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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 digitally.

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 Dusty & Rusty Clothing

Busking map and exclusion zones

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It all starts on the streets of Tamworth!

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