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Tamworth Barbeque Festival

The Tamworth Barbeque Festival is not short on entertainment, with two stages offering more than 20 hours of live music over the three days of the festival. With a great mix of music on offer there's something for everyone.

Friday 27 September

Sally-Anne Whitten and the Rumour Mill

Sally-Anne Whitten was born and raised in Tamworth NSW on a healthy dose of blues, rock and country music. Her 3 albums and 2 latest singles have won her international songwriting awards, top spots on playlists and charts & a worldwide fan base.

2009’s debut album “Blurring The Lines”, a mix of covers and original material, delivered two Top 30 international and Australian radio hits.

Three years later “Sell My Soul” was born and produced by Sally-Anne’s guitarist/Golden Guitar winning producer and husband Alwyn Aurisch. Sally-Anne has been blessed to share the stage with many big name acts but no more rewarding than Keith Urban when she opened his show in her hometown.

On April 30, 2021, the self-penned single ‘Not Afraid of The Dark’, celebrating the lighthouse people in her life, was released and debuted at #3 on the iTunes Country Music Top Songs chart. New album is set for release in 2024.

Liquid Zoo

The young Tamworth-bred four piece (Vanda, Oscar, Sam, Angus & Myles) come together to capture nostalgic elements of classic rock that’s sure to leave you not only wanting more but craving it.

The band have been tearing it up at local venues, house parties & even selling out a large industrial local warehouses (given they were underage at the time and couldn’t gig in venues). Plus some support slots with King Stingray, Adam Newling, Pacific Avenue & The Lazy Eyes.

Backed by four self produced singles under their belt, the band have been recently been buckling down in the studio with producer Jack Nigro (DMA’S, Middle Kids, Skegss, Pacific Avenue) on their upcoming catalogue.

Sweet Talk 

Sweet Talk are renowned for their high-energy live shows readily whipping unsuspecting punters into frenzied states of boogie and unabashed song at the drop of a hat.

The 6-piece band from Melbourne was founded over a bond of late nights, American music, classic song writing and improvised jams.

Sweet Talk stitch together a rich tapestry of vintage influence into something altogether their own. Let the good times roll!

The Wolfe Brothers

It has been an amazing 12 year ride for  The Wolfe Brothers. They first found fame on Australia’s Got Talent and after placing second they were signed to a management company followed by a recording contract and then were hired by Lee Kernaghan to open all of his shows and also to play in his band, a working relationship that lasted 10 years.

The Wolfe Brothers have achieved over their career four #1 and two #2 ARIA Country Albums that have delivered 19 #1 singles on the National Country Music Chart. With nine Golden Guitars under their belt and 4 ARIA nominations they are now Australia’s most awarded country rock duo in history. After being nominated for 6 Golden Guitars at the 2024 Country Music Awards the duo took home 3 of the coveted Golden statues.

The brothers from Tasmania have travelled countless road miles in Australia, USA and Canada. 2023 saw The Wolfe Brothers take their Livin’ The Dream Tour all around Australia igniting audiences with their high energy live show that never fails to impress. 

Saturday 28 September

Matt Barratt

Matt Barratt is a 18 year old multi-genre musician. Matt was selected as one of the Best of the Buskers finalist at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2022 and 2023 and was voted the People’s Choice of 2022. Matt graduated from the CMAA Junior Academy in 2023.

Earlier this year Matt opened for Shannon Noll in Newcastle on his 20 Year Anniversary Tour and has recently formed the Matt Barratt and The Red Flags band performing in the New England and Hunter regions. 

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Jack and the Axes

Jack and the Axes are an electrifying original blues band out of Newcastle, Australia.

With a large collection of original songs influenced by classic artists like John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie-Ray Vaughan, BB King and Joe Bonamassa, the band brings their years of industry experience to the stage in a powerful and provocative performance.  Along with mature songwriting, lead singer Anyerin Drury brings gutsy vocals, emotional guitar lines and killer harp solos, supported by a solid but spicy rhythm section from bassist Danny McKibben and drummer Aiden Smith.

Between their catchy tunes and intense dynamic expression, Jack and the Axes will leave you simply wanting more of the blues.


