Australia’s fastest growing country music festival, Groundwater, has announced local Gold Coast favourite Casey Barnes as the winner of their inaugural 2019 P&O Cruises People’s Choice Awards. Barnes smashed the competition, receiving more than double the votes than the act who came in second place. Barnes put on some blistering shows across the weekend and this inaugural award is testament to his commitment to country music fans and their mutual respect.
This exciting new initiative was open to the huge crowd of over 73,000 people who came from all of Australia to attend Groundwater last weekend and gave fans the chance to get involved and vote for their favourite artist online.
“Absolutely blown away to hear that we took out Groundwater’s inaugural 2019 P&O Cruises People’s Choice Award for the public’s favourite live act of the festival!” said Casey Barnes.
“There were so many incredible acts on the lineup this year so myself and the band are pretty chuffed. 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!”
50 acts performed across 15 stages throughout Groundwater in Broadbeach’s bars, streets, and parks with the stunning beach as the stage backdrop. All live and all free.