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First Wave of Artists Announced for Canadian Music Fest 2013

Canadian Music Week is excited to announce the first wave of selected acts scheduled to perform during Canadian Music Fest – March 19-24, 2013 in Toronto. Now taking over the city for six days, the festival will welcome more than 1000 artists from Canada and around the globe. From today’s emerging artists to some of the hottest acts around, below is just a sampling of what we have in store.

 

RIHANNA
w/ A$AP Rocky
Tuesday, March 19
Air Canada CentreTickets on Sale Now(in association w/ Live Nation)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
w/ Sharon Van Etten
Saturday, March 23
Massey HallTickets on Sale Dec. 7th(in association w/ Goldenvoice)
EFTERKLANG

w/ guests

Thursday, March 21

Virgin Mobile Mod Club

Tickets on Sale Dec. 7th

RON SEXSMITH
w/ guests
Friday, March 22

Randolph TheatreTickets on Sale Soon

LINDSEY STIRLING
w/ guests
Saturday, March 23
Phoenix Concert TheatreTickets on Sale Dec. 7th
(in association w/ Union Events)
MATT DUSKw/ guests

Saturday, March 23

Randolph Theatre

Tickets on Sale Soon

 

As well as showcases from:

  • 2 Live Drew (Canada)
  • 20 Amp Soundchild (Canada)
  • 41st and Home (Canada)
  • A$AP Rocky (USA)
  • Acres Of Lions (Canada)
  • Adaline (Canada)
  • Adelleda (Canada)
  • Admiral Fallow (Scotland)
  • After Runnymede (Canada)
  • Alex Leggett (Canada)
  • Alexandria Maillot (Canada)
  • Ali Milner (Canada)
  • Alphabetics (Costa Rica)
  • Amanda Merdzan (Australia)
  • Andria Simone (Canada)
  • Andy Shauf (Canada)
  • Angel At My Table (Luxembourg)
  • Angela Saini (Canada)
  • Anna Rose (USA)
  • Antero Lindgren (Finland)
  • Anthony Damiao (Canada)
  • Armada (USA)
  • Ashelin (Canada)
  • Ashley Crnic (Canada)
  • Atlantis Blueprint (Canada)
  • Atom and The Volumes (Canada)
  • ATTAGIRL (Canada)
  • Autumn Owls (Ireland)
  • Ballroom Jacks (USA)
  • beekeeper (Canada)
  • Bend Sinister (Canada)
  • Billy the Kid (Canada)
  • Birthday Girls (Canada)
  • Blackchords (Australia)
  • Blessed Feathers (USA)
  • Bootleg Glory (Canada)
  • Bouts (Ireland)
  • Boxed Wine (USA)
  • Boxeur The Coeur (Italy)
  • Boy (Germany)
  • Breaching Vista(Canada)
  • Brews Willis (Canada)
  • Brian Katz (Canada)
  • Bronx Cheerleader (Canada)
  • Buddy Black (Canada)
  • Cai.ro (Canada)
  • Cairo Knife Fight (New Zealand)
  • Candelora (Canada)
  • Carleton Stone (Canada)
  • Carmanah (Canada)
  • Carnival Moon (Canada)
  • Casino(Canada)
  • Chloe Charles (Canada)
  • Chris Gheran (Canada)
  • City of Glass (Canada)
  • City Streets (Canada)
  • Cityreal (Canada)
  • Coldair(Poland)
  • Colour Color (Canada)
  • Coyote (Canada)
  • Crystal Kid (Canada)
  • Cultfever (USA)
  • Dallas Frasca (Australia)
  • Dam Ships (Canada)
  • Dan Hubbard and the Humadors (USA)
  • Dan Kosub (Canada)
  • Dance Laury Dance (Canada)
  • Dave Norris & Local Ivan (Canada)
  • Deanna Cartea (Canada)
  • Dearly Beloved (Canada)
  • Deon (Singapore)
  • Die By Remote (Canada)
  • Dirty Names (USA)
  • Dominique Fricot (Canada)
  • Double Fuzz (Canada)
  • Dreamers (Canada)
  • Eastborough (Canada)
  • Efterklang (Denmark)
  • Elephant Stone (Canada)
  • Eli T. x The Mystery (Singapore)
  • Endless Dark (Iceland)
  • English Words (Canada)
  • Esben Svane (Denmark)
  • Fade Chromatic (Canada)
  • Fairchild (Canada)
  • Fake Shark-Real Zombie! (Canada)
  • Federal Lights (Canada)
  • Fever Marlene (USA)
  • Fiction in Motion (Canada)
  • Final Thought (Canada)
  • Fine Times (Canada)
  • FIRExFIRE (Canada)
  • First You Get The Sugar (Canada)
  • Folly and the Hunter (Canada)
  • Frantic Sunday (Sweden)
  • FROYA (Malaysia)
  • Fun Fact (Canada)
  • Funeral Suits (Ireland)