Savage Groove

Savage Groove are a 4-piece Australian Rock, soul, pop, funk band from Tamworth NSW. The band formed in 2022 from a collaboration of professional musicians who have all worked with the best in the industry in and out of the studio. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses hard hitting grooves and strong vocals with upbeat 80's, 90's / 2000's power chick tunes that will make you want to dance. every performance is of the highest quality as is the production sound and lighting.

Brother Hollow

Combining classic country roots with a modern twist - inspired by the likes of Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs - Brother Hollow presents a new sound that pairs vintage charm with a modern flair. This unique blend next to heartfelt lyrics and a rough, earthy recording style sets the band apart from the styles dominating current radio.

Founded in 2020, the band’s energetic live show and powerful original music produce a musical powerhouse unlike any other band currently gracing Australian stages.

Ready to commit to their own sound, Brother Hollow released their debut single, Neon Lights, in March 2024 garnering national and international success, gaining over 10,000 streams in the first week, and multiple Spotify and Apple Music playlist adds. Radio play has included ABC Grassroots, Sunburnt Country and Valley FM to name a few. 

Brother Hollow are coming back hard with new single and southern rock anthem, Sippin’ In The Summer Sun in May of this year, with their debut EP coming shortly after.

Hurricane Fall

Hurricane Fall’s sound is a modern but earthy fusion of their Country roots, and the classic rock heritage of the Steel City where they reside. This combined with a Pop sensibility in their song writing suggests a wide range of influences. Classic country like Garth Brooks, the classic Rock of Eric Clapton and modern contemporaries Brothers Osborne. Their sound combined with a captivating high energy live performance creates an unmistakeable package that is most definitely Hurricane Fall.

Alignnment of their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a unique Country sound, Jesse Vee (singer/guitarist), Pepper Deroy (singer/bassist), Lachlan Coffey (drummer), Tim Hickey (keyboardist/guitarist) and Luke Wheeldon (guitarist/producer), have helped to define the landscape of today’s country music scene.

Chloe & James

Local Upper Hunter duo, Chloe & James will continue the party vibes playing songs you can dance along to!



Jayne Denham

Five-time Golden Guitar nominee Jayne Denham is one of Australia's most admired and sought-after country rock performers. Her songs are staples on Australian Country Music Radio. Hits such as “Hung Up on You," “Stacks” and “Addicted To The Diesel.” Her 5th album, WANTED, came out of the gate firing all the bullets, reaching No. 1 on the ARIA Australia Country Album chart and No. 2 on the Air Australian Indie charts after Jimmy Barnes. The success of Jayne’s album has scored her two Golden Guitar nominations for Female Artist of the Year and Contemporary Album of the Year, making her a five-time Golden Guitar nominee.

Over the past two years, Jayne has played festivals around the country including headlining Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Muster, Groundwater CM Festival, Mandurah CM Festival, Mornington CM Festival and NQ’s Rockin’ Country to name a few.


Y.O.G.A. is a new music project from Reuben Styles. In Peking Duk, his songs frequently explore ideas of freedom and the feeling of breaking loose. Y.O.G.A., short for “You’re Only Great Always”, does the same. But with a significant twist. Here Reuben seeks to disrupt the stigma Australian culture places upon mental health.


Sunday 29 September

One Job

One Job are a Tamworth three piece band that perform an eclectic mix of timeless covers. The band consists of brothers Jackson (keyboard, backing vocals) Oliver (drums, guitar, cajon, backing vocals) and Bayley (lead vocals and guitar). The boys first started playing together in their garage 7 years ago and have been gigging publicly since the beginning of 2023.  From Elton John and Queen, to Guy Sebastian and Coldplay, One Job enjoy covering popular songs from the rock and pop genre. 

Buddy Knox Blues Band 

Buddy is a nationally travelled, award winning Blues man who thrills his crowd with his 335 Gibson guitar prowess.  He promises to ‘smoke ya boots’ with searing guitar licks, heartfelt stories, powerful vocals and authentic Blues. 

Crazy Train

Crazy Train will play all the classic Aussie tunes you know and love.


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