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Visitors to the 51st Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth are being urged to go green when visiting the region during the 2023 festival.

January 2023 marks the return of the Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth to its traditional 10-day timeslot.

Troy Cassar-Daley, the festival’s sustainability ambassador, said there are lots of simple things visitors can do to be mindful when it comes to recycling, water usage and consumption, and energy use.

“The countdown is on to January and I can’t wait to get back up on stage at the 51st Tamworth Country Music Festival,” said Mr Cassar-Daley.

“I want everyone to come along, enjoy the festival, the fans and the music, but we must ensure everyone in the country music community is doing their bit to ensure a clean and green Tamworth for many festivals to come.”

Angela Dodson, Tamworth Regional Council’s Waste Sustainability Officer, says the key things they are hoping to see from locals and visitors to the region is mindful recycling, as well as reduced water and energy consumption.

“Things like shorter showers, setting your air conditioning on a timer, and turning lights off in your accommodation are some of the easiest ways visitors can monitor their energy and water usage,” Ms Dodson says.

Visitors and locals are encouraged to get involved and keep an eye out for the sustainability team’s pop-up station between the 13 – 18 January in the main festival precinct for a chance to win some merchandise and tickets to Troy’s The Golden Road concert at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre on Thursday 19 January at 4pm.

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