Destination Tamworth partnered with Chris Watson Travel to bring a slice of the city’s famous country music festival to the heart of Sydney last week.
Kicking off Friday with a surprise line dancing flash mob and a performance by award-winning artist Travis Collins, Tamworth Comes To Town saw a flood of live music, songwriting sessions, dancing and more take over the Rydges. World Square to celebrate the talents of some of Australia’s best country artists.
Chris Watson, one of the event’s organizers, said the revival helped remind Sydney residents of the scope of cultural activities being facilitated at the world-famous country music center.
“The idea behind Tamworth Comes to Town was to promote what Tamworth has to offer, to showcase the incredible array of live music that can be found in the city each January and to bring tourism back to Sydney’s CBD.” Watson said.
The takeover also helped double the promotion of Tamworth’s upcoming country music festival in 2022, which will turn 50 when it takes place next January.
Festival director Barry Harley said it was a momentous occasion for the festival, highlighting the event’s historic ties to its cousins in the big smoke.
January 2022 marks 50 years of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and with many festival-goers hailing from Sydney, this event is the perfect way to kick off the celebrations and continue to solidify Tamworth’s position as the homeland of country music in Australia. , “says Harley.
“There will be a lot to celebrate at next year’s Festival.