Music Export Canada Presents: Canada House at The Great Escape 2018

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May 4, 2018
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Music Export Canada Presents: Canada House at the Great Escape Festival 2018

A Showcase of Canada’s Finest Independent Musical Talent

May 17th – 19th at Canada House (The Green Door Store, Brighton)

Canada House returns to the official Great Escape festival this year! Presenting three days of live showcases from hotly-tipped players in Canada’s thriving independent music scene.

Hosted by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) the esteemed ‘Canada House’ platform visits music conferences all over the world, introducing handpicked artists to international audiences of new music fans and industry folk alike.

Brighton’s Green Door Store venue once again provides the backdrop to these much anticipated showcases and will be known as ‘Canada House’ over the festival weekend. Canada House’s venerated reputation for providing exceptional new talent often sees crowds snaking around the block - and this year will be no exception!

Priding themselves on numerous success stories; Canada House appearances often act as a spearhead for breaking into the UK and EU markets, leading to opportunities such as festival appearances, tour supports, press coverage, international management partners, licensing, and of course - signing record deals. Illustrious CH alumni include; Alvvays, Hannah Georgas, Ben Caplan, Arkells, Jenn Grant, Pierre Kwenders, Bad Pop, Andy Shauf to name just a few.

The 19 unmissable Canada House artists performing this year are:

The Garrys / Partner / Basement Revolver / Dizzy / The Beaches / Freak Heat Waves / Boniface / Devarrow / Hillsburn / Hello Delaware / Walrus / Vissia / Megan Nash / Daysormay / Little Destroyer / Respectfulchild/ Nehiyawak / Raleigh / Peach Pit

The Great Escape Festival is the UK’s premier new music showcase event, where the great and good of the industry can meet and network with international cohorts whilst scouring multiple venues on the hunt for exciting new music. Organizations like CIMA, with key personnel from the Canadian music scene, facilitate entry into international music markets, and enable artists and the management to create international export and marketing opportunities.

CIMA again teams up with its Music Export Canada brand partners Breakout West, Bring it Ontario by OMDC and Music Ontario, Music Nova Scotia, in this invaluable initiative to promote the best new Canadian music to the rest of the world.

Canada House @ The Great Escape 2018 Playlist, listen here:

For more info and RSVP, see below Facebook event links:

May 17/May 18/May 19

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Thursday May 17 -

Breakout West Presents

12.45 - The Garrys

Bring it Ontario 

OMDC & MusicOntario Presents

13.30 - Partner

14.15 - Basement Revolver

15.00 - Dizzy

15.45 - The Beaches

Friday May 18 -

Breakout West Presents

12:00 - Freak Heat Waves

12.45 - Boniface

Music Nova Scotia Presents

13:30 Devarrow

14.15 Hillsburn

15:00 Hello Delaware

15.45 Walrus

Saturday May 19th

Breakout West Presents

11.35 - Vissia

12.10 - Megan Nash

12.45 - Daysormay

13.20 - Little Destroyer

13.55 - Respectfulchild

14.30 - Nehiyawak

15.10 - Raleigh

15.50 - Peach Pit



About CIMA: The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is the national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the independent music industry. CIMA works proactively to assist the independent sector to expand business opportunities and partnerships in the international marketplace by providing strategic support for Canadian companies at trade missions, key international trade shows, and conferences around the world.

About Music Export Canada & Canadian Blast: As a not-for-profit association, CIMA annually executes an industry-wide global economic development and investment strategy, wherein we facilitate targeted business and showcasing opportunities, under the Music Export Canada and Canadian Blast export brands.

CIMA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Canadian partners and sponsors: Canadian Music Week (CMW), the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canadian Music Fund) Harvard Broadcasting, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), Stingray Music, the SOCAN Foundation and the Radio Starmaker Fund.

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