200+ Acts, 6 Nights, 20+ Venues


Music Festival + Industry Conference
200+ Acts, 6 Nights, 20+ Venues

Applications for Indie Week 2017 are now closed.
Artist applications will reopen shortly after the festival.

Indie Week Canada has become one of Canada’s premiere indie music festivals showcasing 200+ acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals offering 6 nights of showcases, 20+ venues, late last call after parties serving until 4am, music industry panels, industry judging, demo listening sessions, mentorships, sponsored stages and more.

Who Should Apply?
• 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

Listen to feedback from bands that performed at Indie Week Canada on Indie Can Radio by clicking here

The Gig Details: 
• Set lengths are 30 minutes on average (International acts get multiple showcases)
• Sound equipment (mics, PA’s, monitors) will be supplied
• Basic backline (drumset, amps) will be provided except for breakables

Past Performers Include:
Finger Eleven, Philip Sayce, Mike Joyce (Drummer of The Smiths / DJ Set), Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), DJ LDontheCut (SUBLIME with Rome), Darenots, Walk Off The Earth, The Mahones, Diana, The OBGMs, Sumo Cyco, Parallels, Cousins, KO, The Rebel Emergency, Ill Scarlett, Peter Katz, Roz Bell, The Birthday Massacre, Romes (Nightbox), Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold.
Past Industry Delegates Include:
Eddie Kramer (Producer), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Michael Wekerle (Dragon’s Den/El Mocambo), Garth Richardson (Rage against the Machine), Mike Clink (Producer – Guns’n’roses/Metallica), Nigel Grainge (Thin Lizzy), Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor)
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
• Industry mixers
• RiFF screenings and parties
• Demo listening sessions
• Industry panels
• Mentorships
• Swag bags + more!

For more info email us