Dates & Location

Groundwater CMF 2024 will be held from Friday 18 October – Sunday 20 October!

Groundwater CMF is located throughout the streets, parks and venues in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. If you’re looking to stay within walking distance to the festival, we recommend staying anywhere from Queensland Avenue to Elizabeth Avenue in Broadbeach.


No way – our festival is FREE for everyone to enjoy! But if you’re looking to score a front row spot for one of our headline acts, we do have a ‘first in, best dressed’ policy.

Just come right in! As we are a non-ticketed event within the open area in the Broadbeach precinct, you can come and go as you please.


There are plenty of great accommodation options available on the Gold Coast. You can see what’s close to Groundwater CMF here. We always suggest getting in early to secure your festival pad.

Sorry! Sadly, there are no campgrounds located within the festival as Groundwater CMF is located in the heart of an open, CBD area. But don’t worry! There are plenty of accommodation options available that you can check out here. If you are looking for Gold Coast Camping Grounds you can view a range of options here.

Artist Info

The 2024 Groundwater CMF lineup will be announced in 2024!

Our 2023 artist lineup included country favourites like Lee Kernaghan, Jackson Dean, Casey Barnes, Amber Lawrence, The Wolfe Brothers, Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole plus many more.

You can check out the complete 2023 lineup here.

Artist applications for Groundwater CMF are open now for 2024 and you can apply here.

At the festival

There will be dedicated areas at the outdoor stages where you’re welcome to set up your own chairs. For all our partner venues, there will be seating available in-venue.

Groundwater CMF will not be selling or hiring any chairs to patrons, however local retailers may have some in stock for those interested. 

Please note camp chairs may only be used in designated areas during certain times of the day.

Sorry! Unfortunately not. As the Groundwater CMF is an unlicensed event, alcohol can only be consumed within licensed areas and venues.

Sure! But only in licensed areas and venues throughout the precinct. Remember that alcohol cannot be taken out of these areas.

Standard Smoking laws apply, 4 metres away from all buildings including restaurants etc. There is no smoking permitted in pedestrian malls including the Broadbeach Mall.

There are several public toilets located throughout the festival including in The Oasis Shopping Centre and Niecon Plaza as well as in venues.

Of course! We will have Security based at each of the stages and roving throughout the festival footprint, supported by a Queensland Police Service team.
In the unfortunate event that we do receive rain during the festival our team have measures in place to ensure a safe environment and manage any programming changes. If we are required to implement any wet weather plans during the festival we will provide an update to all attendees via our website and social media channels

Festival merchandise will be able to be purchased at the Info & Festival Merchandise hub during the 2024 festival. 

Visit our Getting Here page to find information on transport, travel and parking.

As the festival is held within a public area, local laws apply for bringing your pet to Groundwater CMF. However, due to large crowds and loud music, we recommend that attendees leave their pets at home.

Food & Markets

There sure is! The Groundwater CMF is situated in the heart of the Broadbeach CBD with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, fast food and supermarkets to suit everyone’s taste buds.

Groundwater CMF accepts a small number of food vendors. Stay tuned for 2024 applications.

Yes, we do! Keep an eye out for market stall applications closer to the 2024 festival.


Yes, there will be a range of accessible viewing areas throughout the festival that will be indicated by signage on outdoor stages. More information will be provided closer to the festival.

Visit the below websites to learn more about Accessibility on the Gold Coast:

City of Gold Coast | People With Disability

Destination Gold Coast | Accessible Gold Coast

G:link | Mobility Access

Hosted within the Broadbeach precinct, the terrain consists of flat grass, paved areas and gravel. During peak traffic periods, particularly if there has been heavy rainfall, the festival precinct may become more difficult to navigate. We recommend people using wheelchairs and/or motorised wheelchairs use a wheelchair with large wheels for further stability. 

There are multiple accessible parking options on the streets surrounding Broadbeach including Old Burleigh Road, Queensland Avenue, Charles Avenue, Gold Coast Service Road. Visit the City of Gold Coast to view more accessible parking options.

Kids & Families

We’re all about starting ’em young! Groundwater CMF is a family-friendly music festival that is suitable for all ages but please be mindful that some venues and bars may have age restrictions due to licensing.

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