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

19-28 January 2018

 

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.

 


 

Toyota Star Maker

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) 6767 5555
Email: info@starmaker.com.au
 
 

Battle of the Young Stars

If you are a talented musician or singer UNDER 17 you could be the next big winner of the Battle of the YoungStars. 
THREE SECTIONS Seniors 14-17 years. Intermediate 10-13 years. Junior 9 years & under. 
WIN a $200 voucher, Capital News subscription (valued at $60), plus supplementary prizes. Bragging rights as the Best YoungStar in Tamworth 2018.  
PLEASE NOTE: That you can only book one performance time and multiple bookings will be cancelled. 

 

 

Battle of the New Stars - New to 2018

This is a new section for the Coca-Cola Country and offers opportunities for any one over 18 years of age.  Including the special addition of the Golden Oldies category for those special entrants over 50 years of age. 
WIN a $200 voucher, Capital News subscription valued at $60, plus supplementary prizes. Bragging rights as the Best New Star and Best Golden Oldie in Tamworth 2018.  
PLEASE NOTE: That you can only book one performance time and multiple bookings will be cancelled. 

 

 

 

 

Battle of the Bands

Calling all country music bands, you could be the next big winner of the Coca-Cola Battle of the Bands. WIN $1000 CASH PRIZE Plus a paid gig at one of The Pub Group's venues, promotion in Australia's only month country music magazine - Country Capital News, bragging rights as the Best Band in Tamworth 2018.


 

 

Battle of the Bluegrass

One of the Tamworth Country Music Festival’s foundation events, the Coca-Cola Country concerts, a foot-stomping talent quest – the 2018 Battle of the Bluegrass From a field of four finalists from each section, (fiddle, banjo and guitar) the Battle of the Bluegrass showcases the power and passion in Australian bluegrass performance. 
Winners each receive a $200 voucher, Capital News subscription, certificate and ‘bragging rights’ as the Best Under 17 and Best Senior Bluegrass Players at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music 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

 

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
 

Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards

The Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards give "the people" the right to vote and have a say in who they believe is the best.

 

The 2018 Awards will be announced at a gala presentation in January.

 

More information on the website.