  • Fur Eel (Canada)
  • Fuss (Canada)
  • FUTURE HISTORY (Canada)
  • Gang Related (Iceland)
  • Gdansk (Canada)
  • Georgia Murray (Canada)
  • Giant Hand (Canada)
  • Go For The Eyes (Canada)
  • Good For Grapes (Canada)
  • Graydon James & the Young Novelists (Canada)
  • Grey Ghost (Australia)
  • Grids (Canada)
  • Grounders (Canada)
  • Gyles (Canada)
  • Handsome Distraction (Canada)
  • Harvest Breed (Canada)
  • Heather Green (Canada)
  • Heaven’s Basement (United Kingdom)
  • Heidi Happy (Switzerland)
  • Heritage Centre (Ireland)
  • Hey Brother (Canada)
  • Hisland (Canada)
  • Holy Toledo! (Canada)
  • Huddle (Canada)
  • Hue (Canada)
  • Hunger Hush (Canada)
  • Hungry Kids of Hungary (Australia)
  • Ian Kelly (Canada)
  • In My Coma (Canada)
  • Inch Chua (Singapore)
  • Incura (Canada)
  • Irreverend James and the Critical Mass Choir (Canada)
  • Ivy James (Canada)
  • Jacek Raganowicz Quartet (Poland)
  • Jack McNairn (Canada)
  • James Arlowe & The Ruffian Circus (USA)
  • Jane’s Party (Canada)
  • Jean-Sebastien Audet (Canada)
  • Jeff Rogers (Canada)
  • Jenny (Canada)
  • Jenny MacDonald (Canada)
  • Jess Hill (Canada)
  • JJ Shiplett (Canada)
  • JOAL KAMPS (Canada)
  • JOJETO (Canada)
  • Josh Speers (Canada)
  • JP Maurice (Canada)
  • Julien Funk and The Painted Thief (USA)
  • Jung People (Canada)
  • Karim Ouellet (Canada)
  • Katie Rox (Canada)
  • King Dylan (Canada)
  • Kingdom of Few (Canada)
  • kool thing (Germany)
  • Koreen Perry (Canada)
  • Krissy Krissy (USA)
  • Krystle Dos Santos (Canada)
  • Lakes of Canada (Canada)
  • Last Bullet (Canada)
  • Leif Vollebekk (Canada)
  • Let’s Buy Happiness (United Kingdom)
  • LEVON (Canada)
  • Lindsey Stirling (USA)
  • Low Flying Planes (USA)
  • Lowlands (Canada)
  • Lumberjunk (Canada)
  • Lunic (USA)
  • Mac Demarco (Canada)
  • Mackenzie Dayle (Canada)
  • Maddy Rodriguez (Canada)
  • Maneli Jamal (Canada)
  • Margot Roi (Canada)
  • Mary Rose Obsession (Canada)
  • Mary Stewart (Canada)
  • Matt Dusk (Canada)
  • Meanwood (Canada)
  • Meet The Blue (Canada)
  • Melissa Lauren (Canada)
  • Men in Suits (Canada)
  • Metro4 (Canada)
  • Miesha and the Spanks (Canada)
  • Mo Kenney (Canada)
  • Molly Thomason (Canada)
  • MONSTER CAT (Singapore)
  • Moto Boy (Sweden)
  • Mount Moriah (USA)
  • Mushy Callahan (Canada)
  • N.N. (Canada)
  • Netty Mac (Canada)
  • nevada drive (Netherlands)
  • Never More Then Less (Canada)
  • Nick Backovic (Canada)
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Australia)
  • Noel Johnson (Canada)
  • NOONE (France)
  • North Lakes (Canada)
  • Nuela Charles (Canada)
  • Ocean City Defender (Canada)
  • Of Gentlemen and Cowards (Canada)
  • Old English (Canada)
  • Oldbury (Canada)
  • Oldfolks Home (Canada)
  • One Bad Son (Canada)
  • One Day Late (Canada)
  • One Way State (Canada)
  • OPOPO (Canada)
  • Organ Thieves (Canada)
  • Ori Dagan (Canada)
  • Pandaléon (Canada)
  • PANOS (Canada)
  • Partycat (Canada)
  • Pavlo (Canada)
  • Patti Cake (Canada)
  • Pear (Canada)
  • Pedro Menendez Fusion Ensemble (Argentina)
  • Peer Support (Canada)
  • Pegasus Warning (USA)
  • penny blacks (Canada)
  • Persian Rugs (Canada)
  • Pet Clinic (USA)
  • Peter Katz (Canada)
  • Peter Peter (Canada)
  • Pick a Piper (Canada)
  • Pigeon Hole (Canada)
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew (Canada)
  • Poor Young Things (Canada)
  • Portage and Main (Canada)
  • Pumas (Canada)
  • Quiet Company (USA)
  • Rachel Sermanni (United Kingdom)
  • Racoon Bandit (Canada)
  • Rain Over St. Ambrose (Canada)
  • RANGLEKLODS (Denmark)
  • Rebel Rebel (Canada)
  • Reid (Canada)
  • Rend (Canada)
  • Renée Yoxon (Canada)
  • Reptile Youth (Denmark)
  • Reversing Falls (Canada)
