BreakOut West Releases First Wave of Festival Performances

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BreakOut West has made its first lineup announcement of showcasing artists for the 16th annual festival. Running from October 11-13, buzzworthy emerging acts from all across Western Canada will hit stages in Kelowna. 

The list includes Manitoba-based artists The Middle Coast and Micah Erenberg, with more acts to be announced. 

BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 10-14, 2018. 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. 

The winners of the WCMA artistic categories will be announced on October 11 at the WCMAwards Reception, and Industry and Specialty Award categories will be presented on October 13 at the Industry Awards Brunch at the Delta Hotel. Check out the WCMA nominees from Manitoba

1st Round of BreakOut West Festival Performers:

3 Ninjasks (SK)
Ben Klick (BC)
Celeigh Cardinal (AB)
The Grapes of Wrath (BC/QC)
Gunner & Smith (SK)
The Heels (BC)
Leisure Club (BC)
Luca Fogale (BC)
Megan Nash (SK)
Micah Erenberg (MB)
The Middle Coast (MB)
Pimpton (SK)
Quantum Tangle (NT)
Rob Dickson (YK)
Sarah Jane Scouten (BC)
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (BC)
The Velveteins (AB)
Whale and the Wolf (AB)

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