Dates & Location

Friday July 24
Saturday July 25
Sunday July 26

Groundwater Country Music Festival is located throughout the Broadbeach precinct on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. You can view the performance areas on the Groundwater Country Music Festival map.


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 so many great accommodation options available in Broadbeach or surrounding areas.

Sorry! Sadly, there are no campgrounds located within the festival as the event is located in the heart of an open, CBD area. But don’t worry! There are plenty of accommodation options available, just visit our accommodation page. If you are looking for Gold Coast Camping Grounds go to the Visit Gold Coast website here for all the best options – including information on backpackers and hostels.

Artist Info

You can find all of the Groundwater Country Music Festival 2020 set times on the free Groundwater Country Music Festival app or online.

To get your Groundwater Country Music Festival merchandise signed, head to the ‘Onsite Retail’ tent – the one that sells the artist CD’s. Artist signings are after the shows but stay up to date by following our social media. See the Site Map for the location.

At the festival

The 2020 Groundwater Country Music Festival set times will be made available in 2020 via the Groundwater Country Music Festival app and website. To make sure you don’t miss any announcements, don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page.

There will be a limited amount of seating provided on a first come, basis at the Broadbeach Mall Stage plus many of the indoor venues also have seating on offer.

We’re all about ensuring everyone has the best possible experience at Groundwater.

So, you are welcome to bring your own portable, single-seater chairs to the festival, however please note that chair restrictions will apply at various times and for certain performances, in the interest of safety & comfort for all our patrons.

If you opt to bring a chair, it will be on the proviso that you understand that you may at any stage be asked by the organisers or security to stand up and remove your chair.  In this instance, please do not take offence and follow the instructions of the organisers.

We also ask that you do not leave your chairs unattended as your unaccompanied chair may be removed, again in the interest of crowd safety.

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

Sorry! Unfortunately not. As the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is an unlicensed event, alcohol can only be consumed within licensed venues.
Sure! But only in licensed venues. Remember that alcohol cannot be taken out of the licensed venues.

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.

All outdoor stages will be going ahead as planned in regards to rain and plus there are 10 indoor venues operating with free live music! We will keep you up to date on our website and Groundwater Country Music Festival Facebook page if ANYTHING changes. We suggest checking if you aren’t sure but no post means everything is still going ahead!

If the weather is deemed dangerous or risking public safety we will communicate through Facebook and announcements at the festival if a show is to be cancelled.

Food & Markets

There sure is! The Groundwater Country Music Festival 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.

Thanks for wanting to get involved! Groundwater Country Music Festival operates in a precinct with a multitude of restaurants, cafes and bars, catering to a variety of needs and cuisines. As a result, additional food vendors are unlikely to be required for this event.

We work closely with Art & Craft on the Coast Markets to provide market stalls to the festival. If you would like additional information or would like to provide an expression of interest please contact them via their website here.


Yes! There are accessible viewing areas throughout the festival that will be signed on the outdoor stages.

A location at the Broadbeach Mall Stage on the Oasis Shopping Centre side of the stage at the top of those stairs,

At the Surf Parade Stage, on the corner of Surf Parade and Queensland avenue also located at side of stage.

For more information, click on the links below:

The Broadbeach Mobility Map

Accessible Gold Coast

Broadbeach Transport

Please contact venues directly for information on their accessible viewing areas.

Kids & Families

We are a family-friendly music event for all ages but please be mindful that some venues may have age restrictions due to licensing.

Yes! Blues on Broadbeach is a family-friendly music event for all ages but there is also the art & craft markets.

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