Press Release: INDIE WEEK Announces Tristan Biggar as Special Events Coordinator/Programming Assistant

Indie Week is pleased to announce Tristan Biggar as the Special Events Coordinator/Programming Assistant. Biggar’s experience and enthusiasm will bring new energy to the festival and help make the 2015 edition of Indie Week the best year yet. Biggar, in his new role will be integral in supporting volunteers and coordinating programming for special events.

“Tristan showed experience and a great attention to detail while working on the Mill Street Brewery “Lights Out” event where Indie Week was responsible for programming 83 acts, venues all playing acoustic during Earth Hour” explains Indie Week Founder and Director, Darryl Hurs. “We brought Tristan on to assist in the organization and he fit right in to our team so we hired him! I look forward to working with Tristan to make the events at Indie Week Canada 2015 our best to date.”

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work with Indie Week,” says Biggar. “I look forward to not only sharing my experience with the team, but to learn from them and to further my career with a great company.”

Biggar comes to us with a degree in Special Event Planning from George Brown College and close to a decade experience in Project Management and Sales with FedEx.  He is also a musician, an independent concert promoter and has been involved in Toronto’s heavy metal/hard rock scene for over 15 years.  Biggar is the Co-founder of the annual 2-day charity music event, Head Banging for a Cure and has worked with many of Toronto’s top venues such as The Elmocambo, Lee’s Palace and The Opera House with local, national and international artists such as Juno Award winners Woods of Ypres, Razor, Cauldron, Crimson Shadows, Archspire and Leprous just to name a few.

Biggar starts his position with Indie Week immediately. He can be reached at:


Indie Week is an independent music festival founded in Toronto in 2003. After 6 years of great success in Ireland, Indie Week Europe will now see an expansion in 2015 with Manchester, UK as its new host city. Indie Week is a one of a kind experience. Emerging artists perform in front of the music industry elite for a chance to win the “Best of the Fest”, and the grand prize of a trip to headline the next Indie Week Canada. Indie Week also hosts a conference called Indie101, featuring panels in social media, tech, music and more, plus industry mixers, after show parties and demo listening sessions. In 2013 Indie Week launched the Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF), a music-themed film festival.