Canada House Returns to The Great Escape this May!

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April 26, 2019
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Music Export Canada Presents:  ‘Canada House’ at The Great Escape Festival 2019

3 Days of Official Showcases from Canada’s Finest Independent

Musical Talent – May 9, 10, 11 Green Door Store, Brighton

‘Canada House’ (formerly known as the Canadian Blast) returns to official Great Escape festival proceedings this year, once again presenting Canada’s hottest and rising independent artists to expectant new music fans over three glorious days of showcases in the setting of Brighton’s celestial Green Door Store venue.

‘Canada House’ is a showcase platform hosted by CIMA – the Canadian Independent Music Association, which visits industry conferences and new music festivals all over the world with hand-picked artists, casting a spotlight onto Canada’s thriving independent music scene - widely acknowledged as an incubator and hotbed of musical talent, to international audiences.

A ‘Canada House’ performance often acts as a spearhead in helping bands to crack international markets and the Great Escape is a golden opportunity to make a dent in the all-important influential UK music scene. Management and indie labels will be look to strike deals with fellow industry professionals such as UK record releases, finding PR & Marketing representation, distribution, booking UK gigs and tours, licensing their music and further consolidating plans for world domination. Illustrious CB alumni include; Alvvays, Hannah Georgas, Ben Caplan, Arkells, Jenn Grant, Andy Shauf and the Beaches to name a few.

Canada House shows often see crowds of music fans and industry folks twisting around the block - so get in early to catch your favourites!

The 19 unmissable Canada House artists performing this year are:

Ava Wild // Bad Animal // Bad Child // Boniface // Crack Cloud // Dboy // Dirty Radio // Haviah Mighty // Miesha & The Spanks // Micah Erenberg // Mother Mother // Motherhood // Rich Aucoin // Snotty Nose Rez Kids //  T.Thomason // Tallies // Trash Hawk // Warming // Yes We Mystic

Spotify Playlist ft. all artists:

As the UK’s premier new music and industry gathering, The Great Escape Festival is where sectors from the entire UK music industry come to network, make deals and generally grease the wheels of industry. CIMA helps facilitate entry into international music markets by working closely with key personnel from the Canadian music scene and enabling international export and import opportunities.

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

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Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, May 9

13:20 Crack Cloud

14:00 Bad Child

14:40 Tallies

15:20 Haviah Mighty

16:00 DBoy

Friday, May 10

12:00 Motherhood

12:40 T,Thomason

13:20 Yes We Mystic

14:00 Boniface

14:40 Rich Aucoin

15:20 Snotty Nose Rez Kids

16:00 Mother Mother

Saturday, May 11

12:00 Bad Animal

12:40 Trash Hawks

13:20 Micah Erenberg

14:00 Warming

14:40 Ava Wild

15:20 Dirty Radio

16:00 Meisha and the Spanks

Sponsors:  CIMA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Canadian partners and sponsors: the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canadian Music Fund) Ontario Creates, Stingray Music, the SOCAN Foundation and the Radio Starmaker Fund.

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