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First artists announced for 2012 Tamworth Country Music Festival

Shane Nicholson
Oct 10, 2011 Updated Dec 9, 2011

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary in 2012, with a theme of Looking Forward, Looking Back.

Dates to put in your diary are Friday January 20 to Sunday January 29, 2012, which incorporates Australia Day into the festivities. 

More than 600 artists are expected to play over the 10 days, with the first batch of top-line artists performing their own shows during the Festival just announced.

They are:
Paul Costa
John Williamson
Amber Lawrence
The Balladeers - Amos Morris, John O'Dea, Bec Hance,
Graham Rodger, Doug McIntyre & Kalesti Bulter
Peter Denahy, Stuie French, Camille & Amber Poulton
Jetty Road & Special Guest
John Stephan & Frank Ifield
Sara Storer & The Sunny Cowgirls
Shane Nicholson & Friends
David & Anne Kirkpatrick
Colin Buchanan, Greg Champion & Pete Denahy
Troy Cassar-Daley and Friends
Graeme Connors
Carter & Carter and Special Guests
Catherine Britt
Felicity Urquhart

It is also the 40th Anniversary of the Golden Guitar awards, taking place on Saturday January 28. More information on nominees as it comes to hand.

Artist Biography


Shane Nicholson is an Australian singer-songwriter from Brisbane in Queensland. Nicholson first appeared on the music scene through a band, called Freak, which formed in his last year of high school. The band went on to win the first round of the Triple J Unearthed competition in the Sunshine Coast division. Shortly after this, the band name changed to Pretty Violet Stain and released an EP in...

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On Oct 28, 2011. 6:51pm
Tiffany walter said

Hi I would like to know when rascal flatts are coming to Australia near Sydney I would love to see them live they are the best I have ever heard their songs make me want to cry they are that good

On Nov 25, 2011. 12:44pm
Anonymous said

Ahhhh that Banjo album with John Kane and Ian Simpson is absolutely amazing music from two fine seasoned musicians.
They are like red wine....are improving all the time, with age if that is possible.
Stunning entertainers.

On Jan 7, 2012. 11:32am
Renai Clark said

When will the 2012 Country Music Awards be televised?

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