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Amazing First Line Up Announced For Tamworth ’24



In January 2024, Tamworth will host the nation’s largest live country music event, welcoming some of the biggest and brightest stars for a 10-day celebration. The first line up of artists and ticketed shows for the 52nd Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival has been announced, featuring accomplished artists such as Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Harvey, Brooke McClymont, Adam Eckersley, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Casey Barnes, Fanny Lumsden, Amber Lawrence, John Williamson, Graeme Connors, Andrew Swift, Ashleigh Dallas, Loren Ryan, Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham, and Shane Nicholson. The Festival will kick off on 19 January 2024 with the Opening Concert in Toyota Park, followed by 10 epic nights of free entertainment and the prestigious Toyota Golden Guitar Awards on 27 January at the Tamworth Entertainment and Conference Centre.

The 52nd Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival is scheduled to commence on 19 January 2024, commencing with the Opening Concert at Toyota Park, the festival’s largest venue. This event will feature 10 nights of remarkable entertainment, including the highly anticipated 2024 Toyota Star Maker Grand Final and the Toyota Best of the Buskers competition. Additionally, the Toyota FanZone will offer a multitude of performances by numerous artists, all free of charge, within the main Festival precinct.

One of the highlights of the festival is the esteemed Toyota Golden Guitar Awards, which will take place on Saturday 27 January at the Tamworth Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC). This prestigious event not only celebrates the excellence in recording within the country music industry but also showcases the finest talents in Australian country music. The evening will be hosted by the acclaimed Tania Kernaghan, a recipient of multiple Golden Guitar Awards and a nominee for the esteemed ARIA award. Joining her as co-host will be Jason Owen, a nominee for the 2014 Golden Guitar Award.

“For more than five decades, the home and heart of Australian country music has welcomed some of the country’s biggest stars and emerging talent. The Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival is the nation’s premier country music event and we cannot wait to welcome fans and artists in January 2024.”

Barry Harley, Festival Manager

A highlight of the 2024 Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival will be the Orchestral Country concert, which will see some of Australia’s best country stars take to the stage to perform with a 30-piece orchestra led by conductor, George Ellis. In addition to some of the Festival’s headline acts, artists also performing include ten-time Golden Guitar award winner Lyn Bowtell, 2023 Video of the Year winner Luke O’Shea, multi-Golden Guitar winner Darren Coggan and Golden Guitar winner and ARIA nominated, Catherine Britt.

Travis Collins’ One of Them Nights concert will be an epic Australia Day party, featuring country pop artist and forming member of ARIA award winning band Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, The Voice 2022 contestant Lane Pittman and emerging talent Sara Berki.

Country music icon Melinda Schneider will perform at the Capitol Theatre during the 52nd Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival, as well as The Weeping Willows and The Whitlam’s Black Stump Band.

Moonshiners will welcome 2023 Toyota Star Maker Loren Ryan, Andrew Swift, Mickey Pye, Darlinghurst, Jake Davey, Gretta Ziller, Liam Brew, and Colin Lillie & Billie-Jo Porter. While the Longyard Hotel will see performances from Casey Barnes, The Bushwackers, Lyn Bowtell & her Famous Friends, Sara Storer, Viper Creek Band and The Pigs. 

Playing at West Tamworth Leagues Club in 2024 will be headline acts Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Amber Lawrence and Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley, as well as Brian Cadd together with The Long and Short of It, The Hillbilly Goats, 2023 Toyota Star Maker finalist Kiara Rodrigues, Duncan Toombs, Paul Costa, festival funny man Darren Carr & Other Dummies, Amos Morris, and Doug Bruce and the Tailgaters.

The Tamworth Town Hall will host the iconic James Blundell, blues and roots duo Busby Marou and Amber Joy Poulton in Coal Miner’s Daughter, as well as the 80’s & 90’s Country Dance Party, on Monday 22 January, which will see husband and wife, Travis List and Kristy Cox return from Nashville, to perform alongside Roo Arcus, Jeremy Turner, TC Cassidy and many more to bring some country classics to life.

