Lee Kernaghan, Jackson Dean + more join first lineup!

25 May 2023

As we celebrate 10 years of country music on the Gold Coast, it was only fitting to invite some of your country favourites to join the first lineup of Groundwater Country Music Festival (CMF) 2023!

Returning to the streets of Broadbeach from 20-22 October 2023, the first lineup includes Aussie country powerhouses like Lee Kernaghan, Casey Barnes, Amber Lawrence, plus many more international stars like Jackson Dean, Asleep At The Wheel and The Dungarees. Check out the full lineup below!

Lee Kernaghan

With 13 studio albums, 40 #1 charting hit songs, 38 Golden Guitars, 2008’s ‘Australian of the Year’, entry into the Australian Country Music’s Hall of Fame plus so many more, it’s fair to say Lee Kernaghan is an Aussie country legend who needs no introduction to Groundwater CMF fans! 



Making his Groundwater CMF debut is breakthrough star Jackson Dean! Coming all the way from Maryland USA, Jackson has been smashing records all over the world and is definitely THE artist to watch for the year.

Casey Barnes

Gold Coast local and music mega-star Casey Barnes is no stranger to Groundwater CMF, often saying it’s one of his favourite festivals to play! Fresh off the back of his APRA Award win last month, we’re sure Casey will get a big home-crowd welcome in October!

Amber Lawrence

As Australia’s reigning queen of country, Amber was part of the first lineup for the festival back in 2013. Returning for the first time in five years, Amber will be gracing Broadbeach with her energetic and moving shows!

After a massive festival last year that had the perfect crowd, weather and music, we can’t wait to do it all over again and throw one big country celebration.

Till then, lock in the dates in your calendar, secure your accommodation and hope the next few months go by quickly! And if you’d like to reminisce on the memories with us, check out all the fun we had last year below!

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