Tamworth Country Music Festival 2018: Everything you need to know

Have you ever been stuck at a country music gig wondering where the nearest bathroom is? Or how long it will take to get to the next one? Or the nearest mode of transport?

This is your Insiders’ Guide to Tamworth Country Music Festival compiled by Tamworth locals and festival goers.

There’s numerous ways of getting into Tamworth via public transport, aviation or car. Find out where your plane, train or bus might drop you.

Camping is an important part of Tamworth CMF 2018 and some of it is FREE

Although the outlook may be bleak, as many things book up early for the Country Music Festival, there is a list of hotels/motels/caravan parks in Tamworth and surrounding towns and villages. You never know who might have a cancellation. 

The Queen of country music contenders.

The Queen of country music contenders.

Music is what’s bringing everyone together for the Festival. Some ticketed shows are on sale or have been on sale. There are over 1700 free shows available to view at your leisure. Otherwise you might like to take each day as it comes or stumble across a free concert. The Festival caters for you. 

There are afew different knacks to getting around town which veteran festival goers may know, locals may know, but newcomers may not.

Food is an enormous aspect of the festival and there issomething for every appetite at all times of the day. 

If you get blisters from your cowboy boots or find yourself a lovely shade of red after a big day in the sun all the essentials are available from various points in town. 

See who's nominated for the Golden Guitars by clicking on the photo. Photo: GARETH GARDNER.

See who's nominated for the Golden Guitars by clicking on the photo. Photo: GARETH GARDNER.

If you find yourself with a spare day or maybe you need a break from the crowds travel a little further afield to see the best the region has to offer.  (Guide coming soon).

Compiled by Eden Rodgers with Juanita Greville, Haley Craig, Grace Ryan and Kumudu Galloluwe.