Further information can be obtained from the Awards website
www.bushlaureate.com.au. Tickets can be obtained from Tourism
Tamworth on 02 67675300 or online at
Tamworth Ragepage accepts no
responsibility for gigs that are inaccurate or cancelled.
This giguide is mainly to help you buy tickets as soon as
possible. Please, buy the Official Guide, when you arrive at
Tamworth and then buy the Leader daily for all the latest updates.
(for the first time, tickets will also be available on
line by visiting
and following the prompts (a
“Tickets” button will appear on the site on November 1)
Alternatively telephone bookings can be made as usual on (02) 6755
4300. Specially discounted "early bird" tickets as well as group bookings and a children’s ticket will be available.)
To keep up to date on the Telstra Country Music
Festival, including accommodation availability and to book the
best tickets in town log onto:-
They accept Bankcard, Mastercard
& Visa. Bank Cheque or Money Order
A $5 handling fee applies to all
phone/ web bookings
In Person: Tourism Tamworth
Visitor Information Centre Cnr Peel & Murray Sts, Tamworth
To reserve yourself a copy of the
Official Program due out in early January phone Rural
Press 02 6762 2399 or 1800 649 866
WEST TAMWORTH LEAGUE CLUB Tickets on
sale - 1st December
9.30am to 6pm Log on to:
Phone: 02 6765 7588
Tickets for the two sessions of Toyota Star Maker are available
from the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre, call 02 6767 5300 or
book online at
Tickets for the Toyota
Golden Guitar Awards, Fanfest and the Troy Cassar-Daley and Sara Storer
shows will be available from 1st November.
phone 02 6767 5300.
Young Guns of Country Music
Terry Gordon's Cavalcade of Country
33rd Toyota Golden Guitar Awards
ACMF Roll of Renown Concert
Andrew Clermont's Supper Club
Pixie Jenkins Presents Pixieland Theatre
Fanfest Concert A - 2005 Presented by Toyota
Adam Brand, Steve Forde & Friends
Star Maker Final
Star Maker GRAND FINAL
8th Annual TIARA Awards
10th Australian Bush Laureate Awards
A Night of Nostalgia - Yesterday's Hits with Today's Stars
ABCRA Junior National Finals Rodeo
The Kernaghan Country Spectacular
Inner Circle Rum National Finals Rodeo
Troy Cassar Daly, Sara Storer & Friends
Fanfest Concert B - 2005 Presented by Toyota
39th Jamboree & Winners Concert
TSA ENTRIES CLOSE OCTOBER
ENTRIES CLOSE this Sunday (October 31) for the TSA
(Tamworth Songwriters’ Association) January awards.
Up for grabs are the TSA/Capital News New Songwriter Award and the
TSA Songwriters’ Salute Awards of Australia (both for recorded,
commercially released material).
Entries in the TSA National Country Songwriting Contest (for songs
that haven’t been recorded and used for commercial purposes) also
close on October 31.
Changes in the Songwriters’ Salute Awards this year include a
re-naming of Bush Ballad of the Year to Traditional Bush Ballad of
And a new section – Country Ballad of the Year – is being
Established sections are for Contemporary Country Song,
Comedy/Novelty Song, Children’s Song and Gospel Song of the Year.
The overall Country Song of the Year is chosen from winners in the
The Songmaker Award is judged by TSA members and the recipient of
the Tex Morton Special Award is selected by the TSA Committee.
A new section for juniors 16 and under has been added to the
National Country Songwriting Contest.
Entry forms can be downloaded from TSA’s website
www.tsaonline.com.au. Enquiries can be directed to Bev or Ron
Daniel on telephone (07) 5529 8162, fax (07) 5529 8032 or email
All TSA awards will be presented at the 2005 TSA Songwriters’
Concert and Awards presentations at West Tamworth League Club on
Wednesday, January 19, 2005, which also features performances from
A highlight of the 2005 show will be a tribute to the late Stan
Coster by daughter Tracy.
TSA presents several other songwriting activities during the
Tamworth Country Music Festival each January.
In 2005, these will include the Pass the Guitar nights on Monday,
January 17, and Thursday, January 20, and an educational
Songwriters’ Workshop on Tuesday, January 18... all at the
Tamworth Towers Motor Inn.
Accommodation and Tickets
Tourism Tamworth is helping
to make planning and booking easier by providing availability
online From 11th October simply log onto
and go to festival site ,
then check accommodation for house rental, home hosting, coach
packages, motels and more. Booking tickets for major shows
can also be done online, so book anytime of the day without
having to wait on the phone. Tickets for the Toyota Golden
Guitar Awards will be available from 1st November which becomes
the official start of the ticketing season. Tickets for
Wests Entertainment Group are on sale from 1st December.
TSA National Country
TSA National Country
Songwriting Contest -
Songs that have NOT been recorded and released for
commercial purposes prior to closing date 31st October 2004.
There are four sections Amateur, Professional, Junior (16 and
Under) and Lyrics
TSA Songwriters Salute
Awards of Australia - For
Songs that have been commercially released
between 1 November 2003 and
31st October 2004
Entry forms are available
- Bev and Ron Daniel Po Box
1486, Oxenford Qld. 4210
-TSA, Po Box 618, Tamworth
Enquiries directed to Bev
and Ron Daniel 07 5529 8162
fax 07 5529 8032
All Awards will be presented at the
2005 gala TSA Songwriters Concert and Awards presentations at
West Tamworth League Club Wednesday
TAMWORTH FESTIVAL BUSKING
BUSKERS ARRIVING in Tamworth for the 2006 Telstra Country Music Festival have
the opportunity to win big money in the prestigious Northern Daily Leader
National Buskers' Champion-ships.
Like previous winners, Dorrigo's Sommers Family and the very talented Williams
Sisters, this year's winner will have the chance to take home cash, and be
invited to perform at the official festival closing concert at the Tamworth
Regional Entertainment Centre.
From January 16, judges will patrol the Boulevarde of Dreams (aka Peel St)
until Saturday, January 24, when the finals will be held. A major concert will
be staged with finalists performing up to two items during the championship
Entry in the Buskers' Championships is free, but all buskers must first
register at The Northern Daily Leader upon arrival in Tamworth. They will be
given an allotted space in Peel Street and an entry number.
Buskers wanting to know more about the competition, should contact The
Northern Daily Leader's circulation department on 02 6768 1271. The Leader is
located at the corner of Brisbane and Marius Streets, diagonally opposite the
Australian Country Music Foundation (ACMF).
An innovation to the busking competition this year will be a special award
judged and presented by the ACMF for the busker best reflecting the heritage
of Australian country music.
Print out and have