Toyota Australia Chief Marketing Officer, Vin Naidoo said it is an honour to be a major sponsor of the festival for the 32nd year and to support such an incredible line-up of artists.

“On behalf of Toyota Australia, we are looking forward to another summer celebrating the many talented country music artists, from rising stars to iconic country music legends, at the 2024 Toyota Country Music Festival.”

Other ticketed shows include Andy Penkow & Donella Waters, Victoria McGee, Melissa Bajric, Amber Joy Poulton & The Holy Men, Music For McGrath in aid of the McGrath Foundation, The Tamworth Opry, The Ultimate Bluegrass Pickin’ Party with Kristy Cox, The Crooked Button Band, The Golden Fiddle Awards & Showcase, Kevin Sullivan & The Sulli-Vans, The Maton Guitar Showcase, The Roy Orbison Story, Country Turns Pink Fundraiser, LBS Records Music Shows featuring Lindsay Butler and Shaza Leigh, Travellin’ Still, and Fibbers’ Charity Concert for Ronald McDonald House.

The Golden Gig, Sponsored by Macca’s young talent quest will also return for the 52nd Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival, as well as the popular Toyota Zone and Family Zone.

The first line up of ticketed shows and the 52nd Toyota Golden Guitar Awards will go on sale on 7 July 2023, with hundreds more free and ticketed shows and venues line ups to be announced in the coming months!

Head to the Festival website for more information.  

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Kip Moore Announces Return To AU & NZ



As part of his Nomad World Tour, multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Kip Moore will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in September and October, and country music fans couldn’t be more thrilled to have him here.

For his fifth Australian tour, Kip is performing nine massive headline shows in cities including Christchurch, Auckland, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Thirroul, and Brisbane as part of his Nomad World Tour.

On Monday, March 25th at 4pm local time, Frontier Members will have access to the presale tickets. The general onsale will start on Wednesday, March 27th at 4pm local time. Check out for all the tour details and reservations!

Kip Moore’s southern charm remains as smooth as ever; he last visited Australia and New Zealand for a sell-out headline tour in 2023, which included a spectacular headline performance at CMC Rocks QLD. Arenas and theatres around the nation are going to go ballistic when the genre-bending songsmith returns, as his legion of devoted followers are begging for more.

After launching his career in 2012 with the release of Up All Night, Kip got off to a roaring start. The project became an immediate hit, going platinum in the US, and was praised as “the best by a new country artist this year” (Taste of Country). As the next decade rolled along, Kip’s highly awaited fifth studio album, Damn Love, was released in 2023 to millions of albums sold and over 2.9 billion streams globally. This album, which Kip Moore co-produced, features thirteen songs that demonstrated his skill as a songwriter and musician once again, solidifying his position as a dominant force in the country music industry.

Known worldwide for his electrifying live performances and distinctive sound, Kip Moore is an absolutely extraordinary performer. This past year, he reached a new peak in his career with over 44,000 tickets sold in South Africa. He played to sold-out stadiums in Pretoria and Cape Town, ushered in a new era for country music, and even debuted the Cape Town Country Music Festival.

The dynamic troubadour will devote the most of 2024 to his craft, playing headlining concerts and festival appearances across North America before making a late-year trek to Australia and New Zealand.

In recent years, “Kip Moore” has amassed a legion of devoted fans around the world. Riding high on the enthusiasm and interest of his massive global fan base – A A Nashville Soundscape

“Becoming one of the most consistent and potent live draws in country music, and not only in the US. Performing to packed houses in countries like Australia and Canada, he is a shining example of the organic performance art that the most commercially successful acts in his field tend to ignore in favour of stagecraft.”

Rolling Stone

James Johnston, a local hero, has had remarkable success with his boot-stomping songs about life in the country. He has joined Kip in performing in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. James has risen to prominence as one of Australia’s most popular country music singers on streaming services, riding high on the success of his groundbreaking debut album RAISED LIKE THAT and the rest of 2023. His unassuming demeanour, high-energy live performance, and indisputable talent will propel him to international stardom.

