Tamworth Country Music Festival Logo

Australia's Largest Music Festival. 10 days. 700 Artists. 2800+ Events

20-29 January 2017


1. What are the future dates for TCMF?

  • 20 - 29 January 2017


2. Can I buy a ticket to the Festival? 

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is a festival experience like no other! The Festival is not gated so you do not need to purchase a ticket to attend.

From free shows every night in the park, to buskers, stalls, kids activities and street performers there is something for everyone! Choose from 2,800+ free and ticketed shows over the 10 days in the pubs, clubs and hotels around Tamworth. The whole of Tamworth is in full festival swing!


3. Where can I find information on performing artists?

Check out our events page for gigs in the lead up and during Festival.
The Official Guide to the Tamworth Country Music Festival will be available from December each year at www.tamworthcountrymusic.com.au and can be purchased through local newsagents and the Visitor Information Centre or by contacting Rural Press Events on (02) 6768 5800. Rural Press Events also build an app for iPhone and Android.

4. How do I get involved in busking?

To busk during the Festival you must register. Applications are now open - see the busking page for more info and to access the registration form.

5. When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale online from 1 October each year.
Check out  Wests Entertainment GroupThe Pub Group and Entertainment Venues websites to see what shows are on sale!
Phone and pick-up sales are available for Entertainment Venues shows from 1 November through:

Purchase in person during the Festival at:

  • Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre - 2-8 The Ringers Rd, Tamworth NSW 2340
  • The Capitol Theatre box office - Centerpoint Plaza, Peel Street Tamworth
  • Festival HQ aka: Tamworth Regional Council - Ray Walsh House, 437 Peel Street Tamworth
  • And the varying venues around Tamworth

6. Where can I see photos of the Festival?

Check out our social media streams for up to the minute pics during the Festival. Media representatives requiring photos, please email: info@tcmf.com.au

7. Are all events 18 years and over?

There are many family friendly shows and activities for children under the age of 18 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival!
Please check with each entertainment venue about age restrictions.

8. Can we bring the kids along?

Yes, bring the whole family! The Tamworth Country Music Festival is a family friendly event, with free concerts in Toyota Park (Bicentennial Park), the Toyota Country Music Fanzone stage in Fitzroy Street, busking and live entertainment, there is something for all ages.
Also check out our Family Zone which will have rides, entertainment and more in Kable Ave during the Festival.
Click here for more info on our family fun activities!

9. Its January, can we still get accommodation?

In the lead up and during Festival, check accommodation here or call Tamworth Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6767 5300.

10. I am an artist. How do I secure a venue for a performance?

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is unlike any other festival - it is not a gated festival, artists need to seek and book their own performances. You can do so by contacting the venues directly or through a booking agent.

11. What do I need to bring to the Festival?

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Fold out chair or picnic rug for outdoor concerts
  • Driver’s licence or photographic identification. Registered Clubs and Hotels in NSW require proof of age and identification when entering some premises.

12. Where can I find more info about events and programs?

You will need the “Official Guide” to the Tamworth Country Music Festival. It features performers’ info, venues, dates and times plus ticketing information, festival bus timetables, venue details, latest CD and DVD releases, and more!
The Official Guide to the Tamworth Country Music Festival will be available from the start of January from Rural Press Events, phone: (02) 6768 5800 (advance mail orders/postage applies) or the Official Guide link above, Tamworth Visitor Information Centre, The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre and local newsagencies.

13. Download the Festival App

  • Each year you can download the Festival App for iPhone and Android

14. What is Country Music Fanzone?

The Country Music Fanzone website is a year-round resource for all things Country Music in Australia.


Proudly supported by Toyota, Fanzone is not only a website, it’s an experience during the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival where fans can rub shoulders with their favourite Country Music artists.


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