Wrapping up last weekend, Groundwater Country Music Festival 2021 saw thousands of music lovers descend on Broadbeach for the first time in two years after the event had been postponed due to the pandemic.
Over three amazing Gold Coast days, Country Music returned to the streets of Broadbeach and just days before our borders are set to reopen, it’s a great sign for the return of major events in our city.
With an overload of creative energy, more than 45 home-grown Aussie artists wowed festival-goers and filled the parks and streets of Broadbeach with their infectious charm and country music virtuosity.
“I feel like a champion sportsman that’s had to sit on the side-line and wait for the past two years,” country legend Graeme Connors expressed. “Groundwater is the event to finally get me back out there doing what I love. There was so much pent-up energy, and it was emotional to come face to face with an audience again. Just incredible!”
Mark Duckworth, was thrilled with the outcome, particularly considering the myriad of challenges that festivals face getting off the ground in the first place.
“It was great to see Groundwater return to the Gold Coast and to be able to welcome back our country music family. For many artists, Groundwater is an opportunity to celebrate and share new music releases and chart successes from the year. Groundwater 2021 has been more important than ever for Australian country music as it’s been one of the few festivals remaining on the calendar,” he declared.
“We are hopeful to have seen over 35,000 visitors throughout Broadbeach over the weekend, with many loyal fans returning, plus many new fans who have come to experience a weekend of incredible live country music. We’re thrilled to announce that Groundwater CMF will be returning 28-30 October 2022!”