Music in Tamworth

Tamworth's annual Country Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals in the southern hemisphere, attracting crowds of up to 50,000 across days of exciting and diverse performances spread over 120 different venues.

  • Tamworth, NSW
  • Tamworth Country Music Festival

About Tamworth

Tamworth is known as the country music capital of Australia. It hosts one of the world's biggest music events, the annual 10-day Tamworth Country Music Festival.

In town, you'll see the Hands of Fame Park, which contains the handprints of more than 300 country music stars, and the mighty 12-metre-high Golden Guitar. Check out the memorabilia at the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre.

Tamworth is also a year-round sporting and entertainment hub with state-of-the-art venues and a busy events calendar. Don't miss the National Professional Rodeo in January and Hats Off to Country Festival in July.

This part of Country NSW has a strong agricultural focus with€“ sheep, beef, poultry, grains and dairy all farmed here, as well as newer agricultural ventures, such as vineyards, olive groves, nuts, fish farming, honey, hydroponics and delicious berries. The top-quality food and wine means that many local Tamworth restaurants serve up noteworthy goodies. Don't miss the Taste Tamworth Festival in April.

In the wider Tamworth region, you'll find an abundance of great nature experiences, such as national parks, State parks, boating, fishing, water sports, horseriding, birdwatching and fossicking.

  • Tamworth Country Music Festival

    Tamworth Country Music Festival

    The Tamworth Country Music Festival is the largest event in the region’s calendar and one of the biggest country music festivals in the world, drawing crowds of over 50,000 visitors every January. The variety of country music on offer is virtually endless, with more than 4,000 performances spread over 120 different venues.

  • Taste Tamworth Festival, Tamworth

    Food and Wine

    Tamworth restaurants have plenty to offer the discerning foodie. What’s more, the surrounding New England wine region produces a stellar drop, with over 20 cellar doors focusing on cool climate wines. The annual Taste Tamworth Festival is one of the region’s highlights, along with the fantastic Tamworth Long Lunch.

  • Warrabah National Park, Warrabah


    Outside Tamworth’s city limits, there are plenty of ways to experience the area’s natural beauty, from scenic trails to lush national parks. Venture to Nowendoc National Park to bushwalk amongst wildflowers and enjoy a spot of birdwatching. Stop by Warrabah National Park to revel in the tranquil atmosphere of the Namoi River.

Fly into Tamworth Airport

Tamworth Airport is 10km from Tamworth’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip east. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

QantasLink and Virgin Australia operates direct flights daily to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Tamworth.


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