CIMA will be returning to The Great Escape Festival & Conference this May in Brighton, UK for 3 full days of Canada House showcases! As the UK’s premier new music and industry gathering, The Great Escape Festival is where sectors from the entire UK music industry come to network, make deals, and generally grease the wheels of industry.

This year 18 incredible independent acts from across the country will showcase in front of UK and international delegates as well as music fans at The Green Door Store on May 16, 17 & 18. Canada House showcasing partners include Alberta Music, M for Montreal, Manitoba Music, Music BC, Music Nova Scotia, MusicOntario, SaskMusic and SODEC.

The 18 Canada House artists you won’t want to miss this year are:

Aysanabee || Begonia || Bon Enfant || Corridor || Desirée Dawson || Fold Paper || Haviah Mighty || Jake Vaadeland & the Sturgeon River Boys || Kuzi Cee || Maggie Andrew || Marissa Burwell || Moira & Claire || NYSSA || Soran || St.Arnaud || Vox Rea|| Winona Forever || Witch Prophet

CIMA will also be organizing business events on site at The Great Escape in Brighton, as well as a pre-event in London on the Tuesday. If you’re a Canadian company who will be in the UK during this time and are interested in participating in CIMA’s business events, please contact Jenia Schukov ( for more info.

Jess L’Heureux, Alberta Music’s Program Manager will be in attendance at this year’s Great Escape. Alberta Music is excited to announce it’s sponsorship at The Great Escape in support of Kuzi Cee and St.Arnaud.

CIMA gratefully acknowledges and thanks our generous sponsors and partners the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), Ontario Creates, the Radio Starmaker Fund, SOCAN and Stingray Music.