Glitz and glamour for Bundaberg Pop-Up Polo


There will be plenty of glamour at the Bundaberg Pop-Up Polo event on 31 August 2019 with star Jordan Lamaison confirmed to compete and Kimberley Busteed judging fashions on the field.

Bundaberg Regional Council supported the Pop-Up Polo event application in April.

Organised by Events Queensland, directors Matt Turich, Peter Hawkins and Benito Zussino are bringing the popular spectator sport to the region following their first successful Pop-Up Polo in Rockhampton last year.

This year's event in Rockhampton was sold out.

Bundaberg Pop-Up Polo
Born to Uruguayan and Australian parents, Jordan Lamaison moved to Argentina at the age of 14 to learn the sport. He's coming to Bundaberg for the Pop-Up Polo event on 31 August. Source: Facebook

Council's sport and recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Helen Blackburn said Pop-Up Polo is popular and not to be missed.

“This is a very unique event for Bundaberg and one that will be sure to draw in the crowds,” Cr Blackburn said.

“The polo match will be ticketed with over 1500 people expected to attend.”

A social media campaign has begun to promote the Bundaberg event.

Organisers say: “After our sold out Rockhampton event wowed audiences in the Beef Capital, Pop-Up Polo moves to Bundaberg for its debut in the Rum City. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, so grab yours today and experience this inimitable event that is capturing the imagination of regional Queensland. Tickets:”

“We are thrilled to announce the participation of Jordan Lamaison (aka Keanu Reeves of Polo) at Bundaberg Pop-Up-Polo!

“One of regional Queensland's favourite daughters, Kimberley Busteed, will once again grace the marquees of Bundaberg ‘Pop-Up Polo' in her role as series ambassador and fashions on the field judge. Kimberley will be in Bundaberg in the coming weeks for Pop-Up Polo‘s official media launch. Stay tuned for where you might be able to catch the former Miss Universe Australia.”

Cr Blackburn said the event provides an opportunity to promote the region, with a professionally marketed video included in the event application.

“The Events Queensland team carry out extensive filming in the region in the lead-up to the event for promotion and content creation,” she said (see video above).

Bundaberg Pop-Up Polo
Kimberley Busteed will grace the marquees of Bundaberg Pop-Up Polo in her role as series ambassador and fashions on the field judge. Source: Facebook

“The footage from last year’s event is truly fantastic and highlights the many great aspects of the sport, and the positivity it brings to the town.

“We are very much looking forward to the opportunities that come with Pop-Up Polo.”

Cr Blackburn said the event had secured financial support from Bundaberg Regional Council, including in-kind assistance such as waste disposal and field preparation.

The event will be held at the Bundaberg Show Precinct, 65 Kendalls Road, on Saturday, 31 August 2019.

Ticket prices range from $39 in the Polo Lounge to $300 in the VIP Marquee.

Ticket details and inclusions

1. VIP Marquee

In this chic and vibrant lounge setting guests will sip premium beverages, enjoy an abundance of delicious cuisine and mingle in luxurious surrounds whilst viewing the action on the field from the very best location. With exclusive player interviews and expert host commentary, guests of the VIP Marquee will be at the heart of the polo action.


Luxurious interior, chic five-course canape-style menu, champagne, spirits, beer, wine and player interviews.

2. Polo Club

The Polo Club is a brand new hospitality asset designed as a mid-way point between the VIP Marquee, and the public Polo Lounge.

Tickets include a five-course canape style menu along with beverages. The Polo Club positions you in an intimate “private club” environment, providing the perfect vantage point from which to view all the action.


Premium interior, chic gourmet lunch, fine wines, beers and select spirits, as well as polo action and great company.

3. Polo Lounge

Meet star players and other Australian polo professionals in the casual beer garden setting of the Polo Lounge, from where you can enjoy the polo and revel in a relaxed environment. Individual tickets entitle the holder to entry, as well as additional entertainment such as Fashions on the Field, and the chance to win door prizes.

Substantial food and snacks will be available for purchase via the bar, together with your favourite beer, Bird in Hand wines premium spirits along with water and soft drink.


Meet the players, DJ, shaded beer garden, cash-bar for food and beverages, Fashions on the Field competition and lucky door prize giveaways. The Pop-Up Polo after party will take place in this marquee following the conclusion of the game.

Bundaberg Pop-Up Polo Cocktail Launch 

The official launch of Pop-Up Polo Bundaberg is taking place on the evening of Friday, 30 August. Be among the first to experience the VIP Marquee before the big day. You are invited to mingle with the players, sponsors, and key stakeholders while enjoying canapés prepared by an executive chef.

The evening will include live entertainment, team shirt presentations and player interviews.  Tickets are limited so don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this bespoke event.


Meet the players, live band, canapés, team presentation, luxurious VIP Marquee and complimentary drink on arrival.