Groundwater Country Music Festival is Australia’s fastest growing country music festival and is indicative of the growing appeal of country music in Australia.
Launched in 2012 as the Broadbeach Country Music Festival, the festival was rebranded as Groundwater Country Music Festival in 2018. Groundwater is a common denominator in bringing people together. It reflects Australia’s unique culture, drawing from both the Aboriginal people’s close spiritual connection with the groundwater, as well as the farming community’s reliance on groundwater for survival. Groundwater reflects the innate culture of the Australian people who use the rivers, lakes, streams, and oceans as a central part of life.
Groundwater Country Music Festival invites visitors to come and stay in our city for 3 days of rocking country music that will shake the earth and swell the spirit.
Groundwater has been recognised by both the Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards winning a number of prestigious awards across the years:
Festival & Events at the 2019 Australian Tourism Awards
Festival & Events at the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards
Festival & Events at the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards
Festival & Events at the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards
Since 2012, Groundwater Country Music Festival was proudly produced by the Broadbeach Alliance, however as Broadbeach Alliance merged with both the Surfers Paradise Alliance and Connecting Southern Gold Coast on July 1, 2020 to form Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC), the event now sits with MEGC.
MEGC’s charter is to develop a portfolio of events and festivals which will attract the overnight drive market from Brisbane and the interstate traveller wishing to come to the Gold Coast for an event or festival ultimately generating Visitor Nights and promotion of our destination, as an events and festivals hub.
MEGC is committed to hosting environmentally responsible events, as such we work very closely with event partners to plan and implement festivals which reflect green event best practices
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