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.
2016 The Great Escape Event Synopsis (opens a PDF)
2015 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis (opens a PDF)
2014 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis (opens a PDF)
2013 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis (opens a PDF)
2012 The Great Escape – Event Synopsis (opens a PDF)
Pre-TGE Events in London (2016)
Canada House at TGE (2016)