Country Ballads

Tamworth Regional Council — 4 March 2022
Get ready for the Tamworth Country Music Festival’s 50th anniversary!

Forget Tamworth in January! We’re now heading to the country music capital in April, with the rescheduled 50th anniversary of the Tamworth Country Music Festival set to be an autumn edition. Thanks to COVID-19, you can forget the 40-degree temperatures and caravan air-conditioning. Now you can enjoy buskers, line dancers, and Australia’s biggest country music stars in much milder temperatures.

The April installment of the Tamworth Country Music Festival is set to be just as big and bring just as many stars, with the likes of Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Lee Kernaghan, and John Williamson all confirmed for the new timeslot. The 2022 Festival will live up to its name as the largest music festival in Australia, the largest country music festival in the southern hemisphere, and among the top 10 festivals in the world.

Running from 18 to 24 April 2022, the festival will see hundreds of artists performing across several venues in the city. A favourite with motorhome travellers, caravanners, and campers alike, the festival has something for every age group, lifestyle, and caters well to nomadic visitors. The well-known Riverside campground will be up and running again, with local caravan parks and Wallaroo pre-pitched tents offering plenty of accommodation options.

The festival has always remained true to its country roots offering a mix of traditional, Americana, blues, roots, alt-country, bluegrass, and much more. FanZone will also return in April, giving festivalgoers a chance to get up close to their favourite stars. At night, the festival will come alive with dazzling performances across the city.

Aside from all the fantastic country music entertainment, there is so much more to this festival experience. Tamworth’s main thoroughfare, Peel Street, will showcase buskers, street art, street performers, and market stalls. A dedicated food zone allows festivalgoers to sample all kinds of cuisines and there is plenty of family fun to be had with carnival rides, show bags, and games in the Family Zone — all adding up to an unforgettable experience.

In April 2022, the Tamworth Country Music Festival will celebrate a remarkable 50 years. Launching the careers of some of Australia’s biggest country music stars such as Keith Urban, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, and Lee Kernaghan, the festival will celebrate the past, present, and future of the industry. Country music’s night of nights — the Golden Guitar Awards — will also be held in April, when the stars strut the red carpet and appear on stage as presenters, performers, or join the ranks of more than 400 Golden Guitar winners. The Golden Guitar Awards is the nation’s longest running music awards event and the pinnacle event of the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth each year.

Head to for more information and to check out the number of accommodation options available, including Wallaroo pre-pitched tents and Riverside Camping Grounds, where you can secure your motorhome or caravan site. You won’t want to miss it


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