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

20-29 January 2017


Talent Competitions & more



Some of the biggest names in country music perform in Tamworth during the Festival; there are a range of events which aim to discover the stars of tomorrow. The competitions are for singers, instrumentalists, poets, dancers, bands, songwriters and the youngest of performers.

Golden Guitars - Australian Country Music Awards of Australia

The CMAA Australian Country Music Awards of Australia are owned and managed by the Country Music Association of Australia. See our winners from the Golden Guitars at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Queen of Country Music Quest

The Queen of Country Music Quest is one of the longest standing traditions of the Tamworth Country Music Festival established in 1984 by the Tamworth Business Chamber as a promotional event for local business involvement in the annual Festival and aims to find two young women to act as ambassadors for the Tamworth region and the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
The Quest is currently in its best position ever with the community support behind the revival and takeover of the management of the quest by the Tamworth Sister City Committee.

Toyota LandCruiser Country Music Busking Championships

The Toyota LandCruiser Country Music Busking Championships have been designed to celebrate and recognise the talent in Peel Street during the festival. Registered buskers are judged throughout the week with a handful chosen to perform at the Best of the Buskers Concert on the final weekend of the festival.

Tamworth Songwriters' Association Annual Awards Presentation and Concert

The Tamworth Songwriters' Association conduct an annual competition for songwriters to test their songwriting skills against others and receive feedback for improvement.
For further information call 0409718391 or go to TSA website www.tsaonline.com.au

Toyota Star Maker

This event is held at the Tamworth Country Theatre (TRECC). Entries close in September.
Toyota Star Maker is Australia’s premier and most prestigious annual country music talent search. Aspiring artists are invited to compete for the coveted Toyota Star maker title and prize package including a full album deal and the 12 month use of a fully-serviced new Toyota car.
Phone: (02) 6768 5800
Email: starmaker@ruralpress.com


Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year

Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year - information and entry forms:
West Tamworth Leagues Club website

Phone: (02) 6765 7588


Tamworth Bush Poetry Competition

Jan Morris
Phone: (02) 6765 9478

Capital Country Music Association (CCMA) National Talent Quest

This talent quest has been running longer than the Festival. The event will be staged in January 2017 and entries are invited.
Phone: (02) 6762 7326
Capital Country Music Association (CCMA) website

Coca-Cola Battle of the Bands

The search for Tamworth Country Music Festival’s greatest band is on!
The famous festival's Coca-Cola Battle of the Bands competition is calling all bands to enter to compete for the title of 2017 Coca-Cola Battle of the Bands winner.
More information on the website.

People's Choice Awards

More information on the website.