Tamworth Country Music Festival 2022: Troy Cassar-Daley, Lee Kernaghan and John Williamson, Fanny Lumsden and more will be back for the April festival | Maitland’s Mercury

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Country artists will literally be making a comeback as the majority confirm they will return for the 50th Tamworth Country Music Festival in April. Tickets were already back on sale Friday morning, festival director Barry Harley said. “Although some were disappointed with our decision to postpone the festival, many artists have confirmed that they will be back and ready to roll in April to celebrate the festival’s 50th anniversary,” he said. All the big names will be back, including Kasey Chambers of the ARIA Hall of Fame, country music legends Troy Cassar-Daley, Lee Kernaghan and John Williamson, plus Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Felicity Urquhart and fan favorite Fanny Lumsden fans. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of her Country Halls tour this year, Lumsden said she was grateful the festival was postponed. “I know what a huge amount of work reshuffling is, I’ve been doing it now for two years,” she said. “A lot of people say they don’t come because it’s too hot, I think maybe the advantage is that people who wouldn’t come otherwise could in April. everyone can bring enthusiasm , I think it will be great.” For each concert in the park, The Country Club will offer festival-goers a VIP opportunity to mingle with the stars. The busking championships will also be back in April, along with the Fanzone stage, Mr Harley said. “We still have a lot to celebrate and the April installment of our 50th anniversary event will provide a similar festival experience, complete with buskers, free concerts in famous Toyota Park, the Golden Guitar Awards and some of the biggest names in Australian country music,” he said. The Golden Guitar Awards will take place on April 20 and a special 50th anniversary concert will feature an all-star line-up on April 21. Offstage, the festival district and the family zone will be back with street performers, rides and market stalls, and campers will be welcome by the river.Festival organizers are also working with music industry charity Support Act, to help those affected by the postponement and recession over the past three years.A donation page has been set up to help support artists.

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