Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth is Australia’s largest music festival. Rated in the top ten festivals in the world, it will be running this year from Friday 15 January to Sunday 24 January 2016.
For ten aspiring artists, this year’s festival will bring with it an enviable opportunity to propel their fledgling careers in much the same way as Keith Urban via the Toyota Star Maker – Australia’s oldest and most prestigious country music talent search.
In the 37 years of the Toyota Star Maker, the competition has unearthed some of Australian music’s biggest names; including Lee Kernaghan and Sam McClymont who cite the initiative as a key turning point in their own careers.
The 2016 Toyota Star Maker finalists, chosen from across the country are:
1. Allison Forbes, Tamworth NSW
2. Damien Agius, North Eton QLD
3. Hayley Jensen, Pyrmont NSW
4. Hayley Marsten, Gladstone QLD
5. Karin Page, Wembley Downs WA
6. Kate Hindle, Collie WA
7. Liam Kennedy-Clark, Sippy Downs QLD
8. Missy Lancaster, Picton NSW
9. Sharmain Kendrick, Landsdale WA
10. Tom Coulson, Honeywood TAS
The next batch of artists hailing from across the country will bring their diverse musical talents and styles to Tamworth as they look to take the next step in their careers.
The final takes place on Sunday 17 January in Tamworth where three grand finalists will be selected to compete in the Toyota Star Maker Grand Final on Friday 22 January as a part of the Toyota Concert for Rural Australia.
WHEN: 15/01/2016 - 24/01/2016 (All Day Event)
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