FESTIVAL: Indie Week Canada 2015

Posted by:  Indie Week Inc.  | When:  –  | Where: Toronto, Ontario, CAN

  Booking 104 Sonicbids bands

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Indie Week Canada is reserving 75 slots for Sonicbids artists. All selected artists will receive festivals wristbands and passes to attend Indie Week, Indie101, and RiFF. 

Submit to Indie Week Canada and you'll receive a discount code for 50% off your submission to Indie Week Europe

Made a music video? See it on the big screen! Send it to our film festival, RiFF (Reel Indie Film Fest).

Special Early Pricing:

Nov 3, 2014 - Jan 30, 2015: $20
Jan 31 - June 5, 2015: $30
June 6 - Aug 7, 2015: $35

Indie Week features:
  • 250+ bands
  • 23+ venues across downtown Toronto 
  • Specialty showcases including: Irish, UK, Country, Alberta and more! 
  • Launch party and Closing party
  • 4am last call 
Indie101 features:
  • Seminars covering music, film, social media, tech and more! 
  • Over 70 industry panelists 
  • Industry mixers
  • Keynote speakers
RiFF features:
  • Music oriented feature films, shorts and music videos from around the world!
  • After parties every night
  • Launch party and Closing party 

The Opportunity

Indie Week Canada, now in its 12th year, has become one of Canada's premiere indie music festivals showcasing 250 acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals.

Indie Week offers 5 nights of showcases, late last call after parties serving until 4am, 20+ venues, music industry panels, industry judging, demo listening sessions, mentorships, sponsored stages and more.

Past Performers Include:
Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Rural Alberta Advantage, Diana, Cousins, Parallels, The OBGM’s, Walk Off The Earth, LYON, Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Sumo Cyco, Ill Scarlett  

Past Industry Judges Include:
Mike Clink (producer of Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, Metallica, Motley Crue), Nigel Grainge (signed Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Connor, 10cc, Steve Miller Band), Chris Birkett (Producer of Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earle

The Band

  • Indie Week is open to all genres except comedy and classical
  • Bands/artists must not be signed directly to a major label. Bands signed to an indie label with major distribution are still allowed to apply

The Gig


  • Set lengths are 30 minutes on average
  • Sound equipment (mics, PA's, monitors) will be supplied
  • Basic backline (drumset, amps) will be provided except for breakables 
Additional Compensation Details:
  • All selected artists receive festival wristbands and passes for all Indie Week Canada showcases (value - $45), Indie101 conferences (value - $95) and Reel Indie Film Fest screenings (value - $40)
  • Artists will receive swag bags
  • Invitation to Indie Week Launch Party and Indie Week Finals