Calling all country fans who love a good party!

Groundwater Country Music Festival (CMF) gathers some of the best country artists in the industry for three days of FREE live music on the Gold Coast. Returning in 2023 for our 10th year from 20-22 October, there’s no other country music festival quite like it. Set only steps away from the iconic golden beaches of Broadbeach, Groundwater CMF gives the people what they want and brings the country to the coast!

The name Groundwater draws from both the Aboriginal people’s close spiritual connection, as well as the farming community’s reliance on groundwater for survival. To our core, Groundwater CMF is a festival that celebrates community, brought together by the shared love of country music.

So whip out your cowboy boots, dust off your hat and come for the party at Groundwater CMF 2023 from 20-22 October!


We Aim to Be Environmentally sustainable!

Groundwater CMF is committed to being an environmentally responsible event, with the Major Events Gold Coast team working closely with event partners to plan and implement a festival which will reflect green event best practices.

With your support we can continue to proactively lessen the carbon footprint, and ensure that the Groundwater CMF remains an environmentally friendly event.

You can do your bit to help by:

  • Utilising the recycle bins provided whilst at Groundwater CMF.
  • Using public transport as detailed on the transport section of this website.
  • Bringing a reusable water bottle and filling up at the water fountains situated throughout the festival.
  • Staying in one of the many local Broadbeach accommodation houses, all located within walking distance to the Festival outdoor stages and venues.


Groundwater has been recognised by both the Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards winning a number of prestigious awards across the years:

Gold Winner

Festival & Events at the 2019 Australian Tourism Awards 

Gold Winner

Festival & Events at the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards

Silver Winner

Festival & Events at the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards

Silver Winner

Festival & Events at the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards


Groundwater Country Music Festival is proudly produced by Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC).

Groundwater CMF invites country music lovers from near and far to come for the party on the beautiful Gold Coast!

With stages throughout the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach, MEGC demonstrates how a country music festival can blend in at this iconic beachfront location.