Lee Kernaghan and Beccy Cole Headline 2019 Groundwater Country Music Festival Line-up

Felicity Urquhurt is part of the 2019 Groundwater Country Music Festival Line-up. Felicity Urquhurt is part of the 2019 Groundwater Country Music Festival Line-up.

Now in its 7th year, the Groundwater Country Music Festival returns with a mega line-up of country artists led by an icon of the Australian scene Lee Kernaghan.


Joining Lee as major headliners at the Gold Coast festival is winner of Female Artist Of The Year at the recent Golden Guitar Awards, veteran singer-songwriter Beccy Cole and the big winners at the Golden Guitars, The Wolfe Brothers who won four awards (including Contemporary Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year).

After appearing on stage at last year's Groundwater as a guest during James Blundell's closing set of the event, Kernaghan – a Gold Coast local – is keen to grace the Groundwater stage again. “I’m super excited to be bringing my national tour to Groundwater Festival,” Kernaghan says.

“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.”


Recently elevated to 'Major Status' by Tourism and Events Queensland, the rest of the 2019 Groundwater line-up is a smorgasbord of country talent including Central Coast country, southern rockers Adam Eckersley Band.

Fanny Lumsden, who won Video Of The Year at the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards, for her single 'Elastic Waistband', will also grace the Groundwater stage this year.

The diverse line-up also features alt. country artist Tori Forsyth and much-loved singer-songwriter Felicity Urquhart (who has opened for Willie Nelson, toured with Kenny Rogers, and just won the Vocal Collaboration Of The Year award with Kevin Bennett and Lyn Bowtell at the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards).

Andrew Swift is another artist on the Groundwater line-up who was successful at the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards, winning two of his four nominations and impressing audiences with his performance of his upbeat alt. country single 'Runaway Train'.

Also performing at Groundwater this year will be the newly crowned 2019 Star Maker winner Blake O’Connor, who grew up around country music and has opened for some of Australia’s top country artists including Adam Eckersley and Adam Brand.


“Groundwater Country Music Festival will always present Australian country music’s top artists as well as create pathways for some of the our newest and most deserved performers,” Festival Director Mark Duckworth says.

“Each year as our festival family increases, our event builds its own traditions and unique experiences.”

This FREE festival will be held 26-28 July in Broadbeach on the stunning Gold Coast through its bars, restaurants, streets and parks.


2019 Groundwater Country Music Festival Line-up

Lee Kernaghan
Beccy Cole
The Wolfe Brothers
Adam Eckersley Band
Fanny Lumsden
Felicity Urquhart
Tori Forsyth
John Schumann & Shane Howard Present Songs That Changed Our Country
Mustered Courage
Round Mountain Girls
Gretta Ziller
Andrew Swift
Pete Cullen & The Hurt
2019 Star Maker Winner Blake O'Connor
Montgomery Church
DJ Colonel's Surf Parade Hoedown
plus more acts to be announced

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