Monday, 30 July 2018
The Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth is not only Australia’s largest music festival and one of the top ten festivals of the world, it is now also recognised as the best major event in NSW’s outback and country region taking out gold at the Regional Tourism Awards on Saturday.
Toyota Country Music Festival Manager, Barry Harley said the award is great recognition and a well-deserved accolade for the community, venues and stakeholders. “We’re thrilled to accept this award as organisers of the Festival and thank our partners, Toyota, Destination NSW, ABC, Country Music Capital News, Sanity, Qantas, Coca Cola, Regional Australia Bank, NAB - and of course the residents of Tamworth without whom the event would simply not be possible.”
The Nundle Woollen Mill has also taken out gold being recognised as the premium tourist attraction in the Cultural Tourism Category at the Awards.
Director, Business and Community, John Sommerlad said: “30,000 people choose to travel to the Nundle Woollen Mill each year to reconnect with Australia’s rich wool heritage and to see a traditional woollen mill in operation. This award recognises both the Woollen Mill’s commitment to Australia’s wool heritage and to tourism in the region. Council congratulates the Woollen Mill on this award and wish the owners every success at the NSW Tourism Awards.”
Both the Toyota Country Music Festival and Nundle Woollen Mill are now finalists in the NSW Tourism Awards held in Sydney later this year.