gates will open at 11:00 a.m. and will close at 5:00 p.m. There will be enough time to take in the entertainment and take in some refreshments before the first race, which is scheduled to begin at 12:34 p.m. The last race is at 4:38 p.m.



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On event day, there will be some changes on the timetables of both trains and buses. Visit the Translink Journey Planner for detailed timetables.

The bus heading to Doomben is the Route 301 bus. You can catch the bus at Sandgate Road at Noble Street, Stop 31/30 on Clayfield and get off at Nudgee Road at Hampden Street, Stop 33 on Ascot. The bus stop is only a two-minute walk away from the racecourse.

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Traveling via train will only take 6 minutes from the Clayfield Station to the Doomben Station, which is only a five-minute walk to the racecourse.

There are taxi ranks at the Hampden Street, while the Uber pick-up and drop-off point is at the the Gate 2 Float Car Park.



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All car parking is free. Public car parking is accessible via Gate 2 on Nudgee Road at Doomben Racecourse, while the disabled parking spaces are at the Gate 5 car park.

The Doomben Members Infield car park on Gate 2 is the only open member car park. A BRC membership card should be presented upon entry.

Mekka Wednesday is an 18+ event.

Visit the event page for more details.