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BreakOut West Announces 2015 Festival Line-Up

by   on July 07, 2015

BreakOut West is excited to reveal the 2015 BreakOut West Festival line-up, a multi-genre set of showcases spanning the very best of up and coming western Canadian talent. The showcases will run alongside Rifflandia Festival, at venues across the city of Victoria, September 17-20, 2015.
A wristband for all shows can be purchased at www.rifflandia.com, as all BreakOut West showcases this year will be included in Rifflandia's weekend pass. Full delegate registration to attend BreakOut West's Conference also includes the Festival showcases and access to Rifflandia shows, and is available now at www.breakoutwest.ca. Tickets to the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala are included in the full delegate package, however tickets to the Awards Gala may be purchased separately through www.breakoutwest.ca 2015 BreakOut West Festival Artists: (* indicates nominee) Additionally, BreakOut West is pleased to reveal some of the nominated artists slated for performance at the 13th annual Western Canadian Music Awards Gala, September 20, 2015 at 9pm PST at Victoria's McPherson Playhouse. Tanya Tagaq (MB) The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (BC) Annette (SK) Kiesza (AB) Sarah MacDougall (YT) 2015 Hall of Fame inductees NoMeansNo (BC)   The 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards Gala will be hosted by CBC Radio 3 personality Grant Lawrence. The 5-time-WCMA-hosting-champ will bring you the talented array of 2015 WCMA Nominees, along with feature presenters, live performances, and reflections on the last year in western Canadian music. BreakOut West's 2015 Conference also kicks off early bird registration today until August 10th, full information on registering is located at www.breakoutwest.ca. The conference will feature several artist-to-industry meeting sessions with everything from talent buyers to international agents and managers. Over 70 active industry buyers and mover-shakers will arrive in Victoria to participate in the conference and seek out western Canada's exceptional talent in their work. Group discussions, panels, and round table sessions will be held, allowing participants to consult with industry professionals and expand upon their music industry skills. Topics range from planning tours to social media and branding critiques, funding and revenue streams, and music supervisor pitching. The conference will also continue to feature the one-on-one mentoring sessions, a "Welcome to BreakOut West" intro session for all newcomers, and our busy end-of-day networking mixers. Use hashtag #BOW2015 when tweeting about BreakOut West and join in the conversation! BreakOut West will be sharing the play-by-play of all the most exciting shows, panels and awards from the event!  

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