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First line up drops

With just over six months to go until the 2024 Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival, organisers have announced over 50 artists on the first line up, with many more expected in the coming months.

The huge 10-day celebration will welcome some of the country’s most accomplished artists, including Australasian Roll of Renown and ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee Kasey Chambers, most successful Golden Guitar winner of all time Troy Cassar-Daley, 2023 Toyota Album of the Year and ARIA award winner Casey Barnes, the accomplished Graeme Connors, who celebrates 50-years in the industry, and 2023 Toyota Star Maker winner Loren Ryan.

The Wolf Brothers pictured with fans at the 2023 Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The 52nd Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival will kick off on 19 January 2024 with the Opening Concert in Toyota Park – the Festival’s largest venue, which will see 10-epic nights of free entertainment including the 2024 Toyota Star Maker Grand Final and Toyota Best of the Buskers competition.

While Toyota FanZone will see hundreds of artists perform for free in the main Festival precinct.

Country music’s night of nights, the prestigious Toyota Golden Guitar Awards will be held on Saturday 27 January at the Tamworth Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC).

Celebrating recording excellence and showcasing the cream of Australian country music the night will be hosted by multi-Golden Guitar Award winner and ARIA nominated, Tania Kernaghan and 2014 Golden Guitar Award nominee Jason Owen.

But it doesn't stop there, 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, The Whitlam’s Black Stump Band and star of the Nashville TV series, Clare Bowen who’ll be returning to Australia from the US for the Festival.

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 among many more.

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.”

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!

Stay up to date on the 52nd Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival at TCMF Facebook and TCMF Instagram. 


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