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New Zealand's 10-Day Country Music Festival
23 MAY - 1 JUNE 2025 I GORE I NZ

Bayleys Tussock Country - New Zealand's Country Music Festival is an annual event held over ten days in late May and early June in Gore, Eastern Southland.

 

It brings the surrounding rural community and the New Zealand country music community together for 60+ events celebrating music, food, rural life, entertainment and camaraderie.

 

The festival incorporates long running events including the MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards, Country Music Honours and Freeze Ya Bits Off Busking.

 

Bayleys Tussock Country Music Festival supports dozens of community groups, hundreds of artists and entertains thousands of patrons every year. It’s welcoming, well organised and represents all that’s wonderful about heartland New Zealand.

2025's festival line up will be announced in February 2025.

FEATURED EVENTS

Hamilton's Amy Maynard took out the overall prize at the MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards 2024.jp

MLT NZ GOLD GUITAR AWARDS

30 MAY - 1 JUNE 2025

This prestigious event is the longest running and largest country music club competition in New Zealand. Country musicians of all ages compete for the coveted Gold Guitar Award.

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10 DAYS & 60+ EVENTS
Plenty of opportunities for musicians of all levels to perform.

2025's festival programme will be announced in early 2025, but the major events will remain similar to 2024. Plan your visit today:

 

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OFFICIAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

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