Save the date: 14 - 23 January 2022

FAQs

FAQ's

1. What are the future dates for TCMF?

Friday  14 - Sunday 23 January 2022
Friday  13 - Sunday 22 January 2023
Friday  19 - Sunday 28 January 2024
Friday  17 - Sunday 26 January 2025
Friday  16 - Sunday 25 January 2026

2. Can I buy a ticket to the Festival? 

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is a festival experience like no other! The Festival is not gated so you do not need to purchase a ticket to attend.

From free shows every night in the park, to buskers, stalls, kids activities and street performers there is something for everyone! Choose from thousands of free and ticketed shows over the 10 days in the pubs, clubs and hotels around Tamworth. The whole of Tamworth is in full festival swing!

 

3. Where can I find information on performing artists?

Check out our Tickets page for gigs in the lead up and during Festival.
 
The Official Guide to the Tamworth Country Music Festival will be available from December each year and can be pre-purchase online here. 
 

4. How do I get involved in busking?

To busk during the Festival you must register. See the busking page for more info and to access the registration form.
 

5. When do tickets go on sale?

First round of show tickets go on sale online from 1 August each year.
 
Check out  Wests Entertainment GroupThe Pub Group and Entertainment Venues websites to see what shows are on sale!
 
 
Phone and pick-up sales are available for Entertainment Venues shows by calling:

Purchase in person during the Festival at:

  • The Capitol Theatre box office - Centerpoint Plaza, Peel Street Tamworth
  • Festival HQ aka: Tamworth Regional Council - Ray Walsh House, 437 Peel Street Tamworth
  • And the varying venues around Tamworth
 

6. Where can I see photos of the Festival?

Check out our social media streams for up to the minute pics during the Festival. Media representatives requiring photos, please email: info@tcmf.com.au
 

7. Are all events 18 years and over?

There are many family friendly shows and activities for children under the age of 18 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival!
Please check with each entertainment venue about age restrictions.
 

8. Can we bring the kids along?

Yes, bring the whole family! The Tamworth Country Music Festival is a family friendly event, with free concerts in Toyota Park (Bicentennial Park), the Toyota Country Music Fanzone stage in Fitzroy Street, busking and live entertainment, there is something for all ages.
 
Also check out our Family Zone which will have rides, entertainment and more in Kable Ave during the Festival.
 
 

9. Its January, can we still get accommodation?

In the lead up and during Festival, check accommodation here or call Tamworth Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6767 5300.
 

10. I am an artist. How do I secure a venue for a performance?

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is unlike any other festival - it is not a gated festival, artists need to seek and book their own performances. You can do so by contacting the venues directly or through a booking agent.
 

11. What do I need to bring to the Festival?

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Fold out chair or picnic rug for outdoor concerts
  • Driver’s licence or photographic identification. Registered Clubs and Hotels in NSW require proof of age and identification when entering some premises.

12. Where can I find more info about events and programs?

You will need the “Official Guide” to the Tamworth Country Music Festival. It features performers’ info, venues, dates and times plus ticketing information, festival bus timetables, venue details, latest CD and DVD releases, and more!
 
The Official Guide to the Tamworth Country Music Festival will be available from the start of January from the places highlighted above. 
 

13. Download the Festival App

  • Each year you can download the Festival App for iPhone and Android

14. Why is the Festival held in January?

Originally the festival was timed around the Australia Day Long Weekend which was the the third weekend in January and Monday was the holiday regardless when the 26th fell.

There was already some country music activity over that weekend from the late 60s and was deemed appropriate that the Golden Guitars be held then as well.  Sometime in the 80s the Government of the day moved Australia Day to be celebrated on the 26th which took away the automatic long weekend.  By this time the festival had grown into the 10 day event.

School holidays always finished at the end of January until that changed in the early 2000s

Thoughts about moving the date have been considered but there is no where in the year that can accommodate ten days. It is more appropriate to hold the Awards at the beginning of a year to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year and it is the cornerstone of the festival.  

 

Need more information

Please don't hesitate to contact us.
 
 

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.