Australia’s fastest-growing country music festival, Groundwater Country Music Festival, has revealed the full lineup for 2019 which includes the reigning King and Queen of Australian Country Music Lee Kernaghan and Beccy Cole, as well as the US country-rockers Davisson Brothers Band, and record breakers The Wolfe Brothers who were the most awarded act at the 2019 Golden Guitars.
This free festival will be held on the Gold Coast on July 26-28 where nearly 50 acts will perform across 15 stages throughout Broadbeach’s bars, restaurants, streets and parks, allowing you to sit down and relax in one of Australia’s top holiday destinations while listening to some of the biggest names in country music perform with the stunning beaches as your stage backdrop. Click here to view the 2019 Groundwater sizzle reel.
Groundwater, now in its 7th year, was elevated to ‘major status’ by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) earlier this year due to its importance to Queensland’s economy and significant growth in generating visitation to the Gold Coast. In 2018, 61,000 people attended this three-day event that injected $13 million into the local economy.
Groundwater is proud to present a top-shelf line-up which is heaven for long-standing country music enthusiasts and those only just starting to discover one of the world’s most popular genres of music. Ladies and Gentleman we present to you, the full lineup for 2019 Groundwater Country Music Festival:
The full lineup for 2019
DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND (USA) – FAR FROM FOLSOM
SONGS OF JOHNNY CASH FEATURING TEX PERKINS AND THE TENNESSEE FOUR WITH RACHAEL TIDD
THE WOLFE BROTHERS
GRAEME CONNORS – FANNY LUMSDEN
JOHN SCHUMANN & SHANE HOWARD FROM THE BANDS REDGUM AND GOANNA PRESENT SONGS THAT CHANGED OUR COUNTRY
ADAM ECKERSLEY BAND – DREW MCALISTER
CASEY BARNES – THE VIPER CREEK BAND FELICITY URQUHART – TORI FORSYTH
Also appearing in alphabetical order…
AMBER JOY POULTON – ANDREW SWIFT – ANGUS GILL – BENN GUNN –
2019 STAR MAKER WINNER BLAKE O’CONNOR – BROOKE LAMBERT –
BROOKE SUPPLE – CHLOE STYLER – COUNTRY MUSIC COCKTAILS – DARLINGHURST – DJ COLONEL’S SURF PARADE HOEDOWN –
FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK – GRETTA ZILLER – HAYLEY JENSEN –
HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN HERMITS – HIGH LONESOME – HURRICANE FALL –
JED ZARB – JOSH SETTERFIELD – LIAM BREW – MONTGOMERY CHURCH – NEILLYRICH – OPEN SEASON – PETE CULLEN & THE HURT –
ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS – THE HILBILLY GOATS – THE TONY Q BAND – WARREN EARL BAND – WEST TEXAS CRUDE – WHISTLE DIXIE
Lee Kernaghan plays the Gold Coast
Gold Coast local Lee Kernaghan has been awarded more Golden Guitars and ARIA Awards than you can poke a stick at, and he is more relevant today than ever before. He continues to go from strength to strength and his latest album Backroad Nation has just topped the ARIA charts at #1 once again. Whilst he has never performed at Groundwater before, he got up on stage with James Blundell last year as a guest to close out the festival and announce that he would be back this year. “I’m super excited to be bringing my national tour to Groundwater festival,” said Kernaghan. “It’s an incredible vibe on stage and out on the street and I can’t wait to be a part of this awesome festival in 2019.”
Hailing from the hills of West Virginia is the Davisson Brothers Band, who will wow Groundwater audiences with their authentic and passionate country-rock. The four-piece band hugely impressed Australian fans last year and Groundwater is thrilled to include them in their 2019 line-up. With thousands of shows under their belt, the Davisson Brothers Band’s incredible, high energy shows have found a new home away home in Australia.
Returning to Groundwater after performing at the festival in 2015 is Beccy Cole who this year won ‘Female Artist of the Year’ at the Golden Guitar Awards, taking her number of Golden Guitar wins to eleven. Beccy has been delighting Australian music fans for over 25 years and continued to impress them with her last album Lioness which was 100 per cent produced by females. With her husky tones and distinct sense of humour, it comes as no surprise that Beccy has three gold-certified releases and more than a dozen #1 Australian country singles.
Joining the party is The Wolfe Brothers who were the big winners at the 2019 Golden Guitars, breaking previous records and taking home four awards from their five nominations. Currently on tour with Lee Kernaghan, they are a force to be reckoned with.
Far From Folsom songs of Johnny Cash featuring Tex Perkins and the Tennessee Four with Rachael Tidd is an unmissable act that will perform at Groundwater this year. Best-known for fronting The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon, Tex, Don & Charlie and The Dark Horses, Tex Perkins will provide a fast-paced, turbo-charged incarnation of Johnny Cash’s famous prison performances. His humour, humanity and grit builds bridges between music genres, between prisoners, preachers and presidents, and has earned him the love and loyalty of generations of fans.
It’s LIVE in Queensland.
Fly or drive and stay in the heart of Broadbeach with the festival right on your doorstep! There is a wide variety of accommodation options in the precinct from five-star hotels to self-contained apartments, satisfying all needs and budgets. Check out Broadbeach accommodation here.
Groundwater Country Music Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800m to the state’s economy in 2019.
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