Canadian Blast is the global brand under which CIMA promotes Canadian independent music.

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The Great Escape 2017

where: Brighton, UK
when: May 18-20, 2017

What to expect

The Canadian Blast returns to The Great Escape festival for new music May 18th-20th, 2017, to showcase some of the finest players of Canada’s thriving independent music scene.


Over 3 days of the Great Escape Festival the ‘Canadian Blast’ will present a hand-selected crop of Canada’s brightest emerging artists to excited new music fans and industry folk on the hunt for fresh talent.


Over the years, this festival has proven a global launch point for emerging Canadian artists, where “the UK is critical to market development worldwide with respect to press and media, as the UK media holds great sway and influence worldwide.”


Submissions are now open for CIMA’s Business Initiative to The Great Escape 2017. Details below.

Pre-TGE Events in London (2016)

Canada House at TGE (2016)