Mark Duckworth is the Festival Director for the award-winning Blues on Broadbeach and Groundwater Country Music Festivals based on the Gold Coast.
Over his time with the Broadbeach Alliance, both music festivals have gained major event status for the state of Queensland and have been instrumental in bringing international performers to the City of Gold Coast as well creating a platform for local talent.
Growing up playing infamous venues from Playroom to Elsewhere and everything in between Mark’s passion and involvement in the creative industry evolved into song writing, producing bands and concerts. His work has taken him around Australia and throughout Asia and Europe and he is often in demand to help co-ordinate large scale events.
Mark is a panel member of the Regional Arts Development Fund as well as a judge for the Australian Blues Awards, Gold Coast Music Awards and The Golden Guitars.
Mark lives on the Gold Coast with his wife, daughter, the family dog and a humble record collection.