Underground Water Country Music Festival 2022

Round out October with a long weekend at this Gold Coast favorite festival.

The Gold Coast’s Groundwater Country Music Festival returns in October for a star-studded celebration of country music from Australia and beyond. Taking over Broadbeach from Friday 28th October until Sunday 30th October, Groundwater will be hosted in the streets, parks and venues of the seaside suburbs. And the best part? Participation is completely free.

Headlining the festivities are now Nashville-based country-pop duo Seaforth, who return to their shores for their only Queensland performance of their latest Australian tour; ARIA Award and eight-time Golden Guitar winner Fanny Lumsden; and country soul artist Travis Collins. Other big names on Bill include Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley; Catherine Brit; Gina Lee Jeffreys; Kirsty Lee Akers; Andrew Farriss; Kaylee Bell (New Zealand); Dan Davidson (Canada); Tami Neilson (New Zealand), back for her only Australian performance this year; as well as Andrew Swift, Jayne Denham, The Viper Creek Band and many more.

A big part of Groundwater CMF is the festival’s commitment to supporting and nurturing emerging talent. This year, Max Jackson, 2022 winner of the influential Star Maker country music competition, joins a line-up that includes several Star Maker alumni, including Travis Collins, Kirsty Lee Akers and Kaylee Bell.

Since it’s free and ticketless, the best way to experience Groundwater CMF is to book accommodation in the area and soak up the music at a number of venues throughout the long weekend. To browse the full list and see accommodation suggestions, visit underground watercmf.com.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland.

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