M.I.A., City and Colour, Among CMW Headliners


MIA-cmw-smallCanadian Music Week (CMW), which this year will run from May 6-10 as opposed to its usual March timeslot, has unveiled its initial list of performers. Included in the mix are headliners M.I.A., City and Colour, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, Television, as well as Neko Case.

More than 1,000 acts will perform at the festival, says organizers, along with conference keynote addresses from the likes of deadmau5 and Bruce Cockburn.

Other artists taking the stage include The 1975, Walk Off The Earth, Flatbush Zombies, OFF, The Dodos, The King Khan and BBQ Show, Basecamp, Odesza, No Age, Woods, Cheetah Chrome, Sleepy Suns, Comeback Kid, Breton, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Indian Handcrafts, Jon Batiste, Three O’Clock Train, Cerebral Ballzy, The Organ Thieves, Tasha the Amazon (The Truth), The Nils, Jr Gone Wild, Richard Duguay, Bipolar Sunshine, Elizabeth Rose, The Damn Truth, Tiger Bell, White Hills, Tanika Charles, Maylee Todd, The Dirty Nil, Parade of Lights, Oscar Key Sung, Sean Leon & Daniel Caesar of IXXI, Noname, Gypsy, King Reign, The 6th Letter (Bakers Club) , OSIYM, Roney, and The Wyld.

CMW says that more headliners will eventually be announced, as well as more “emerging frontrunners.” Specific show details haven’t been confirmed, but fans are encouraged to purchase their wristbands online at: www.cmw.net/music.