Tamworth is located in New England region of New South Wales and is one of the two major centres - the other being Armidale. It is well known for their annual Country Music Festival in January, as it is the largest Country Music Festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
Tamworth's love of country music is writ large around the city. It has the "Big Golden Guitar" and the Gallery of Stars Wax Museum on Ringers Road, the Hands of Fame Park at the corner of Kable Avenue and Bridge Street, the Walk A Country Mile Interpretive Centre at the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre and the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame on Brisbane Street. In Bicentennial Park, stand the bronze statues of Buddy Williams, Tex Morton, Stan Costa and Gordon Parsons.
Tamworth is an important agricultural centre and hosts the National Rodeo Finals in January and the Ag Quip takes place in August.. It's also known as the National Equine Capital of Australia and the "First City of Lights", as it was the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to use electric street lights.