Road to Indie Week : Halifax

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Indie Week is taking over the East Coast with The Road to Indie Week in Halifax, offering artists a chance to showcase their talent at local venue The Seahorse Tavern. Not only are bands competing for $1,000 and best East Coast band bragging rights, but also the chance to showcase in Toronto for Indie Week’s 10th anniversary festival this October 16th – 20th. Apply now to gain exposure, meet industry professionals, and expand your reach from the East coast to the West, and beyond!

All bands entering will be considered for a showcase spot at Indie Week Canada 2013 regardless of being selected for the Road to Indie Week or outcomes for their Road to Indie Week participation (meaning: bands do not have to submit an application to The Road to Indie Week Halifax And Indie Week)

Here's how it works:

• Winner of Road to Indie Week Halifax will headline our East Coast showcase at Indie Week in Toronto Canada October 16th – 20th.

• If the Winner of Road to Indie Week Halifax is voted as the top act of their Indie Week Canada showcase they will play the next round and potentially the finals of Indie Week Canada..

• Winner of the Finals of Indie Week Canada will play Indie Week Ireland 2014 (April) with flights and accommodations for up to 5 bands members provided for by Indie Week (flights/accommodations for band members only)

Road to Indie Week Halifax Dates:

• Round 1 Wednesday Sept. 4th

• Round 2 Wednesday Sept. 11th

• Round 3 Wednesday Sept. 18th

• Finals Wednesday Sept. 25th


Seahorse Tavern

1665 Argyle Street

Halifax, NS

(902) 423-7200

Here’s What’s Waiting for you in Toronto: Indie Week Canada takes place in Toronto, Canada's largest music industry market, in 16+ venues over 5 nights offering 45+ showcases, late last call after parties serving until 4am, and sponsored stages. Media partners have included NOW Magazine, 102.1 The Edge, 101.5 The Wolf, Rock 95, The Wire Magazine.

Sponsored stages for 2012 included:

• The MONSTER PRODUCTS stage featured KO, DJ LDontheCut (Sublime with Rome), The Stanfields, Gloryhound, Rebel Emergency

• The BIG TICKET stage hosted by Maestro Fresh West

• The Coalition Entertainment stage hosted by Human Kebab from USS

• The Epiphone Showcase featured Magneta Lane, The Mahones, The Suburbians, and the Ascot Royals.

Past artists include and special guests include: Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), Walk Off The Earth, DJ LDontheCut (SUBLIME with Rome), KO, The Rebel Emergency, Ill Scarlett, Magneta Lane, The Mahones, Sarah Blackwood, The Stanfields, Gloryhound, Rikers, The Midway State, Peter Katz, Roz Bell, The Birthday Massacre, Nightbox, Hello Beautiful, Serena Pryne & The Mandevilles, Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold.

"Indie Week has a vibe unlike any other... Indie Week has a street level excitement that is infectious, and more palpable joy than a fleet of beer trucks brings to a chili cook-off… You really can’t help but have a good time." - Bob Segarini