The Australian Reports on Tamworth

by | 25 Jan, 2009

Country festival rises above rain and recession

The recent rain celebrated by the rural communities in NSW was good news but not so for the thousands of festival goers at Tamworth Country Music Festival many of whom are campers. But neither weather nor recession appears to be having any impact of the audoence or the festival. The Australian Online reports.

Traditionally the festival brings an extra 50,000 people into the area for the 10-day music jamboree. Tourism Tamworth general manager Rebel Thomson said that while exact attendance figures were unavailable, an increased number of ticket sales for concerts — about 38,000 so far — suggested numbers were up.

Read the full story in The Australian Newspaper