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THE LARGEST new music Festival in Canada!
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s largest international new music festival. Every year, the music industry comes together with 160,000 music fans in venues throughout Toronto to hear the hottest acts. From marquee headliners to bands on the verge of breakthrough, it’s a hotbed of discovery and a celebration of new music trending around the world.
4,000 performing musicians both famous and developing
Over the years, Canadian Music Week has featured some of the top headliners in the business alongside thousands of rising new artists, including: Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, City and Colour, MIA, Metric, Bachman & Turner, Hedley, Daughtry, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Janelle Monae, Travi$ Scott, ODESZA, The Ting Tings, Anvil, Arkells, Our Lady Peace, Shad, Mother Mother, Marianas Trench, USS, Lights, Plain White T’s, Big Sugar, Papa Roach, Cage The Elephant, Buckcherry, Sloan, Brody Dalle, Fucked Up, J Mascis, Finger Eleven, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers, Hollerado, K-OS, Jay Electronica, Public Enemy, Flatbush Zombies, Sean Kingston, Broken Social Scene, Hannah Georgas, Holy Fuck, Alexisonfire, KRS-One, The Hives, Die Mannequin, RZA, Bedouin Soundclash, Aaron Pritchett, The Sadies, Fat Boy Slim, Joey McIntyre, Dillinger Escape Plan, Jully Black, Barenaked Ladies, Melissa Auf Der Maur, KT Tunstall, Bombay Bicycle Club, Gabby Young, Neverending White Lights, Esben & The Witch, Daniel Lanois, Alanis Morissette, Karkwa, Gordon Lightfoot, Wolfmother, The Pretenders, Daniel Johnston, Ace Frehley, Bif Naked, 3 Inches of Blood, Patrick Watson, DOA, Xavier Rudd, Maylee Todd, Cadence Weapon, Wintersleep, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Crash Karma, Copeland, Stars, Great Lake Swimmers, Three Days Grace, The Trews, illScarlett, Jason Collett, Joel Plaskett, Woodhands, Electric Six, Born Ruffians, Plants and Animals, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Constantines, Parlovr, High Valley, Handsome Furs, Dean Brody, Stereos, Burnz N Hell, Karl Wolf, Danny Fernandes, The New Cities, AWOL Nation, My Darkest Days, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Ty Segall, Zeus, Eric Hutchinson and more.
The Hub of CMW is in Toronto’s Entertainment District, with 60+ live music venues spanning across the city
Canadian Music Week utilizes Toronto’s most popular music halls and clubs to display some of the hottest talent in Canada. Venues such as Air Canada Centre, Massey Hall, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Glenn Gould Studio, Roy Thomson Hall, The Horseshoe Tavern, The Great Hall, Opera House, The Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Sound Academy, The Phoenix, Tattoo and Lee’s Palace throw open their doors to the industry and fans for 6 full days of star entertainment.
Attended by over 160,000 music fans and 3,000 music reps
Canadian Music Week is a Canadian Initiative with a world wide reputation. The entertainment community’s red letter week now commands key media attention as evidenced by the 850 media representatives in attendance each year, providing national and international coverage through print, television, radio, online and social outlets. Canadian Music Week attracts more that 160,000 people to the festival and events, reaching more than 72 million through advertising and publicity.