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Tamworth Regional Council and McDonalds announce major Toyota Country Music Festival partnership

14 October 2021

Today, TAMWORTH, NSW – Tamworth Regional Council is proud to announce McDonald's Australia as a major partner of the Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth.  

The partnership will include the title sponsorship of a major stage and talent contest, providing the opportunity for young country music artists to display their talent and kick start their musical journey. 

In addition, the partnership will showcase local farmers who supply to Macca’s, as well as local franchisees who continue to play a critical role in driving the success of the McDonald’s business. 

Barry Harley, Manager, Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth Regional Council, said: "We are delighted to welcome Macca’s to the Festival as a major partner.

“This partnership, along with our other dedicated sponsors, ensures the Toyota Country Music Festival can continue to support and showcase Australian country music talent to our community, visitors, and the world." 

For 50 years, Tamworth has been proudly supporting Australian country music talent and this year, McDonald’s is also celebrating 50 years of supporting its customers, people and communities in Australia.  

David McMullen, Market Director (NSW), McDonald’s Australia, said: "As the largest employer of young people in the country, we are committed to supporting the next generation and setting them up for future success.  

“We are proud to partner with Tamworth Regional Council to support home-grown music talent and showcase our incredible Aussie suppliers and farmers. 

“Every year McDonald’s invests approximately one billion dollars into purchasing locally-sourced, quality ingredients from over 15,000 farmers from across the country. 

We look forward to being part of the festival and creating feel-good moments for the community and visitors to enjoy.”

Held over ten days from 14 – 23 January 2022, the 50th Anniversary of the Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth will be an immersive celebration offering something for everyone with a mix of traditional, Americana, blues, roots, Alt-country, bluegrass, honky-tonk, and much more.   

The Macca’s Stage will be located at the Festival Family Zone and will operate from 11 am – 2 pm each day.   

For further information and to purchase tickets, visit

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.