​BreakOut West Announces the Second Wave of Festival Artists

​BreakOut West Announces the Second Wave of Festival Artists

by SaskMusic

July 11, 2017 in Industry News

BreakOut West Announces the Second Wave of Festival Artists
featuring Australian Guest Artists

July 11, 2017, Edmonton, AB: BreakOut West is excited to announce more western Canadian talent to add to the BreakOut West Festival line-up, and another special addition to spice up the 15th anniversary of BreakOut West. 2017 will mark the first year BreakOut West has welcomed Australian artists to showcase at the annual event, who will perform publicly in addition to the 50+ western Canadian artists who will take the stage in Edmonton during BreakOut West, this September 13-17. This exciting news is made even better with the inclusion of alumni artists The Wet Secrets, and rounded out by a talented variety of rock, country, urban, metal, roots, electronic and pop music from Francophone artists, Indigenous artists and many more.

Festival Wristbands and Kick-Off Concert tickets can be purchased online now via Ticketfly. The Kick-Off Concert takes place Thursday, September 14 at Myer Horowitz Theatre, while the festival wristbands grant access to any and all of the festival shows on September 15 and 16, pending venue capacity. Full delegate registration to the BreakOut West Conference (which includes festival and awards show access) is available now at www.breakoutwest.ca and reservations are also available at this year's host hotel, the Sutton Place Hotel.

BreakOut West Festival Artists (2nd Round):

Amy Nelson (SK)
Billie Zizi  (AB)
Claire Ness (YT)
DGS Samurai Champs (SK)
Diamond Mind (AB)
The Dungarees (AB)
Icelandia (BC)
The Lytics (MB)
Madame Diva et Micah le jeune voyageur (MB)
Mobina Galore (MB)
nêhiyawak (AB)
Nick Faye & The Deputies (SK)

Nuela Charles (AB)
Post Script (AB)
Sinister Oculus (NT)
Sophia Danai (BC)
Soul Mates (SK)
The Wet Secrets (AB)
Youngblood (BC)

Letters to Lions (AUS)
Winterbourne (AUS)

From New South Wales, Letters to Lions and Winterbourne ( will be showcasing alongside other festival artists, taking in the conference and working with Canadian artists and industry to create relationships. This addition was developed through a partnership with Australian Music Week (AMW) to feature the first international artists performing as part of the festival, reciprocating the agreement made that brought four western Canadian artists to AMW in 2016. Poor Nameless Boy, Sarah MacDougall, Amy Nelson and Youngblood participated in Australian Music Week under the banner of BreakOut West, and each saw success through the effort, resulting in career developments within the music industry in Australia. Five prominent Australian industry members will also attend BreakOut West 2017 participating as conference speakers, and working with Canadian musicians and industry to create opportunities across the ocean. For full information on BreakOut West's Australian partnership including future events, check out the partnership announcement, and speaker announcement on BreakOut West's website.

A full schedule of events, artist and speaker bios and photos, and so much more is available now on the BreakOut West 2017 app, powered by "Golive". Built for iPhone and Android; the app is the ultimate guide to experiencing BreakOut West, and information is made available FIRST on the app, so download it today to get the latest and greatest information on the upcoming 15th annual BreakOut West.

Download the BreakOut West App (powered by "Golive"): iTunes App Store or Google Store 

The 15th annual BreakOut West is made possible thanks to financial support from FACTOR and the Government of Canada, as well as the support of the City of Edmonton, Tourism Edmonton, and the Province of Alberta. BreakOut West thanks all our funders, partners and sponsors from 2017 all the way back through its history, and looks forward to many more years of celebration and career development of artists from western Canada.

About BreakOut West:

BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Edmonton, AB from September 13-17, 2017. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more.

Check out: The 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards Nominees (http://modmaypromotions.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=7deff0280505a605c56c49f85&id=84ee684b45&e=caaadb6b79)

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More exciting announcements are coming soon, visit www.BreakOutWest.ca