Casey Barnes wins Groundwater’s inaugural People’s Choice Award

Casey Barnes was officially the fan favourite at Groundwater Country Music Festival last weekend!

It has been revealed the Gold Coast country music star took out the festival’s inaugural 2019 P&O Cruises People’s Choice Award, after receiving more than double the votes than the act who came in second place.

Fans were given the chance to vote for their favourite artist online, with Casey beating out 49 acts to score the prize.


“There were so many incredible acts on the lineup this year so myself and the band are pretty chuffed,” Casey said.

“We wanted to bring something special this year so the band and I had been rehearsing a brand new live show for over a month leading up to the festival. I’m just over the moon that it was so well received by everyone that attended our three shows. We pride ourselves on trying to put on a high energy and fun live show so winning this award is pretty special!”

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Casey Barnes | PHOTO: Supplied by Groundwater Country Music Festival

The vote also put fans in the running to win the ultimate holiday for two on board P&O Cruises inaugural Country Music Festival at Sea which sets sail from Brisbane in December 2019. The line-up for P&O’s first country cruise has just been announced and features Casey Barnes, James Blundell and Caitlyn Shadbolt.

Olivia McLennan from Brisbane was announced as the lucky winner with her nomination of Casey Barnes: “Casey Barnes on the coast! Doesn’t get any better! Had amazing set, amazing crowd, amazing atmosphere! Best possible way to kick off Groundwater 2019!”

Groundwater Country Music Festival saw 50 acts perform across 15 stages throughout Broadbeach from July 26-28, 2019. For more information, visit: