Save the date: 19 – 28 JANUARY 2024



registrations open

The Toyota Country Music Busking Championships is one of the most anticipated aspects of the Festival each year - up to 400 buskers performing on Tamworth’s “Boulevard of Dreams” in Peel Street.

Some of the buskers are here in the hope that they’ll be spotted for their talent and follow in the footsteps of some of country’s biggest stars. Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, and of course Keith Urban all started by busking on Peel Street.

Some buskers, however, are just here to experience all the fun and excitement of the Festival. Whatever your reason for busking, get ready to register for one of the biggest busking events in the world!

Did you know...?

Busking is totally free! Though registration is required for identification and insurance purposes. 

The Toyota Busking Championships, Tamworth

Each year, ten buskers are chosen by judges and invited to perform at the Toyota Busking Championships in Toyota Park on the last weekend of the festival. Buskers compete for a cash prize, as well as the coveted People's Choice. The People's Choice Prize is voted by audience members via SMS.

PRIZES for 2024

1st Place: $2000 + x2 $500 paid gigs at The Courthouse Hotel TCMF 2025 + Opening Concert paid gig + Jands Everse8 PA System
2nd Place: $1500 + x1 $500 paid gig at The Courthouse Hotel TCMF 2025
3rd Place: $1000 + x1 $500 paid gig at The Courthouse Hotel TCMF 2025
4th-10th Place: $200
People’s Choice Award: A $1000 voucher and Brand Ambassador contract with Rusty & Dusty Clothing



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It all starts on the streets of Tamworth!




For further information please contact:


Phone: (02) 6767 5555

Tamworth Regional Council acknowledges the Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi people, who are the Traditional Custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in and visiting our region.