Music Festival + Industry Conference
Toronto Canada NOV 6-11 2018

300+ Acts, 6 Nights, 25+ Venues

$̶1̶0̶ ̶-̶ ̶S̶u̶p̶e̶r̶ ̶E̶a̶r̶l̶y̶b̶i̶r̶d̶ ̶D̶e̶a̶d̶l̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶E̶x̶t̶e̶n̶d̶e̶d̶:̶ ̶ ̶T̶U̶E̶S̶ ̶F̶E̶B̶ ̶2̶0̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶
$̶2̶0̶ ̶-̶ ̶E̶a̶r̶l̶y̶b̶i̶r̶d̶ ̶D̶e̶a̶d̶l̶i̶n̶e̶:̶ ̶M̶O̶N̶ ̶M̶A̶R̶ ̶2̶6̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶
$35 – Regular Deadline:  MON JULY 16, 2018

$35.00 USD
Deadline: MON JULY 16
$35.00 USD
Deadline: MON JULY 16

All selected artists will receive festivals wristbands and passes to attend Indie Week Canada & Indie101.

Application Pricing
$̶1̶0̶ ̶-̶ ̶S̶u̶p̶e̶r̶ ̶E̶a̶r̶l̶y̶b̶i̶r̶d̶ ̶D̶e̶a̶d̶l̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶E̶x̶t̶e̶n̶d̶e̶d̶:̶ ̶ ̶T̶U̶E̶S̶ ̶F̶E̶B̶ ̶2̶0̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶ ̶
$̶2̶0̶ ̶-̶ ̶E̶a̶r̶l̶y̶b̶i̶r̶d̶ ̶D̶e̶a̶d̶l̶i̶n̶e̶:̶ ̶M̶O̶N̶ ̶M̶A̶R̶ ̶2̶6̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶
$35 – Regular Deadline:  MON JULY 16, 2018

Indie Week features:

  • 300+ bands
  • 25+ venues across downtown Toronto
  • VIP industry launch and Closing parties and awards show
  • Demo Listening sessions, songwriting circles
  • Industry panels, workshops, mixers and events
  • 4am last call


The Opportunity
Indie Week Canada has become one of Canada’s premiere indie music festivals showcasing 300+ acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals.

Indie Week offers 6 nights of showcases, late last call after parties serving until 4am, 25+ venues, music industry panels, industry mixers, demo listening sessions, mentorships, sponsored stages and more.

The Band

  • Indie Week is open to all genres except comedy and cover acts
  • Bands/artists must not be signed directly to a major label. Bands signed to an indie label with major distribution are still allowed to apply

The Gig Details: 

  • All entrants will receive a complimentary ALL ACCESS pass for all band members to attend Indie101 music and tech conference 2018 (valued at $125 CAD/each)
  • Basic backline (2 guitar amps, 1 bass amp, 4 piece kit) and sound equipment supplied at every venue
  • Set times and lengths vary by showcase and venue
  • International travelling from outside of Canada will receive at least 3 performance slots
  • National acts travelling from outside Ontario will receive at least 2 performance slots

Additional Compensation:

  • Reduced rates at hotels on per band basis and subject to capacity
  • Indie Week books paid performances throughout the year and will often select artists who have applied to the festival.

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at

Toronto, Ontario, CAN
Now in its 15th year, Indie Week Canada (IWCAN) is one of Canada’s top emerging artist festivals hosting 300+ artists, 25+ venues in 6 days. Indie Week puts industry and artists together, acts have made connections and have built new business furthering their career. Along with artist showcases, Indie Week hosts the Indie101 Music + Tech Conference with industry leaders and over 80 speakers – artists have the opportunity to participate in mentorship, classroom and 1-on-1 sessions along with the regular industry panels. Indie Week is a great launch pad for artists wanting to enter into the North American and Canadian markets and make the connections that can help take your band to the next level.
Past Performers Include:
  • Walk Off The Earth
  • Mike Joyce (The Smiths)
  • Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)
  • Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden)
  • Finger Eleven
  • Philip Sayce
  • Sumo Cyco
  • Ill Scarlett
  • Trampa
  • Danielle Bourjeaurd
  • Dani Strong,
  • Parallels
  • The OBGM’s
  • Dearly Beloved
  • Single by Sunday
  • #FamilyGrind
  • Tokyo Taboo
  • Partner
  • LYON

Past Industry Delegates Include:

  • Eddie Kramer (Producer – Jimi Hendrix/Led Zeppelin)
  • Phil X (Bon Jovi)
  • Michael Wekerle (Dragon’s Den/El Mocambo)
  • Martin Atkins (PIL/Nine Inch Nails)
  • John Densmore (The Doors)
  • Garth Richardson (Producer – Rage Against the Machine)
  • Mike Clink (Producer – Guns’n’Roses/Metallica)
  • Nigel Grainge (Ensign Records)
  • Chuck Randall (Tour Manager – The Cult/Alice In Chains)
  • Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor/Buffy St. Marie)
  • Ralph James (Agent)
  • Tom Wilson (Juno Award Winner)
  • David Marsden (CFNY Founder)
Past sponsored stages have included:
• Jack Daniels Music House
• Pop Montreal
• Wacken Metal Battle Canada
• The ATX6 Project
• Exclaim! Magazine Showcase
• 94.9 The Rock Next Gen Showcase
• KX96 Country Music Showcase
• Focus UK presented by Focus Wales
• Music Ontario Showcase
• And Many More!

Partners / Sponsors often host select nights. If your company is interested in hosting a night please email

Additional Details:
All selected artists receive festival wristbands and passes for all Indie Week Canada events (value – $125 per band member) including access to:
• VIP launch party (over 300 delegates in attendance)
• Indie101 music + tech conference
• Health & Wellness Day
• Industry mixers
• Demo listening sessions
• Industry panels
• Mentorships
• Swag bags + more!

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Earlybird Deadline: MON MAR 26
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Price increases to $30 on MON MAR 26

$20.00 USD
Earlybird Deadline: MON MAR 26
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Price increases to $30 on MON MAR 26
$20.00 USD
Earlybird Deadline: MON MAR 26
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Price increases to $30 on MON MAR 26
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