Tamworth, the home of country music in Australia will come alive for the annual Toyota Country Music Festival from 15 – 24 January 2016. With over 700 performers and 2,800 shows taking place across 120 different venues, the largest country music festival in the southern hemisphere will feature performances from some of the biggest names in country music including Kasey Chambers, Shannon Noll and Brothers 3.

Named as the “perfect country town” by Australian Traveller Magazine, laidback Tamworth in Regional NSW is the perfect destination for a short break with the family during the Festival.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said: “The Tamworth Country Musical Festival is recognised world-wide and we look forward to welcoming the many performers and visitors to Tamworth this January for a spectacular event and a wonderful NSW country experience.”

Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said, “With a ten-day program of family street music, dedicated children's concerts, carnival rides and more, the Festival environment is perfect for the entire family.

“The festival is considered one of the top ten country music festivals in the world and offers a great experience for families to enjoy some of Australia's best musical talent and a taste of good old fashioned country life.”