• JON WOLFE

Locals snapping up Australia Day Concert tickets

Plans for the Tamworth Covid-safe Australia Day Concert in Bicentennial Park are starting to take shape as locals snap up the free tickets to the event.

The event, which will see 3000 people head to Bicentennial Park to witness live music and fireworks, has already seen half the tickets taken by locals.

Cover band the Cover Bandits and The Bushwackers - who will be honoured at this year’s Golden Guitar Awards - are among the performers and local Indigenous leader Len Waters will do a smoking ceremony to kick-start proceedings.

Tickets are available via the Destination Tamworth website, and locals are encouraged to bring a blanket.