Join Golden Guitar winning Australiana singer/songwriter MATT SCULLION and Folk Music duo FROCK n TROLL on the “TAG’N IT TO TAMWORTH” musical adventure.
It’s 12 nights of caravanning camaraderie, campfire music, country music festivals, pub/club concerts, bush dances, sightseeing, music trivia, fancy dress nights, pot luck dinners and making lots of new friends all for $300 per person. All the organisation is done for you, so you can sit back and just enjoy the journey.
We all meet in Kempsey on the NSW mid North Coast on Sat 13th January 2024. Then slowly over the course of 12 lazy days, we make out way to the Country Music capital of Australia, Tamworth NSW where the 10 day Country Music Festival will be in full swing.
We’ll be staying in showgrounds & caravan parks stopping over in some beautiful and historic towns along the way like – Kempsey, Muwillumbah, Toowoomba and Tenterfield. Our final destination will be the picturesque sleepy little town of Nundle, about 40 mins drive from Tamworth.
There will be plenty of songs sung and stories told around the campfire. MATT and FROCK n TROLL will also perform shows along the way at selected licensed venues like the famous “Pub With No Beer” at Taylor’s Arm and the historic “Peel Inn” in Nundle where Taggers can mix with the locals. There will also be a trivia night, a fancy dress and a pot luck dinner. We’ll also get our “Heel & Toe on at the Woolshed In Tenterfield for a Bush Dance night (all activities optional of course).
Joining Matt will be the extremely talented husband and wife Folk duo FROCK n TROLL. Gus & Sherri play a mix of traditional Folk and Bluegrass music mixed in with their own original songs. The fiddle and acoustic guitar combination go perfectly with a campfire and a bush dance.
Campsites will be tentatively held but please note the campsite fees are not included in the price.
Full itinerary below.
Thanks, your hosts – Matt, Shaz & Sheila the heeler
All meet at Kempsey showground, check in and meet at the campfire 5pm for official meet and greet, sausage sizzle with Matt & Shaz and campfire concert. Sun 10am visit The Slim Dusty Centre then head out to Taylor’s Arm to the Pub With No Beer for a 1pm concert.
Check out 10am and Tag A Long 4 hours north to Murwillumbah for a 3 night stay at the beautiful showgrounds. Stop for lunch at Maclean along the way.
(In Murwillumbah we’ll head out for day trips to beautiful villages like Nimbin and seaside coastal towns like Kingscliff & Tweed Heads. We’ll also have a Trivia night with fancy dress and campfire song request concert. We might even have a little practice run for the bush dance night too).
Check out 10am and Tag A Long 4 hours to the Toowoomba showground for a 2 night stay. Stop for lunch at Ipswich along the way.
(In Toowoomba, we’ll have a concert at the City Bowls club where we’ll meet the locals and enjoy a delicious Friday fish & chip night. There’s also a beautiful rail trail to go for a stroll. You can also go on a shopping spree with Sharon or explore the city with Matt).
Check out 10am and Tag It for 2.5 hours to the Tenterfield showground for a two night stay.
(In the historic town of Tenterfield, you can check out the famous Tenterfield Saddler museum, Australiana’s largest cork tree and the Henry Parks museum. We’ll have a bush dance at the wool shed Sat night where you can get your heel & toe on with the locals. Pot Luck Dinner on Sunday night).
Check out 10am and Tag A Long for 4 hours to the Nundle. Stop at the beautiful Bendemeer pub for lunch. Then it’s on to the Fossickers Tourist Park where we’ll be spending 3 nights. Nundle is a picturesque village about 40 mins south of Tamworth.
(While in Nundle you can attend a lunchtime concert at the Peel Inn with Matt & Frock n Troll. Also check out all the Tamworth Festival has to offer with daily shows and concerts from the best in the music business. Matt will also be performing at the Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards, so you’re also welcome along to that too).
Complimentary pancake breakfast with Matt & Shaz, then check out at 10am. Say your goodbyes unless you’d like to book a site for a few more days and take in some more of the Festival.
All group activities are optional, you’re welcome to join in or just kick back with a lazy book. We’re also very open to suggestions as far as visiting additional landmarks, museums and pubs etc, along the way.