Groundwater Country Music Festival has won the Festivals & Events category at the Australian Tourism Awards

The festival was up against a number of finalists including CinefestOZ Film Festival, Riverboats Music Festival and The Unconformity. 

“This award is symbolic of the Gold Coast thinking outside the box, I don’t think eight years ago anyone would have linked Broadbeach with country music and now it’s a well-known annual pilgrimage for fans all over Australia,” said Festival Director and Acting CEO of Broadbeach Alliance, Mark Duckworth

“The team worked so hard to make this festival work and we couldn’t be happier.”

Held in Broadbeach every July, Groundwater Country Music Festival is a free event which has previously featured the likes of The McClymonts, Granger Smith, and Adam Harvey. 

Kasey Chambers leads this year's line-up where she'll be joined by Shannon Noll, Sunny Cowgirls, Gina Jeffreys, McAlister Kemp, Tania Kernaghan, Brad Butcher and more from 24-26 July.

For more details about the festival, head to theGuide