Tamworth Turning 40

The Tamworth Country Music Festival kick-started a campaign to celebrate its 40th anniversary in January.

A marketing video featuring the late Slim Dusty and Troy Cassar-Daley will target sponsors and corporate partners to underwrite the celebrations.

Plans are to bring out a major international star. It could well be Keith Urban, whose first show in Tamworth in 10 years turned into a mini-festival with street events, radio broadcasts and multi-media presentations. Urban was presented with a commemorative “golden” guitar studded with rubies.