Save the date: 13 - 22 January 2023



The Toyota Country Music Festival is synonymous with the word party.

Mates? Tick.
Dancefloors? Tick.
Delicious food and cool drinks? Tick.
Music? Tick tick tick.

Come January  the biggest names of the Australian country music industry will walk the streets and rub shoulders with the thousands of fans who make the pilgrimage through the sky, along the roads and click clacking on the train tracks, gathering for 10 sun-soaked days of anthems and a belter of a good time.

Here are our top tips for having the time of your life at the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth:

  • Good ole' fashion Pub Crawl
    With over 120 venues taking part in the festival, it makes for one hell of a pub crawl. Our suggestions in close proximitey to the CBD are The Court House Hotel, the Family Hotel, the Post Office Hotel, the Imperial Hotel, Joe Maguires Pub, the Locomotive Hotel, the Longyard Hotel, the Oasis Hotel, the Southgate Inn, the Tamworth Hotel, The Albert Hotel and The Pub. You can check out the full list of venues here
  • Jump on the bus
    No more scissors, paper, rock on who has to be designated driver for the night with the Festival Express! A bus service that runs at regular intervals for the full 10 days of the festival which lets you move from venue to venue with ease. Plus its cheap, buy a 10 day wristband for only $40 or $15 for a daily wristband, which gives you unlimited rides! Click here for more information on schedules
  • Ride 'em Cowboy
    Get into the real country spirit with a trip to the AELEC for the ABCRA National Finals showcasing elite Rodeo and Campdraft action. P.S. Yes there are bar and canteen facilities available! Click here for more information

This is a place where new friends are made at the bar and old ones are embraced under the glinting Golden Guitar, where days are whiled away discovering exciting new talent and nights spent dancing on sticky pub floors and the cool grass of Bicentennial park under a velvet dome of stars.

This is Tamworth, and the Toyota Country Music Festival. 

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.