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20-29 January 2017

Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray has described the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth as “sensational” but he expects there will be some constructive criticism given at the annual community debrief on Wednesday 4 March.


Councillor Murray said the post event public discussion, to be held at Tamworth Community Centre (Darling Street) from 6pm to 8pm, gives any interested person the chance to have their say about the running of the annual Festival.


“This year's Festival set a new record for the number of events on offer, the biggest audience for some years attended the Golden Guitar Awards, many artists and venues reported sellout shows with about 50,000 people visiting Tamworth for the Festival,” he said.


“There have been a lot of positive comments, but there are always opportunities for making it even better.


“The community debrief is where those interested in the future of the Festival can raise concerns or offer suggestions for improvements.” Cr Murray said Council and other Festival stakeholders genuinely want feedback.


“I'm sure there will be some criticism as well as some compliments voiced at the meeting, but it's important to hear what people think,” Cr Murray said.


“The Festival is the region's major event - it's how we built our claim to be recognised as Australia's Country Music Capital - and it's important to continue developing it so it grows in the years ahead.”


Cr Murray expects traffic management to be among the issues raised at the meeting.