The Royal Agricultural Society of the NT inc

Darwin Showgrounds and Exhibition Centre - 1 Tate Place Winnellie

Country Music Talent Quest comes to Darwin!

Registrations are now open for all budding country singers, songwriters and pickers to compete in the Royal Darwin Show’s Country Music Talent Quest on Saturday 27th at 5pm.

A great opportunity to win a national Scholarship from the prestigious CMAA Academy of Country Music in Australia’s capital of Country, Tamworth, comprising of seven days of intensive learning with some of the biggest stars of country music, in the week leading up to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, in January 2020.

The Country Music Talent Quest is an exciting opportunity for you to showcase your talents and learn from the best. Follow in the footsteps of the Territory’s golden girls Jessica Mauboy, Sara Storer and rising country star Marcus Meyers. REGISTER TODAY for your chance to win the highly recognized CMMA National Scholarship. What better way to kick-start your career and perfect your skills!


Registered contestants will be expected to take to the stage and perform a classic cover or an original song, backed by our brilliant band. Music NT and other country representatives will be judging the Talent Quest and they’re on the hunt for someone who not only has vocal or instrumental talent but who oozes originality and wows the crowd! The winner will be announced after the finals at 7pm at the Show bandstand.

Do you have what it takes to become the NT’s next biggest name in Country?

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Entry forms are available at the Royal Darwin Show or Music NT websites.

Entry for this exciting Country Music Scholarship is FREE, and contestants only need to pay for their entry to the Royal Darwin Show. Early bird entry tickets are available online now at

For information or to register for the Royal Darwin Show Country music Talent Quest contact Bandstand Manager Andrew Arthur on [email protected] or 0428 153 355.


The Royal Darwin Show bandstand is renowned for proudly supporting up and coming local talent, entertainers, schools and clubs. With a history of providing a unique opportunity for a diverse mix of local performers to showcase their skills, this year’s Bandstand program will cater to all, from the country enthusiasts, fire eating acrobats to the die-hard dancers.