Festivals

Festivals

April 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

The annual twister that brings the world to our doorstep is a complicated affair to navigate, so we've cribbed the agenda and simplified it for you all. Grab your spreadsheet or mobile calendar and mark down what's to 'like' and when to hit the fern bar for a respite from the crazy world known as CMW.

Ad incorporating the new logo
January 8, 2018
by FYI Staff

Team Juno Awards is ramping up media coverage for the 47th annual that's to be hosted by Michael Bublé at Rogers Arena Vancouver on March 25.

December 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Nielsen's stats and facts will help the Academy throughout the nominations and awards selection process.

November 30, 2017
by David Farrell

The Canadian team behind Digital Dreams Music Festival, Electric Island, World Electronic Music Festival and All Day I Dream have announced a new week-long music festival April 4-8 in Barbados.

Brighid and Pascale from Moscow Apartment
November 24, 2017
by FYI Staff

In their first year together, Brighid and Pascale have played several important showcase clubs, performed at a whirlwind of festivals, released an indie EP and won two notable awards.

Ron Sakamoto looked chilled at a recent event.
November 10, 2017
by David Farrell

Earlier this year the city gambled on a super-sized, eight-day spectacle dubbed Stars & Thunder Festival, the likes of which no northern town had ever seen before.

Indie Week Founder Darryl Hurs
November 8, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The live music fest and Indies 101 conference component are running Nov. 7-12, with 250 acts performing at over 20 Toronto venues.

William Prince
October 10, 2017
by FYI Staff

The seventh annual edition of this important world music summit is set to run Nov. 14-17. Indigenous artists are prominent on the just-announced schedule.

September 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

A large number of festivals attracting industry professionals are offering bands little more than exposure and a free ticket to the events, and this has the musicians union riled up.

Charlie Wall-Andrews, new FMC ED
September 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Folk Music Canada’s board of directors have announced that Charlie Wall-Andrews will be the Executive Director, taking charge of FMC’s operations, programming, member services, and advocacy work.

John Brower. Photo: Jennifer Roberts, Globe & Mail
July 3, 2017
by External Source

Brower's salesmanship, love of R&R and ability to attract investors is more than a story. It's pure entertainment and its plot more fanciful than any fiction.

NXNE curators The Dirty Nil
June 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

A jamboree of festivals in Toronto last week was clouded over by rain showers that may have dampened attendances.