Tamworth Country Music Festival 50th Anniversary: ​​Festival favorites will perform in a week of free concerts at Toyota Park | The daily leader of the North

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TAMWORTH is ready and waiting to welcome back fans and favorites for the 50th Toyota Country Music Festival. And now there’s even more to look forward to with some of the biggest names in Australia’s country music scene headlining a week of free concerts at Toyota Park. Kicking off Monday, April 18, multi-Golden Guitar winner Adam Harvey will headline an all-star cast including Golden Guitar winner Kirsty Lee Akers, Andrew Swift, the alternative country rocker, Sammy White, star designer of the 2020 Toyota, Abbie. Ferris and Melanie Dyer, as well as Vixens of Fall all took part in the opening concert. Afterwards, festival-goers will be treated to a full week of free concerts, with some of the biggest names on stage at Toyota Park, including Lee Kernaghan, who will make a special appearance to celebrate 40 years since his Star Maker victory at the concert. the grand finale of Toyota Star Maker on April 19. Festival director Barry Harley says that while the program may be shorter in April 2022, organizers are delighted to welcome back all the big names. “I have no doubt it will be another big kick-off in April, with thousands of fans celebrating the opening of the Festival at Toyota Park,” he said. Other names performing at Toyota Park throughout the week include outlaw country rocker and Double J presenter Henry Wagons with his band The Only Children, Missy Lancaster, Taylor Moss, Emmagen Rain, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Gretta Ziller, as well as the legendary Chad Morgan. READ ALSO: Toyota Park will offer the following lineup of free performances during the festival: A glimpse of the diversity of music to be seen at Tamworth 2022, with multi-Golden Guitar winner and Mr. Nice Guy Adam Harvey headlining from an all-star cast including, live from TV’s The Block, Kirsty Lee Akers, 2020 Toyota Star Maker Sammy White, alt-country rocker Andrew Swift, The Sweet Sons of Melanie Dyer, former Coca-Cola winners Battle of the Bands Vixens of Fall, relatively newcomer Abbie Ferris with a Welcome to Country special performed by Loren Ryan and Len Waters. Following in the footsteps of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, James Blundell and many more, the 42nd Toyota Star Maker Grand Final will launch the Top 10 into the spotlight. Come see Billie-Jo Porter, Brittany Elise Johansen, Charlie Fittler, Clancy Pye, Heath Lancaster, Jade Gibson, Jake Davey, Katie Jayne, Loren Ryan and Max Jackson as they vie for the Star Maker crown. The evening also includes a gala performance by 2020 Toyota Star Maker, Sammy White. And special guest celebrating 40 years since winning the quest, Lee Kernaghan. We welcome Tamworth multi-Golden Guitar winner Travis Collins and a few of his friends. Joining Travis on stage will be proof that the future of Australian country music is in good hands with the sensational Missy Lancaster, Taylor Moss, Emmagen Rain and Brittany Maggs. Experience the fastest growing country music subgenre with established, award-winning artists and the brightest stars on the horizon – Henry Wagons and the Only Children, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, The Weeping Willows, Gretta Ziller and Kelly Brouhaha. Arguably Australia’s biggest bushwalking show is produced and hosted by Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson. The line-up will include names such as: the legendary Chad Morgan celebrating 70 years in show business, Anne Kirkpatrick, Tom Maxwell, Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh, Jeff Brown, Peter Coad, the Coad sisters with Jim Hermel, Dean Perrett , Tracy Coster, The Muirs, Charlie Boyter and many more including a surprise guest or two. Another stellar line-up at Toyota Park presented by KIX and Country Rocks featuring Adam Brand’s only Tamworth performance! Hosted by KIX Country’s Justin Thomson, this loud, live event features The Buckleys, Hayley Jensen, Cornell & Carr, Brewn, Ben Ransom, Bella McKenzie, Stewart Barton and a very special guest! The final event for Toyota Park is where the top ten street musicians selected by the judges over the seven days of the festival compete to be crowned the 2022 Best Street Musician Champion. Our reporters work hard to provide local news and update to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: