BreakOut West Festival 2010 Announces Lineup

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The lineup for the BreakOut West 2010 Festival is out! Forty-six acts from across western Canada will hit downtown Kelowna venues October 21-23, 2010. Festival wristbands are available for $20, allowing access to all venues for all shows for the entire weekend.

Manitoba acts heading to Kelowna include: Maiko Watson, Royal Canoe, Grand Analog, Quinzy, Del Barber, Eagle & Hawk, The Lytics, and Genevieve Toupin. Click here to see the full schedule.

Manitobans will also be on stage for the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala on October 24. Continuing the tradition of pairing two acts together for rare performance at the gala, the WCMAs have Doc Walker on stage with Albertan Shane Yellowbird, Grand Analog with BC's You Say Party!, and Genevieve Toupin with the Yukon's Annie Lou. Hall of Fame inductee Daniel Lavoie, who was born in Dunrae MB, will also take to the stage for a special performance. Click here for more info on gala performers.

Manitoba artists and industry are nominated for 34 WCMAs in 22 categories this year, including 20 artistic nods. Nominees include The Weakerthans, Doc Walker, The Wailin’ Jennys, Grand Analog, Magnum K.I., The Lytics, Madame Diva, LuLu et le Matou, Geneviève Toupin, Del Barber, Will Bonness, Eagle & Hawk, Lost PriorityFresh I.E., Amanda Falk, Quinzy, Maiko Watson, Casimiro Nhussi, and Sid Robinovitch. Industry professionals up for awards include Gilles Paquin and his company Paquin Entertainment Group, The Weakerthans' Stephen Carroll, West End Cultural Centre, Mike Petkau, Paradise Alley Productions’ Dale Penner, Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Chris Frayer, Arbor Records, Low Budget Productions, and five out of six album design nods for releases by The Weakerthans, The Wailin’ Jennys, Patrick Keenan, Oh My Darling, and Del Barber. Click here for the full story.

For first time in its eight-year history, the WCMAs will be broadcast nationally on CBC Television and Radio Canada.

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