RISING stars can win a spot on stage at Tamworth Country Music Festival next year.
Australia’s fifth annual Regional Song Contest offers the winner an opportunity to have a remix of their song released on iTunes, and for the runner-up, a new acoustic guitar.
Run by Frestfest, the competition is credited with discovering Pete Murray before the base moved to Tamworth after 20 years in Queensland.
““This is an independent music industry platform renown for some of Australia’s most successful songwriters,” Fretfest director Al Buchan said.
“The showcase also gave rise to Bobby Flynn who went on to star in Australian Idol, Mark Lowndes who went on to star in Australia’s Got Talent and Jac Stone who went on to star in The Voice.”
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Former winner, Woy Woy 17-year-old Molly Millington went on to place top 10 in the Tamworth Busking Competition and won the grommet section of the 2017 Bluesfest Busking Competition.
Entry is now open and artists can submit up to three original songs, with six months of music mentorship awarded to the winner.
Songs must be submitted to the competition no later than December 15, 2018 at 5pm. For more information visit fretfest.com
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