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Figures from the 2024 Tamworth Country Music Festival

A report by the Tamworth City Working Group has been accepted by the Tamworth Regional Council and presented the following figures for the 2024 Tamworth Toyota Country Music Festival:

• The 2024 TCMF was extremely successful, with many venues reporting a return to

pre-COVID attendee numbers, and possibly the best TCMF held for 15 years;

 • Temporary campsites saw an increase of 300 more sites than any previous year;

 • The average age of festival-goers has reduced from 55 to 49. An increase in the number of families and young people attending the festival was observed;

 • There were 354 registered buskers sharing 50 to 60 spots along Peel Street;

 • The northern end of Peel Street was identified as in need of activation at future festivals;

 • The addition of the parade was well-received by the community;

• A new ‘festival fringe’ site was established to provide free entertainment (such as the silent disco), for families. These activities were supported by Council’s Youth Council, whose contribution was reported to be excellent;

Council’s Volunteer Services Officer presented a summary of the 2024 TCMF volunteer experiences, as follows:

 • In excess of 50 volunteers took part in 2024, including one from Victoria and two from the United Kingdom, with all reporting a positive experience;l

• Discussion took place around the growth of volunteering at TCMF, and ideas for incentivising volunteers.



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