Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

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Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre
LocationGreg Norman Drive, Tamworth, New South Wales 2340
Coordinates31°7′50″S 150°55′9″E / 31.13056°S 150.91917°E / -31.13056; 150.91917Coordinates: 31°7′50″S 150°55′9″E / 31.13056°S 150.91917°E / -31.13056; 150.91917
OwnerTamworth Regional Council
OperatorTamworth Regional Council

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre is an Australian arena, located approximately 5 km south of the Tamworth Central Business District, in the suburb of Hillvue. It is a multi-purpose centre, with a capacity of 5,100 and is the biggest of its kind, outside the NSW and south-east Queensland metropolitan areas.

Centre uses[edit]

Its biggest event, each year, is the CMAAs, The Country Music Awards of Australia, held in January, during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Other uses for the centre include:

  • Concerts
  • Trade Shows, Exhibitions and Product Launches
  • Educational exhibitions
  • Markets/Fairs
  • Major event Dinners/Functions
  • Conferences
  • Indoor sporting events
  • Community events
  • Charity events

Centre history[edit]

The construction of a large event centre capable of housing a variety of functions on a year-round basis and providing a facility capable of hosting Award ceremonies and concerts associated with the Annual Tamworth Country Music Festival has been on the “drawing boards” in Tamworth for at least 20 years.

Tamworth City Council has decided to construct the Tamworth Regional Exhibition Centre as community owned asset.

The Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre has been designed to provide a venue suitable for the staging of multiplicity of large major events, including indoor sports events of an international standard.[citation needed]

Concerts and events[edit]

Artists that have performed at TREC include Bob Dylan, Cold Chisel, The Seekers, Leo Sayer, Silverchair, Powderfinger & Missy Higgins, among others.

Australian bands Silverchair & Powderfinger played at the Centre, on 4 September 2007, during their Across the Great Divide Tour, in front of a crowd of 4,500 people.[1]

Other events[edit]

  1. 2008 Young Drivers Expo
  2. Arrive alive Eastern University Games
  3. Australian Idol
  4. Capers School Specatucular
  5. Catholic Schools Celebrate…
  6. Case IH Product Launch
  7. Cold Chisel
  8. Concert of the Century
  9. Country Energy – Conference
  10. Doobie Bros
  11. Drums Tao – Unrivalled Drumming Sepctacular
  12. Dwight Yoakam
  13. Energy Safety Solutions Exhibition & Competition
  14. Food Services Industry & Exhibition
  15. Jayco Australia/CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia
  16. Jehovah Witness Annual Convention
  17. Leo Sayer
  18. Local Government Stores Suppliers Exhibition
  19. Longway to the Top
  20. Livestock & Bulk Carriers Association – Conference & Exhibition
  21. Hats Off to Slim Dusty
  22. Harlem Gospel Choir
  23. Home & Leisure Shows
  24. Annual Jehovah's Witness District Convention
  25. Namoi Landcare Forum
  26. National MG Car Club Rally
  27. National View Club Conference
  28. North West Dance Festival
  29. NSW Country Gymnastics Championships
  30. Pink Floyd Tribute
  31. Rotary District Conference & Dinner
  32. Rural Critical Care Conference
  33. School Presentations & Formals
  34. Shell Rimula Rig of the Year
  35. Silverchair & Powerfinger Tour
  36. 75th Anniversary Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concert
  37. The Seekers
  38. Toyota Country Theatre featuring Troy Cassar-Daley, Sara Storer, John Williamson, Melinda Schnieder, Colin Buchanan, Adam Brand, Gina Jeffreys and more!
  39. Tamworth & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Awards
  40. Thirty Merc
  41. Uniting Church Synod Conference & Dinner
  42. Westpac Helicopter Annual Ball & Auction
  43. Willie Nelson In Concert


  1. ^ "Bands raise the roof: Declare concert Tamworthy". Rural Press. Retrieved 10 September 2007.[permanent dead link] Fails Tube

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