Apply to bring your act to Tussock Country 2021

Expressions of interest are now open for the 2021 festival  and close on the 30 September 2020.


Each year artists contact the New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust enquiring about opportunities to perform.


In 2021 artists can attend the festival by entering the MLT New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards, New Zealand Songwriters Award and Freeze Ya Bits off Busking. These are all high-profile events that will profile your talent to significant audiences. If you are interested in entering any of these events, entries open on the 22 January 2021.  Entries can be found at the links below.

MLT New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards

New Zealand Songwriters Award

Freeze Ya Bits off Busking


There are a range of other venues within the festival – from pubs to cafes to seated venues.  There are limited opportunities in 2021 due to the 2020 festival being cancelled due to COVID-19.  The artists scheduled and approved for 2020 will receive priority.  If you are interested in performing please provide your CV and a short video clip, the type of opportunity that you are looking for and any associated costs.


If you have any further questions please contact Chairperson Jeff Rea by emailing


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