Canadian Blast At Canada House: Reeperbahn Festival 2011
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July 25, 2011

CIMA is proud to announce the line-up for the Canadian Blast showcase series at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany from September 23 to 24, 2011.

Canadian artists confirmed to showcase include The Wilderness of Manitoba (Popguru Sound & Vision), Ian Kelly (Frilance Music), Jonas And The Massive Attraction (Diesel Entertainment); Andrew Cole (Crier Records); Les Jupes (Head in the Sand); Greg MacPherson (Disintegration Records), The Town Heroes, Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers, Rae Spoon (Saved by Radio), Hot Panda (Mint Records.)

Reeperbahn 2011 marks the second consecutive year for Canadian Blast at the music festival in Hamburg. The showcases will take place at Canada House located at Spielbudenplatz 22 in the heart of the Reeperbahn Festival district.

In addition to the acts performing at Canada House during the day, Canadian artists Mister Valaire, Brasstronaut, Final Flash, Handsome Furs are also scheduled to play the Reeperbahn Festival at night.

For the first time, Reeperbahn Festival will present a Canadian Blast showcase in Berlin on September 20, 2011 as part of the Pre-Reeperbahn Event. The showcase is slated for the NBI Club and will feature Ian Kelly, The Wilderness of Manitoba, Les Jupes and Brasstronaut.

For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Hahn, Tradeshow Coordinator, CIMA at 416-485-3152 ext 223 or or Shain Shapiro, CIMA European representative at

Visit or or see band links:

Ian Kelly

The Wilderness of Manitoba

Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers

The Town Heroes

Les Jupes

Greg McPherson

Hot Panda

Rae Spoon

Andrew Cole

Jonas & The Massive Attraction


CIMA introduces Canada House at Reeperbahn in Hamburg, September 22 to 24, 2011, located at Spielbudenplatz 22 in the heart Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival venue district. The initiative will be prefaced by a Pre-Reeperbahn Event on September 20, 2011 in Berlin. Both opportunities feature a series of B2B networking, artists' showcases and business opportunities.


Reeperbahn celebrates its sixth year in 2011 and is fast becoming the B2B networking platform of choice for the international music community in Germany. The annual event features an industry conference and music festival. Last year's Reeperbahn Campus conference attracted 1,500 delegates, 300 national and international journalists from 25 countries to attend 70 panels, 150 speakers and numerous B2B events. The Reeperbahn Festival in 2010 presented 180 bands in 28 festival venues to an audience of more than 17,000 music fans and industry professionals. With such a strong emphasis on live music, Reeperbahn festival is a key destination for talent buyers and festival directors from the world's live entertainment industry.

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