New Zealand, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Canberra will be graced by the melodic sounds of Sons Of The East, a local indie folk duo. With over 300 million streams and sold-out concerts in Australia and across the globe, Sons Of The East are an incredible independent success story. Palomar Parade, their outstanding debut album, showcases their energetic sound and helps them carve out a distinct niche among their peers.

Kip Moore, who has defied genre expectations in country music, returns to Australia and New Zealand to the delight of his devoted fans. In September and October, he will be performing at two of his most notable concerts to date.

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Tamworth ’24 App Launches, Promising a Revolutionary Music Festival Experience



Country music enthusiasts and festival-goers have a new reason to celebrate as Country HQ and Borderlines Artist & Label Solutions join forces to unveil the Tamworth ’24 mobile app. This groundbreaking application, available for both iOS and Android, aims to redefine the Tamworth Country Music Festival experience, offering users an unparalleled guide to the festival’s artists, events, and much more.

The Tamworth ’24 Difference:

Tamworth ’24 is poised to become the ultimate companion for festival attendees, promising a seamless blend of technology and music appreciation. The app boasts a range of features designed to enhance the festival-goer’s experience:

  1. Comprehensive Artist Showcase: Get to know the performers set to grace the Tamworth stages with detailed artist profiles, ensuring fans are well-informed about the incredible talent on display.
  2. Event Calendar: Stay in the loop with the festival schedule using the app’s comprehensive event calendar. From main stage performances to exclusive backstage events, Tamworth ’24 ensures you stay on top of the action.
  3. Interactive Map: Navigate the festival grounds effortlessly with the built-in interactive map, making your festival experience seamless and enjoyable.
  4. Exclusive Content: Dive into the world of country music with behind-the-scenes content, interviews, and exclusive artist curated playlists. Tamworth ’24 goes beyond the stage, providing a unique perspective into the vibrant atmosphere of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
  5. MYFEST Personalised Experience: Tailor your festival itinerary by selecting your favourite artists and events.

The Collaboration:

Country HQ, a leading platform dedicated to promoting and celebrating country music, and Borderlines Artist & Label Solutions, a dynamic company specialising in artist development and label services, have combined their expertise to create Tamworth ’24. This collaboration is poised to elevate the festival experience for attendees and provide artists and organisers with a powerful tool to connect with their audience.

Available Now:

Tamworth ’24 is now available for download on both the App Store and Google Play. Embrace the harmony of country music and immerse yourself in the vibrant community that the Tamworth Country Music Festival represents.

Join us in celebrating the launch of Tamworth ’24 – where technology meets country, and the festival experience is redefined.

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Gold & Guitars Ready To Rock In Nundle!



Just 40mins southeast of Tamworth, escape the long weekend mayhem and head to the quaint mountainside village of Nundle with its cafe, pub, caravan park, swimming pool, wool store and gold mining heritage and epic line up of alternative country music at the Nundle Hall. with the revived Nundle Rocks Festival making its debut in 2024!

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2024, from midday each day, Nundle will welcome music enthusiasts into town for a huge display of alternative country music at the central Nundle School of Arts Memorial Hall.

The three day line-up features some prestigous and prodigal alt-country acts including The Re-Mains, Minor Gold, Magpie Diaries, Watty Thompson, The Pleasures, Ben Leece, The Tall Stories, Lady Lyon, Bud Rokesky, Fleur Wiber, Gleny Rae Virus, Stefanie Duzel and more.

This ticketed concert series, orchestrated by the good folk at Dashville, with the blessing of the original conspirators, is looking to rekindle the glory of the original concept of Nundle Rocks, which emerged over a decade ago, as a desirable haven for alternative country music fans looking to escape the hustle and bustle of town.

Limited to 100 tickets daily, tickets are on sale now just by clicking here.

Various accommodation options are available in and around Nundle, so visit for more info

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