Road to Indie Week

Posted by:  Indie Week Inc.


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The "Road to INDIE WEEK" is a new series of shows looking for quality acts to perform at INDIE WEEK CANADA 2012 in Toronto, Canada October 10 - 14, 2012.

In order to be eligible for Road to Indie Week you/your group must be residing in one of the following provinces: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, or Newfoundland.

This is a great opportunity for a band to make a splash in their local scene, gain recognition and then move on to perform at one of Canada's top indie music festivals. In 2012 the Road to Indie Week is taking place during September in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. For more info on the event click here.

In 2013 look for The Road to Indie Week to host additional shows in London (UK), Belfast (Ireland), Cork, (Ireland), Limerick (Ireland), Calgary (Canada).


Presented by The Seahorse Tavern & DevCom

In partnership with Molson Canadian and Delta Hotels

Here's how it works:

  • Bands have a chance to perform in 1 of 3 rounds (Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19)

  • A winner will be selected from each round to perform at the finals (Sep 26)

  • The 3 winning acts go head to head where one act will be selected as the overall winner

  • Winner of Road to Indie Week Halifax will headline the East Coast
    showcase at Indie Week in Toronto, Canada October 10th - 14th

  • The winner of The Road to INDIE WEEK HALIFAX 2012 will also receive $1000 cash to go towards travel costs

About Indie Week:

Indie Week features 175 - 200 acts from all over the world and this is the chance for your band to be a part of it. The premise of INDIE WEEK is to connect bands with industry and give them a leg up. By having judging at the shows, INDIE WEEK guarantees that it is a showcase in front of industry and not a showcase that really is only just a show - isn't everyone tired of playing "showcases" that are just a show in a venue like all other shows?

Indie Week has connected bands with record labels, managers, producers, publicists, etc. Last year the top act of Indie Week Canada, NIXON (formerly Tiny Danza) were signed to Wax Records, Universal based on their performances at Indie Week.

The top act of INDIE WEEK is also flown over to Ireland to headline INDIE WEEK IRELAND! (up to five flights for band members paid plus basic accommodations)

In 2012 Indie Week was also able to provide the opportunity for bands to play in Austin at the Red Gorilla Music Festival (same time as SXSW) and MTV Canada was there to cover the whole trip. Click here and here for more on the MTV Canada coverage.

Through partners such as Gibson / Epiphone guitar and Monster Cable Indie Week has been able to help position bands in premier VIP exclusive parties during other music festivals.