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ABC announces Tamworth Country Music Festival partnership

Friday 19 January, 2018

The ABC has announced a new broadcast partnership with the 46th Tamworth Country Music Festival (Jan 19-28) which kicks off today, showcasing the best in Australian country talent and with the support of local stations. 

The arrangement includes Landline's Facebook Livestream of the Golden Guitar Awards, including red-carpet arrivals, plus Awards highlights on ABC TV and ABC iview; daily radio broadcasts LIVE from the heart of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and a LIVE broadcast of the popular Australia All Over and Saturday Night Country programs. 

Barry Harley, Manager Country Music, Tamworth Regional Council said: “We greatly appreciate the ABC for their commitment to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Golden Guitar Awards, and the entire country music community.

“As Australia’s leading source of information and entertainment, we are thankful to have such a cooperative relationship with the ABC, and we look forward to working together to show the rest of Australia, and the world, the wide array of incredible country music talent we have on offer in Tamworth each January.”

Fiona Reynolds, Director of ABC Regional said: "The ABC has always enjoyed its special relationship with the Festival and the Awards going back many years.  This partnership takes the relationship to an exciting new level, enabling the Festival and ABC to reach country music lovers across all our platforms in all corners of Australia and internationally."

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is held from Friday 19 to Sunday 28 January 2018 with the 46th Golden Guitar Awards on Saturday 27 January 2018 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre. 

Fans who can’t make it to Tamworth can catch all the action from the Golden Guitar Awards live via the ABC Landline Facebook page.

Other networks getting in on the country action this weekend include Kix Radio Network, broadcasting live from Tamworth for the festival, with prizes and live performances; and Power 94.9 FM with a road-trip giveaway including two return flights from Sydney to Tamworth, tickets to Guy Sebastian, Troy Cassar-Daley, and free camping and accommodation at the Moogee Camping Ground. 

Over ten days, 700 performers will play over 2800 shows over multiple venues

Head here to check out the finalists for the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards. 

 
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