The Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth has bolstered its line-up for 2020, adding some of Australia’s premier country music acts to the bill.
Kasey Chambers leads the second announcement and will be performing ‘The Captain’ 20th Anniversary show at Wests Leagues Club on 23 January. Celebrating her ground-breaking debut album, Chambers has sentimentally reformed her original band and will be playing songs from ‘The Captain’ album as well a selection of her hits.
Joining her will be the master storyteller himself, John Williamson at the Tamworth Town Hall on 24 January. Bringing equal parts humour, romance, environmental issues, travelling songs and campfire stories to the stage, Williamson is as a seasoned campaigner whose contributions to country music are second to none.
With her unique sound and 100-watt smile, Beccy Cole will be performing at Wests Leagues Club on 18 January and 24 January. Introducing Tamworth to her ‘Wilder Tart’ – ‘Wild at Heart’ 20 years on show, Cole brings over 25 years experience and countless live shows to the festival.
Adding to the impressive roster will be Jasmine Rae, along with perennial favourites Glenn Shorrock & Wendy Matthews, Graeme Connors, Kristy Cox, and Gina Jeffreys. Rae will be previewing songs from her upcoming new album for the very first time, in her brand new ‘Live & Intimate’ Show on 22 January.
Wests Entertainment Group will also feature luminaries Adam Harvey, Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart, Brothers3, Amber Lawrence, Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher, Jetty Road, Cornell & Carr, Libby Donovan, plus local Tamworth artists Ashleigh Dallas and 2018 Female Artist of the Year Aleyce Simmonds who will be launching her latest album at the Festival.
To round it off, beloved country-rock duo McAlister Kemp make their long-awaited return to the live arena, with their Tamworth reunion show on 25 January.
“We are proud to have Australia’s biggest country music stars return to Tamworth year on year to perform,” said Toyota Country Music Festival Manager, Barry Harley. “We have been nurturing and promoting Australian country music talent for 48 years, and as we look toward celebrating 50, we hope to see more and more artists coming back to where it all began at the home of country music in Australia.”
Visitors looking for some comedy are catered to as well, with Wests Entertainment Group also featuring two times ARIA Award-winning comedian Buddy Goode and award-winning ventriloquist Darren Carr with his show ‘Darren Carr and Other Dummies’.
Tickets for these shows plus pre-pitched camping will go on sale next week (September 2019). For tickets and information go to www.tcmf.com.au.