Exciting first line-up for Groundwater Country Music Festival unveiled

Golden Guitar award winners Fanny Lumsden and Travis Collins will be among the headline acts for this year’s Groundwater Country Music Festival.

The first line-up for this year’s event has been unveiled as organisers prepare for the biggest crowds in a few years now that borders are fully open and COVID restrictions have been scrapped.

The three-day festival will take place around Broadbeach from October 28 to 30.


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Lumsden is coming off the back of a massive 12 months which saw her album Fallow hit number one on the ARIA country chart and in the top ten of the ARIA general chart.

“It’s such a thrill to be heading back to Groundwater CMF this year! It was the first festival we got to play on the ‘big stage’ back in 2017 so it’s truly one of our favourite festivals…to play and just to be at as well,” Lumsden said.

Fanny Lumsden will be among the headline acts for this year’s Groundwater CMF

Joining Lumsden and Collins will be fellow Aussie country stars Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley, Gina Jeffreys, Catherine Britt and Kirsty Lee Akers.

Akers, whose new album Wild debuted at number one on the ARIA charts ahead of The Kid Laroi and Lee Kernaghan, says Groundwater is going to be one hell of a party.

“There is finally light at the end of the tunnel – live music is back! I can’t wait to step onto the stage at the Groundwater Country Music Festival, my favourite festival of the year in beautiful Queensland,” Akers said.

Kirsty Lee Akers will be among the headline acts for this year’s Groundwater CMF

With international borders now open, Groundwater will be able to welcome back overseas country music stars.

New Zealand’s Kaylee Bell and number one selling Canadian artist Dan Davidson will join the line-up with more international artists expected to be announced before October.

Groundwater Country Music Festival Director Mark Duckworth says this year’s event is set to be one of the best country music parties ever.

“2022 will see our festival fans treated to some incredible acts from across the country as well as some international flavours along the way,” Duckworth said.

“Three days of country music vibes will swell the spirit and welcome the Queensland sun this October, over 40 country artists will take to Groundwater CMF’s various stages to entertain and connect with fans from all over Australia.”