A MEETING OF MINDS: BOB LEFSETZ AND TROY CARTER WEIGH IN

Lefsetz Carter 

First we brought you the infamous cage match between Bob Lefsetz and Gene Simmons and kept the grapevine fertilized for days with opposing opinions, expletives, and good ol' industry banter.  Then we brought you the man behind Lady Gaga and looked into the machine that drives the unstoppable mega-monster.  For CMW 2012 we bring you a meeting of these two minds - Bob Lefsetz and Troy Carter - in an in-depth conversation. Who will have the last word this time?  Make sure you're there on Friday March 23, 2012 to find out first-hand.   

 FIRST SET OF ARTISTS ACCEPTED TO PERFORM AT CANADIAN MUSIC FEST 2012




Canadian Music Fest 2012 might be seven months away, but our festival team has been hard at work reviewing submissions and selecting from the hundreds of applications that have already poured in. So much so that we are all ready and excited to announce the first set of artists accepted to perform at Canadian Music Fest 2012. Representing 15 different countries from Australia to Iceland, they include:

 

Ali Milner
Ali Milner

5th Projekt, CANADA

Abstract Artform, CANADA

Alex The Great, UNITED KINGDOM

Ali Milner, CANADA

Anastasia A, CANADA

Avalanche City, NEW ZEALAND

Belegrave, CANADA

Blasted Mechanism, PORTUGAL

Bop Skizzum, USA

Breaching Vista, CANADA

Brothers of Brazil, BRAZIL

Cameron Burnette & The Ghost Ballerinas, USA

Candelora, CANADA

Carleton Stone, CANADA

Delay Trees, FINLAND

Avalanche City
Avalanche City

Derek Christie, CANADA

Direct Influence, AUSTRALIA

Domestic Crisis Group, CANADA

Doyle and the Fourfathers, UNITED KINGDOM

Eastborough, CANADA

Eikostate, SPAIN

Fairchild, CANADA

Felicity Groom, AUSTRALIA

First You Get The Sugar, CANADA

Getawaycab, FINLAND

Gomo, PORTUGAL

Graydon James & the Young Novelists, CANADA

Gruve, CANADA

Hellbros, CANADA

Hisland, CANADA

Blasted Mechanism
Blasted Mechanism

HONHEEHONHEE, CANADA

Jess Hill, CANADA

Jon Davis, CANADA

Jordan Klassen, CANADA

Kate Todd, CANADA

Kaya, UNITED KINGDOM

Labirinto, BRAZIL

Laganza, CANADA

Lindsay Barr, CANADA

Listener, USA

London Swagger, CANADA

Lunic, USA

Mad Anthony, USA

Mad June, CANADA

Maddy Rodriguez, CANADA

Misteur Valaire
Misteur Valaire

Marina Zettl, AUSTRIA

Mary Rose Obsession, CANADA

Mazgani, PORTUGAL

MIKE-E and AfroFlow, USA

Mikkel Solnado, PORTUGAL

Minute 36, AUSTRALIA

Miss Emily Brown, CANADA

Miss Lava, PORTUGAL

Misteur Valaire, CANADA

Mujeres, SPAIN

Neufvoin, FINLAND

Noa Bentor, ISRAEL

Norton, PORTUGAL

Oh Mercy, AUSTRALIA

Orelha Negra, PORTUGAL

Papa vs Pretty, AUSTRALIA

Royal Canoe
Royal Canoe

Paradise Animals, CANADA

Paul Davidson, CANADA 

Portage and Main, CANADA

Rachel Sermanni, SCOTLAND

Ramona, CANADA

Redbird, CANADA

Rehan Dalal, CANADA

Rodeo Massacre, UNITED KINGDOM

Royal Canoe, CANADA

Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs, CANADA

Sarah Troy, CANADA

Saskia Sansom, AUSTRALIA

Scott Holt Band, USA

SEA + AIR, GERMANY

Sherman Downey and The Ambiguous Case, CANADA

Will and The People
Will and The People

Sidney York, CANADA 

Snorri Helgason, ICELAND

Split Seconds, AUSTRALIA

Steph Macpherson, CANADA

Stephanie Bosch and the Arkayo, CANADA

Stone Parade , AUSTRALIA

The Belle Game, CANADA

The Cheap Speakers, CANADA

The Crystal Keys, CANADA

The Jefferson, AUSTRALIA

The Joys, CANADA

The Litte Stevies, AUSTRALIA

The Little Black Dress, CANADA

The Mighty Regis, USA

The River Junction Band, CANADA

Windings
Windings

The Stanfields, CANADA

The Suburbians, UNITED KINGDOM

To Tell, CANADA

Tokyo Sex Destruction, SPAIN

Trap Tiger, CANADA

Traveller & Fortune, AUSTRALIA

Tupelo Honey, CANADA

WHOSARMY, CANADA

Will And The People, UNITED KINGDOM

Windings, IRELAND

Young Pacific, CANADA

Youthless, PORTUGAL

Za!, SPAIN  

  

  

Congratulations! If your name is not on this list, don't worry. You still have another opportunity to be considered. All submissions will go through at least two rounds before a final decision is cast. If you haven't submitted yet, submit now.

 EARLY BIRD WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW FOR $35 (LIMITED TIME ONLY)




Canadian Music Fest 2012 Wristbands are on sale NOW. Buy yours at the super early bird price of $35.00 CAD (Walk-up price $75.00 CAD). But don't wait too long. This exclusive deal is available for a limited time only.

From tomorrow's emerging artists to today's hottest concert hit-makers, you'll find them at Canadian Music Fest. Last year alone, featured performances from the following: 

 

Janelle Monae, Janet Jackson, Papa Roach, Jay Electronica, Mother Mother, Bombay Bicycle Club, Esben and the Witch, The Sheepdogs, Middle Brother, J Mascis, Big Sugar, Mother Mother, Melissa Etheridge, Good Charlotte, Protest the Hero, Buckcherry, Finger Eleven, Sean Kingston, Shad, Hollerado, Land of Talk, Hannah Georgas, Die Mannequin, Eric Hutchinson, Karkwa, Ty Segall, and hundreds more!

Here is your chance to catch another stellar line-up of over 900 artists from more than 40 countries in 60 venues over 5 days and nights - all for the super early bird price of $35.00 CAD.

Buy your wristband now and gain your entry to Canada's largest music festival - March 21-25, 2012 in Toronto.

YOUR WRISTBAND GIVES YOU ACCESS TO (subject to capacity)... 

  • Over 900 new local and international artists showcasing in 60 venues over the 5 days
  • CMF showcases, film festival screenings, and new for 2012, the Canadian International Comedy Fest
  • Exclusive gigs, afternoon shows, club nights, after parties and much more
  • CMW kick-off party
  • The Indies