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18-27 January 2019

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser Country Music Busking Champion is Tim Scanlan

Tonight, the one man band from Traralgon (VIC), Tim Scanlan was named the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser Country Music Busking Champion in front of a huge 5,000 strong crowd in Toyota Park.


Tim started busking when he was seven and now travels the world busking all over sharing his music.


The championships are one of the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth’s most highly anticipated attractions, with hundreds of buskers taking part in the always hotly contested competition.


Many of those who take part hope to follow in the footsteps of Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, and Keith Urban who all started by busking on Peel Street.


Festival Manager Barry Harley said: “the Busking Championships are a great launch pad for aspiring musicians, and are one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth.”


The 2016 people choice winner GOLDHIEST was runner-up; ROSHANI the former Tamworth girl and x-factor contestant was second runner-up and Kimberly Gold who are performing in Tamworth for very first time were voting ‘People’s Choice’.


As winner of the 2017 Toyota Busking Championships Tim will take home some great prizes, plus an opportunity to perform at The Last Roundup, on Sunday, 29 January in Toyota Park, and a guest appearance the following year on the Opening Concert in 2018.