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Launched in 2004, fRETfEST® will take place in Tamworth again at The Pub commencing Sat 20th July, during the upcoming school holiday.

fRETfEST is a music talent quest for guitarists who write and play their own songs.

This talent quest has unearthed Australia’s best new talent for 20 years, including Pete Murray, Kate Miller-Heidke who recently represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Tom Busby who went on to form the popular acoustic duo, Busby Marou, after winning his age category in fOTY 2014.

Fretfest Pty Ltd is an Australian music company based in Tamworth and fOTY is a music competition (a bit like The Voice) for musicians who write and play their own songs on guitar.

Best of all, fOTY is open to all ages and all genres!  The only requirement is that the tunes must be written by the performer and it must be played on guitar. Provided it’s got strings & frets, it’s good!

Key dates:

8-25 years AUDITION: Sat 24 Aug, 12pm till 4pm*

18-25 years HEAT: Sat 7 Sept, 12pm till 4pm*

18-25 years SEMI: Sat 28 Sept, 12pm till 4pm* (School Holidays)


Image: fRETfEST®

Images: fRETfEST®