FESTIVAL: Indie Week Canada 2018

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

  Booking 75 Sonicbids bands

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Indie Week Canada 2018 is reserving 75 slots for Sonicbids artists. All selected artists will receive festivals wristbands and passes to attend Indie Week, Indie101, and RiFF. 

Special Early Pricing: Jan 16 - Feb 20 -- Only $10! Get your application in before prices increase. 

Regular Pricing:  Feb 21 - Mar 27 ($20); Late Pricing Mar 29 - Jul 16 ($35)

Indie Week features:

  • 200+ bands
  • 20+ venues across downtown Toronto 
  • VIP industry launch and Closing parties
  • Demo Listening
  • Industry panels and events
  • Launch party and Closing party
  • 4am last call

The Opportunity

Indie Week Canada has become one of Canada's premiere indie music festivals showcasing 200+ acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals.

Indie Week offers 6 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:
Finger Eleven, Philip Sayce, Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Parallels, The OBGM’s, Walk Off The Earth, LYON, Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Sumo Cyco, Ill Scarlett

Past Industry Delegates Include:
Eddie Kramer (Producer), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Michael Wekerle (Dragon's Den/El Mocambo), Garth Richardson (Rage against the Machine), Mike Clink (Producer - Guns’n'roses/Metallica), Nigel Grainge (Thin Lizzy), Chris Birkett (Sinead O'Connor)

The Band

  • Indie Week is open to all genres except comedy and cover acts
  • 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 events (value - $125 per band member) including access to
  • VIP launch party
  • Indie101 music + tech conference
  • Industry mixers
  • RiFF screenings and parties
  • Demo listening sessions
  • Industry panels
  • Swag bags + more!