Groundwater CMF and P&O Cruises announce return of the People’s Choice Award

The Gold Coast’s annual country music party, Groundwater Country Music Festival (CMF) is excited to announce that P&O Cruises Australia will be returning as a Supporting Partner in 2022.

If experiencing three days of free world-class country music in one of Australia’s most beautiful sought-after destinations isn’t enough, festival fans will be thrilled to hear P&O will once again be presenting the P&O People’s Choice Award in 2022 as part of the partnership.

The 2022 P&O People’s Choice Award gives Groundwater CMF attendees the chance to vote for their most loved artist throughout the festival which kicks off on Friday 28 October through to Sunday 30 October. One very lucky voter will also set sail with P&O, winning themselves a three-night cruise for two, in an Oceanview room on board a P&O Country Music Cruise in 2023 (departing Sydney or Brisbane).

It’s great to have P&O Cruises back on board for another year with Groundwater CMF as a Support Partner,” said Major Events Gold Coast Director of Festivals and Events Mark Duckworth.

The People’s Choice Award is a great opportunity for our Groundwater CMF family to get involved in what has become a popular part of the festival experience,” said Mark. Our fans love choosing their favourite act over the long weekend and last year it was super tight with The Wolfe Brothers just nudging ahead and taking out the acclaimed title.”

Since 1932, P&O has been operating cruises at some of the most incredible destinations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific. Like Groundwater CMF, P&O have been creating truly unique country music experiences of their own, with their luxurious country music themed cruises designed for like-minded music lovers to enjoy out at sea. It is only fitting then that P&O return as the official cruise liner for Groundwater CMF 2022.

Country music continues to be one of the most popular music genres around Australia and we’re ecstatic to be able to continue supporting local performers and fans through our partnership with the Groundwater Country Music Festival,” said Chris Rich, Partnerships Manager at P&O Cruises. “Our Country music cruises are all about great entertainment and good times, just like Groundwater CMF.”

Past P&O People’s Choice Award winner, CASEY BARNES has gone to perform on a P&O Country Cruise along with many more country artists. The 2021 winner, The Wolfe Brothers are expected to do so on a Country Cruise soon.

This year, the likes of SEAFORTH, ANDREW FARRISS, TAMI NEILSON (NZ), JAYNE DENHAM, FANNY LUMSDEN and TRAVIS COLLINS will perform at Groundwater CMF. Along with a packed program of talented country acts, these globally recognised artists will make for a hotter contest for the top prize in the P&O People’s Choice Award.

Now in its 9th year, this one-of-a-kind country music party continues to get bigger and better each year. Proudly produced by Major Events Gold Coast, Groundwater CMF 2022 will feature a massive program of close to 50 national and international acts performing across multiple stages in the parks, streets, and venues of the beautiful coastal precinct of Broadbeach from October 28-30.

Bring the family and kick back and enjoy the party!

To enter 2022 P&O Cruises People’s Choice Awards, festival goers need to visit or the official festival app and cast a vote for their favourite artist. Voting will open Friday 28 October at 9:00am AEST and close Tuesday 1 November at 11:59pm AEST. Both the winning artist and the lucky recipient of the P&O Cruise for two will be announced on Thursday 3 November.

Groundwater Country Music Festival is supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and is a feature on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.