The Leader weekly poll - busking change

ORGANISERS have unveiled controversial new changes to the busking rules for the Tamworth Country Music Festival – including sweeping social media exposure before they hit the festival but strong new entry-level standards to lift the quality of musicians along Peel St.

The traditional open-door  policy of anyone, anywhere, has been given the big boot and the Boulevard of Dreams will now see buskers have to pass musical tests to pull a pole position in Peel St.

This week we ask what our readers think of the new changes. 

Organisers have introduced controversial new methods to test buskers before they appear on Peel St this Tamworth Country Music Festival. Photo: Fairfax

Organisers have introduced controversial new methods to test buskers before they appear on Peel St this Tamworth Country Music Festival. Photo: Fairfax