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Country Music Awards 2020


Presented in Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia, the Golden Guitar Awards are the finale to the ten-day Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth.  The Awards are a fast-paced concert showcasing the cream of Australian country music artists and the songs that have left their mark on the fans throughout the past 12 months.

Live Event Services designed and supplied live production elements including audio, lighting, vision, staging and crewing.  Pre-production on the awards started back in October 2019, when Colin Baldwin and his team worked on lighting and set design, equipment specifications and pack lists, crew and sub-contract bookings, sourcing accommodation for over 30 people and working with Robert Elsworthy at Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre on venue logistics.

Equipment for the awards included;


  • L-Acoustics KARA line array / SB18 and SB28 sub-woofers / LA Racks

  • Soundcraft Vi3000 and Vi2000 digital mixing consoles

  • 24 Digital wireless and IEM systems

  • Comprehensive list of wired mics and foldback speakers



Claypaky Mythos and Sharpy Plus, Martin Professional MAC Quantum Profile and Quantum Wash, ShowPRO Quad-18 LED Pars, 1.2kw Fresnels, 750w Source Four profiles, ACME CM600 and XA400 Pro,  LED Sunstrips, Robert Juliat Cyrano follow spots, DF50 hazers.  In control were a couple of MA Lighting International grandMA2 lite consoles.



  • 54 Chain Motors

  • 240m Trussing



This years LED screens included 200sqm of 4.8mm & 6mm indoor LED screen as the display for the country music awards show.  Screen switch and composition was achieved through a Barco Event Master with a main and standby backup unit in place.

Content was built by Big Day Media, programmed to screens via main and backup PVP machines, with over 200 packages rolling throughout the evening.


Camera Chain:

  • Panasonic AK-UC3000 2/3″ 2k / 4k broadcast cameras

  • Jimmy Jib

  • Panasonic AK-UCU500 / AK-UCU600 


Thanks to LED Vision, Broadcast Zone, CTS, JPJ, Coda, PA People, George Gorga, Pyro Oz and ATS Logistics for their assistance.

Special THANKS to Peter Ross and the Tamworth Regional Council.

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