The Big Names
With over 700 performers & 2,800 shows over the 10-day festival, you’re spoilt choice when it comes to live music. This is your chance to see the big names in Australian country music, including Troy Cassar-Daley, The McClymonts & Lee Kernigan, while discovering new favourites at one of the many free concerts around town. For a full list of artist and events download the TCMF 2018 app from App Store or Google Play.
Peel Street, in the centre of town, is where you’ll find all the buskers competing to win the Toyota LandCruiser Country Music Busking Championships. Who knows, you may get a chance to watch the next Kasey Chambers or Keith Urban, just a couple of our biggest country stars to start their career busking on Tamworth’s “Boulevard of Dreams”.
Ever been curious about off-road driving, but not eager to get down and dirty? The custom built Toyota 4x4 Drive Track has been designed with hills, obstacles & leans, giving you a chance to test out some of Toyota’s latest SUVs in comfort and safety - all without leaving town. Don’t worry, you won’t be driving alone, an experienced 4x4 instruction will accompany you on your drive and keep you on track. Head on down to Kable Avenue just down from Peel Street (10am-5pm daily).
A trip to the festival is the perfect excuse to sample the local produce (and partake in a cooling ale or two). Our favourite stop is the Pig & Tinder Box, situated right in the heart of town. The menu includes a great range of share plates, wood-fired pizzas and classic pub food with a modern twist, all in the middle of the action. “The Pig” also offers a great range of boutique beers and an extensive wine list.
Situated about 20 minutes outside Tamworth, Goonoo Goonoo Station is an idyllic spot to relax after your time at the festival. The original station was established in 1831. This is where history meets luxury: buildings have been meticulously restored, preserving much of the original features, with interiors converted into luxurious havens. The property offers a wide range of accommodation options from double rooms in the Shearer’s Quarters complete with ensuite bathrooms and king beds up to the amazing five-bedroom Homestead.