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Indie Week Canada 2017
Indie Week is an annual music festival and conference held in November in Toronto, Canada. The key elements are the live music festival, the Indie 101 entertainment business conference, the Reel Indie Film Festival and the Indie Beer Festival. Bands, speakers and films from around the world converge on Toronto for six days and nights of entertainment and education.
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BANDS / ARTISTS CAN APPLY NOW:
1st Round Artists:
The Honeyrunners Toronto
Cream Machine Toronto
Danielle Bourjeaurd Canada
Dick Rodan Toronto
Dylan Hennessy Canada
Poor Nameless Boy Canada
Aviator Shades Vancouver
Beautiful Nothing Toronto
Cable Street Calgary
Chris Gostling & The Tempo Toronto
Civil Wray Toronto
Early Hours Cape Town, South Africa
ETNO Braslia, Brazil
Fade Awaays Toronto
Field Study Toronto
G-Life Salt Lake City
Goodwood Atoms Vancouver
Grown Up Avenger Stuff USA
High Heels Lo FiToronto
Honey Beard Toronto
Horta Projectt Brasilia, Brazil
Jeremy de Freitas Toronto
Jim Dan Dee Toronto
Josh Ross Canada
Kate Todd Canada
Kelly Fraser Canada
Kingdom of Birds Toronto
Last Bullet Toronto
Lyric Dubee Canada
Meet The Blue Toronto
Mermaids Exist Toronto
Missing TakesPorto Alegre, Brazil
Pilot Light Toronto
Rich Cloke Canada
Richard Tichelman Vancouver
Ritalin Boy Toronto
River Lynch and The Spiritmakersi USA
Robbery Inc. Los Angeles
Samara York Toronto
Shae Dupuy Canada
Sulfur City Canada
Tenth Planet Toronto
The Arcadeans Ireland
The Bloodshots Winnipeg
The Royal North Charlottetown
vajra New York
Vinyl Hero Montreal
Waiting for Henry USA
Wild Planes New York
About Indie Week
INDIE WEEK is one of Canadas hottest indie music festivals showcasing the best emerging artists from around the world. Over 200 acts will perform at 20 venues in Toronto, Canadas largest music industry center!
Along with the music festival Indie Week also presents Reel Indie Film Fest film festival featuring music themed features, shorts and music videos and the Indie 101 conference where industry professionals give career advice.
All participating acts receive passes to attend RiFF film screenings, Indie 101 industry conference including the launch party, industry mixers and the main event the Indie Week awards.
Enter your band for a chance to showcase at Indie Week and get a leg up in their career.
Who can apply?
Any indie acts that is not signed directly to a MAJOR label.
Acts signed to an indie label with major distribution ARE accepted
Selected Artists travelling from outside Ontario
You will be booked for more than one show!
Often international acts perform at least 3 times during the festival.
Performing artists will receive:
1 swag bag per act estimated value: $75
Wristbands for each performer and crew which allows entry to all shows during Indie Week value: $50 each
Conference Passes for each performer and crew which allows entry to industry panels taking place each afternoon Thurs Sat of Indie Week value: $100 each.
Invite to Indie Week VIP Launch Party
Past sponsored stages/showcases have included:
Jack Daniels Music House
City of London
Wacken Metal Battle Canada
The ATX 6 Project
102.1 The Edge Next Big Thing Showcase
Exclaim! Magazine Showcase/Ginger Ale and the Monowhales video release
94.9 The Rock Next Gen Showcase
KX96 Country Music Showcase
Focus UK presented by Focus Wales Aurovine
The Indie 88.1 stage featuring Diana, The OBGMs, Cousins, Parrallels
Music Ontario Showcase
Indie Week has a vibe unlike any other Indie Week has a street level excitement that is infectious, and more palpable joy than a fleet of beer trucks brings to a chili cook-off You really cant help but have a good time.
Past artists include and special guests include: Finger Eleven, Philip Sayce, Mike Joyce Drummer of The Smiths, Glen Matlock The Sex Pistols, Blaze Bayley Iron Maiden, DJ LDontheCut SUBLIME with Rome, Darenots,Walk Off The Earth, Diana, The OBGMs, Parallels, Cousins, KO, The Rebel Emergency, Ill Scarlett, Magneta Lane, The Mahones, Sarah Blackwood, The Stanfields, Gloryhound, Rikers, The Midway State, Peter Katz, Roz Bell, The Birthday Massacre, Nightbox, Hello Beautiful, The Mandevilles, Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold.
Past delegates included:
Phil X Bon Jovi
John Densmore The Doors
Mike Joyce Drummer of The Smiths
Glen Matlock The Sex Pistols
James Black & Rick Jackett Finger Eleven
Garth Richardson Producer Rage Against the Machine
Jeff Woods Radio, Records & Rockstars
Jason Hook Five Finger Death Punch/Alice Cooper
Michael Wekerle Dragons Den/El Mocambo
Mike Clink Guns N Roses, Mtley Cre, Megadeth
Nigel Grainge Thin Lizzy, Sinead OConnor, Steve Miller Band
Chris Birkett Led Zeppelin, Steve Earle, Quincy Jones, Peter Gabriel,
Kevin Hearn Barenaked Ladies
Josh Mateer Warner UK
Karen Bliss Music Journalist Billboard Magazine/Rolling Stone
Ron Lopata Warner
Sean Jones Recording Artist, WIDEawake Entertainment Group