Tamworth Country Music Festival, 18-27 January 2019

This year all roads lead to Tamworth for the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival. Held from Friday January 18th to Sunday 27 January 2019, the Tamworth Country Music Festival is the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 10 music festivals in the world.

Tamworth Country Music Festival

The variety of country music is endless during the country music festival with over 2000 events and 4,000 different performances or gigs in 80 different venues. There are over 600 buskers in Peel Street alone, providing a diverse range of entertainment each day – it’s no wonder Tamworth attracts over 50,000 visitors during the festival.

The pinnacle event of the Tamworth Music Festival is the Country Music Awards of Australia, when the top Australian country music artists gather with country music fans to see who will win the famous Golden Guitar Awards. The Awards are held on the second Saturday of the festival at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.


Tamworth Riverside camping area

Situated on Carter Street along the various sporting grounds adjacent to the Peel River. Each year with the help of local sporting bodies, Council opens this temporary camping area to caravans, tents and mobile homes. An easy walk to Peel Street, Riverside is ideally located close to some major entertainment venues. Call Tamworth Regional Council 1300 733 625 or 02 6767 5555.

Camping at this facility usually opens from the first day of festival countdown for the festival duration. All site fees must be paid for at the time of booking into the site at the designated site offices.

With the tremendous help from local sporting groups, three club house shower and toilet facilities are made available for campers for a small fee. There will be portable toilets located around the grounds. You can even purchase breakfast, an evening meal, or purchase daily supplies from the camp stores located at the clubhouses.

Riverside camping site fees

A nominal site fee for camping on the Peel River is charged by Tamworth Regional Council for this period with funds raised going towards improving the camping facilities in future years.

Duration Fee per Site  (These prices are a guide only)
For the (10) day festival period or part thereof:  $155
Total CMF (countdown and festival) or part thereof: $235
Festival Long Weekend:  $100


Tamworth Country Music Festival

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Updated: February 5, 2018 by admin

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