Let's Celebrate Sustainability

This year marks 50 years of the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth! And while we are prepped and ready for a huge celebration, we are also prepped and ready for the increased amounts of waste, water consumption and energy use. Proud Gumbaynggir/Bundjalung man, Troy Cassar-Daley, is back on board as our sustainability ambassador in 2022. Troy is helping us spread the word about celebrating sustainability while in the Country Music Capital. With his strong connection to country, Troy is someone who definitely walks the talk when it comes to sustainability. Tamworth to Troy is like home, and when he visits, he encourages festival revellers to do their bit through recycling, reducing and reusing. 
 

Waste

Did you know that over the usual 10 days of Festival in January, around eight tonnes of recycling is generated? That’s the equivalent of 520,000 aluminium cans!
We have general waste and recycling beverage bottle bins located right across the Festival precinct to make it easy for visitors and locals alike to keep Australia’s Country Music Capital clean during our biggest celebration of the year!
 

Water

Water is vital to our way of life, and the Tamworth region knows just how precious this resource is, experiencing one of the worst droughts on record in 2019-2020.

Right now, Tamworth’s water supply is healthy, but that does not mean we can waste it. During the 50th celebrations, we are encouraging visitors and locals alike to remain vigilant with water use and be mindful to conserve water where possible. So that means, have short showers and report and leaks.

Every precious drop that we save will go a long way!

Energy

And while we’re at it, we encourage Festival-goers to avoid leaving lights on in their rooms or accommodation when they leave for the day and set their air-cons between 18 and 20 degrees, as this is the most sustainable temperature to reduce energy consumption.

We’re encouraging all Festival-goers to be mindful and conscious of how they can recycle right, conserve our precious water, and reduce their energy use. 

Make sure you keep an eye on the Festival and Tamworth Regional Council social media pages for the Let’s Celebrate Sustainability campaign and you could score yourself some freebies!

Come on team, join Tamworth and Troy as we celebrate sustainability this Festival!

You can WIN at #TCMF2022

This festival we are celebrating BIG with two competitions!

Snapped with Sonny and Skye

Get snapped with Sonny and Skye and go in the draw to win one of our seven daily prizes including:
- A family pass to Len Waters Night Under the Stars
- A double pass to the 50th Toyota Golden Guitar Awards
- One of four double passes to Troy Cassar-Daley
- A double pass to either Fanny Lumsden or Ashleigh Dallas
- A double pass to either PBR or Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham
- A double pass to the Country Club for the Best of the Buskers Show
- An awesome #TCMF2022 sustainability merch pack

How to enter:

1. Take a selfie with the Sonny and Skye signs around town
2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #celebratesustainability and #tcmf2022
3. Make sure your post is public so we can see it
4. Keep an eye on your messages each morning to see if you are a winner

Terms and conditions apply. Click here to read the terms and conditions. (PDF 45.2KB)

Let’s Celebrate Sustainability Colouring in Competition

Find our colouring in sheet in the Official Guide, at Festival HQ, or print from here, colour it in, and drop it to Festival HQ to go in the draw to win an amazing sustainability prize pack.
Winner drawn Friday 22 April. 

Download your colouring in sheet here. (PDF 3.7MB)

Terms and conditions apply. Click here to read the terms and conditions. (PDF 45.2KB)