2022 RAM 50th Anniversary of the Tamworth Country Music Festival - 50c AlBr Uncirculated Coin in Card
Tamworth staged its first country music festival in 1973 with the annual
event now attracting more than 300,000 visitors. This is Australia’s
largest music festival and has been recognised as one of the top 10 music
festivals in the world. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the event, and
the signature Golden Guitar awards.
In January 1973, Tamworth radio station 2TM staged the first
Australasian Country Music Awards, awarding the inaugural Golden
Guitar to Joy McKean for her song “Lights On The Hill.”
Since then, the festival has grown, attracting more than 300,000 visitors.
However, in 2021, COVID-19 limited festival activities, with only the
presentation of the Golden Guitar awards going ahead.
The festival grew out of the long running promotion of country music by
Tamworth radio station 2TM. In 1968, the Tamworth branch of the
Country Music Association launched a talent quest, held on the Australia
Day long weekend, setting the scene for what was to come.
Then in 1969, 2TM named Tamworth Australia’s “Country Music Capital”.
After a solid start in 1973, the festival expanded rapidly, attracting a
growing number of Australian and overseas visitors, keen to listen to
some of the 700 performers at 120 different venues over the ten day
event. This is now Australia’s largest music festival and is recognised as
one of the top 10 music festivals in the world.
- The set features a guitar design marking the 50th anniversary of the
- Packaged in a themed card
- Struck to the Mint’s uncirculated finish
- Denomination - 50c AUD
- Metal Content - AlBr
- Mass - 14.09g
- Diameter - 31.51mm
- Finish - Uncirculated
- Maximum Mintage - 30,000
- Packaging - Coin in Card