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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1st Round Artists:

Rusty Toronto

Dearly BelovedToronto

The Honeyrunners Toronto

Cream Machine Toronto

Crown LandsCanada

Danielle Bourjeaurd Canada

Dick Rodan Toronto

Dylan Hennessy Canada

Poor Nameless Boy Canada


Amberwood Waterloo

Andi Toronto

Autopilot Saskatoon

Aviator Shades Vancouver

Beautiful Nothing Toronto

Cable Street Calgary

Chagall Toronto

Chris Gostling & The Tempo Toronto

Civil Wray Toronto

Early Hours Cape Town, South Africa

EinarIndraKpavogur, Iceland

Ensh Toronto

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

Knightingale Singapore

Last Bullet Toronto

Liteyears Canada

Lyric Dubee Canada

Meet The Blue Toronto


Mermaids Exist Toronto

Millagram Montreal

Missing TakesPorto Alegre, Brazil

nTTx Toronto

Pilot Light Toronto

Rich Cloke Canada

Richard Tichelman Vancouver

Ritalin Boy Toronto

River Lynch and The Spiritmakersi USA

RoadWolves Canada

Robbery Inc. Los Angeles

Rod PurposeCanada

RUIN Portland

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

and more!

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

Pop Montreal

Wacken Metal Battle Canada

The ATX 6 Project

Outlaw Roadshow

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.

-Bob Segarini

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

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