  • Ria Mae (Canada)
  • Rihanna (USA)
  • RLMDL (Canada)
  • Robyn Dell’Unto (Canada)
  • Rockets And Dinosaurs (Canada)
  • Rococode (Canada)
  • Ron Sexsmith (Canada)
  • Rooftop Runners (Germany)
  • RORY (Canada)
  • Royal Creatures (Canada)
  • S.M. (Canada)
  • Salinas (Canada)
  • Sam Allen (Canada)
  • Sarah MacDougall (Canada)
  • Sarah Troy (Canada)
  • SAVANAH (Canada)
  • SEAM (Canada)
  • SEED (Canada)
  • Septembryo (Canada)
  • Seth Sentry (Australia)
  • Shaky Knees (Canada)
  • Sharon Van Etten (USA)
  • Shawn Clarke (Canada)
  • Shayne Franzman (Canada)
  • Short of Able (Canada)
  • Sidney York (Canada)
  • SoHo Ghetto (Canada)
  • Son of a 1000 Blues (South Africa)
  • Sophmore Jakes (Canada)
  • Standing Shadows (USA)
  • Static In The Stars (Canada)
  • Statue Park (Canada)
  • Still Life (Canada)
  • Stone River (Canada)
  • stuck on planet earth (Canada)
  • Stuck Out Here (Canada)
  • Super Water Sympathy (USA)
  • Susie McLean (Canada)
  • Suzana d’Amour (Canada)
  • Suzy Wilde (Canada)
  • SWEET JANE (Ireland)
  • T. Nile (Canada)
  • Take Drugs (Canada)
  • Tara Holloway (Canada)
  • Tara Priya (USA)
  • Technical Kidman (Canada)
  • Telecraze (Iran)
  • Telehaze (USA)
  • Terrace (Canada)
  • The Abramson Singers (Canada)
  • The Archives (Canada)
  • The Aves (Australia)
  • The Ballroom Thieves (USA)
  • The Black Ships (USA)
  • The Blackboard Nails (USA)
  • The Bloody Five (Canada)
  • The Blue Van (Sweden)
  • The Breaks (Canada)
  • The Bright Road (Canada)
  • The Cheap Speakers (Canada)
  • The Cobrahawks (Canada)
  • The Command Sisters (Canada)
  • The Crookes (United Kingdom)
  • The Cunninghams (Canada)
  • The Curious Incident (United Kingdom)
  • The Dead Exs (USA)
  • The Dead Ships (USA)
  • The Dirty Nil (Canada)
  • The Dyadics (Canada)
  • The Falls (Australia)
  • The Gay Nineties (Canada)
  • The good decisions (Israel)
  • The Great Wilderness (Costa Rica)
  • The Green Reflectors (Canada)
  • The Hardships (Sweden)
  • The Honeyrunners (Canada)
  • The J. Davis Trio (USA)
  • The Jessica Stuart Few (Canada)
  • The Marrieds (Canada)
  • The Matinee (Canada)
  • The Medicine Hat (Canada)
  • The Meds (Canada)
  • The Midnite (Canada)
  • The Mohawk Lodge (Canada)
  • The Mojo Fins (United Kingdom)
  • The Morals (Canada)
  • The New Cities (Canada)
  • The North (Canada)
  • The Old Salts (Canada)
  • The Outer Vibe (USA)
  • The Perfects (USA)
  • The River Junction Band (Canada)
  • The Roper Show (Canada)
  • The Schomberg Fair (Canada)
  • The Snips (Canada)
  • The Socials (Canada)
  • The Stanfields (Canada)
  • The Stogies (Canada)
  • The Stone Sparrows (Canada)
  • The Suburbians (United Kingdom)
  • The Suppliers (Canada)
  • The Town Heroes (Canada)
  • The Trade-Offs (Canada)
  • The Treble (Canada)
  • the unquiet dead (Canada)
  • The Will Coke Band (Canada)
  • The Zolas (Canada)
  • These Silent Waves (Canada)
  • Third Branch (Canada)
  • Thus:Owls (Sweden)
  • Tim Chaisson (Canada)
  • To Tell (Canada)
  • Tonya Kennedy (Canada)
  • Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party (Canada)
  • TURTLE GIANT (USA)
  • Twin River (Canada)
  • Two Hours Traffic (Canada)
  • Urban Preacher (Canada)
  • Vaudeville Smash (Australia)
  • Vibonics (Canada)
  • Vimes (Germany)
  • Waterbodies (Canada)
  • We Hunt Buffalo (Canada)
  • We Need Surgery (Canada)
  • We Were Lovers (Canada)
  • We Were Sharks (Canada)
  • We’re Doomed (Canada)
  • White Ash Falls (Canada)
  • Wil (Canada)
  • Willie Stratton (Canada)
  • Wolf Ram Heart (USA)
  • Wolves As Friends (Peru)
  • Wool on Wolves (Canada)
  • Xenia Dunford (USA)
  • Yasmine Hamdan (France)
  • YOSHIKO (Japan)
  • You vs Me (Canada)
  • Your Favorite Enemies (Canada)
  • Zoo Lion (Canada)

