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Make A Week Of It: Stay at the A&P Showgrounds which is in direct walking distance to the event!

The 2020 MLT New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards will be held from Friday 29 May – Sunday 31 May 2020 following a week of country music celebrations, including the NZ Country Music Awards, MLT Songwriting Awards, various concerts & busking competitions, all of which are now under the umbrella of Tussock Country-New Zealand’s Country Music Festival

Every year for the last 46 years Gore has hosted the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. This event attracts artists from around the world and continues to grow in stature and popularity.

Audience levels reach over 5,000 and the entries in all sections and events total 700 competitors. Visitors to Gore leave with fond memories of the ‘Southern Hospitality’ and along with the locals, just soak up the Country Music atmosphere.

Check out the overall program including events from the Tussock Country Music festival!



Get your tickets now for the Junior, Intermediate and Senior finals.



Certified Self Contained Motorhome & Caravan Parking

Book in to stay for the festivities: Gore A&P Showgrounds (Campgrounds).

If you're attending the Tussock Country Music Festival as well, the showgrounds is a great place to stay!

The Gore Agricultural & Pastoral Showgrounds is located in Bury St, just off State Highway 1 at the south end of Gore. Here you will find an extremely neat park-like setting on 11.2 hectares of land. The Gore Town & Country Club, Gore Multi-sports Centre, all-weather hockey turf and the town centre are all close by. 

Further details call Bevin on 027 644 9909 or email bevroynz@yahoo.co.nz, but no bookings required for non-powered sites.

Prices: $5.00 pn/pv for non-powered sites, and $10 pn/pv for powered sites. Toilet and shower facilities available.