Save the date: 14 - 23 January 2022



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!

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.

Did you know...?

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

Busking at TCMF2022

Busking registrations are now open. Click the register here link at the top and bottom of page.

Busking Map and Exclusion Zones

Click here to view map


It all starts on the streets of Tamworth!



Previous Toyota Busking Championships Winners include:

2020: Naomi Connell

2019: Rhys Crimmin


For further information please contact:


Phone: (02) 6767 5555

Something for Everyone

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.