And many more to be announced.  All acts who submitted for Canadian Music Fest 2013 showcase spots will be notified by January 15, 2013, so don’t worry if you didn’t make this list.

As part of the event’s international focus, this year’s festival will shine the spotlight on select acts from Japan, Korea and the European Nordic Region.  Confirmed to date are:
  • Efterklang (Denmark)
  • Moto Boy (Sweden)
  • Reptile Youth (Denmark)
  • Tom Levin (Sweden)
  • Riff Knives (Sweden)
  • Sandra Kolstad (Norway)
  • Esben Svane (Denmark)
  • Endless Dark (Iceland)
  • The Hardships (Sweden)
  • Gang Related (Iceland)
  • Rangleklods (Denmark)
  • Antero Lindgren (Finland)
  • Frantic Sunday (Sweden)
  • Thus:Owls (Sweden)
  • The Blue Van (Sweden)

Canadian Music Fest 2013 will see the return of Electronic Nation’s Bassweek as well as our jazz series at the Courthouse and other venues.  This year will also see featured showcases by The Agency Group, S.L Feldman & Associates, Coalition Entertainment, Paquin Entertainment, Exclaim, Filter Magazine, Audioblood, Young Lions Club, Jagermeister, Monster Energy, Proud FM, Dawg FM, KX96, Sounds Australia, Music from Ireland, The Great Escape, M for Montreal, Iceland Airwaves, BIGSOUND, Reeperbahn, BRBR/TFO, and many more.  Oh, so many more!All programming is subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information, announcements and a live schedule, stay tuned to the Canadian Music Fest website.

Canadian Music Fest wristbands are on sale now at www.canadianmusicfest.com. For a limited time only, fans can purchase wristbands at a special 2-for-1 offer available only through the website.

Wristbands and Individual tickets for certain shows are also available at Ticketmaster - www.ticketmaster.ca - or 1.855.985.5000 to charge by phone.

Stay tuned for more shows and announcements coming in January.

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