Fri May 05, 2017

As part of the ongoing strategy to help Saskatchewan artists succeed in worldwide markets, SaskMusic is set to undertake a series of overseas events. We are pleased to be participating in a new export mission this year, to Wrexham, Wales for the Focus Wales festival. Continuing our longstanding partnership with Alberta Music , Manitoba Music, and Music BC , our associations will co-present a showcase under the BreakOut West brand at Undegun on May 12, and Rewind on May 13. This year’s BreakOut West showcase includes three Saskatchewan artists: Nick Faye, LOA, and Poor Nameless Boy, all of whom received official showcase invitations from Focus Wales festival organizers.

Following Focus Wales, SaskMusic will be in London UK to participate in business-to-business meetings, networking receptions, and a sync summit presented by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). We will co-present a ‘Made in Canada’ networking reception in London, followed by a pre-The Great Escape showcase at The Slaughtered Lamb on May 16. This showcase, co-presented by BreakOut West, Manitoba Music, Music BC, and Music Nova Scotia, will feature Poor Nameless Boy alongside YoungBlood (BC), William Prince (MB), and Port Cities (NS).

We then head to Brighton UK for The Great Escape Festival, where we will revisit our successful partnership with Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, and Music BC to co-present a showcase under the BreakOut West brand at The Green Door Store on May 19-20. Poor Nameless Boy, DGS Samurai Champs, Colter Wall , and The Avulsions were selected to perform by The Great Escape festival organizers.

Following The Great Escape, SaskMusic will undertake our first export mission to the New Skool Rules festival in Rotterdam NL as part of a Canadian Blast initiative, with partners CIMA and Music BC. DGS Samurai Champs was selected by NSR festival organizers, and will perform on May 21 at De Unie. SaskMusic representatives will attend the conference, networking receptions, and partake in business-to-business meetings.

SaskMusic will then make its way back to the UK to once again attend the annual Liverpool Sound City festival, partaking in the industry conference and meetings. DGS Samurai Champs and Poor Nameless Boy were selected to perform at the event by Sound City organizers.