Australia’s biggest Country music event, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, has been postponed due to concern over the worsening Covid-19 situation in NSW and the overnight change to Covid-Safety restrictions by the NSW Government.
Organisers have made the call to postpone the festival’s 50th anniversary event just one week out from when it was scheduled to take place.
The Tamworth Country Music Festival Manager Mr. Barry Harley called the move “a difficult, yet necessary, decision to make.”
“Given the current state of COVID transmission in our communities, and the impact the changed Covid safety measures have on our venues, it is the best decision for the health and safety of everyone involved particularly the Tamworth and country music community.”
The event, which was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, 14th January and end on Sunday, 23rd January, will now take place over seven days in April, from Monday, 18th April to Sunday, 24th April.
Though the festival will be running for a marginally shorter period, Harley has assured fans that “many of the same features” will still be present at the newly-scheduled festival, including the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards.
“We will continue to work diligently with government authorities, festival stakeholders, and the country music industry as we prepare to welcome artists, fans, employees, vendors, and sponsorship partners back to Tamworth in April this year.”
Ticketholders for the January edition will be contacted directly. The organisers have said they are due to make another announcement regarding the rescheduled event sometime in the next week.
The 50th anniversary event is set to host performances from Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Busby Marou, and more.