INCUBATE Festival Announces Partnership with Canadian Blast
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For Immediate Release:

August 22nd 2011


The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is proud to announce its partnership with the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, from September 15-18.

Canadian artists confirmed to perform at the Canadian Blast showcase include Brasstronaut (Unfamiliar Records), Nadja (Constellation), Handsome Furs (Subpop), Austra (Paper Bag Records), Little Scream (Secret City), Miracle Fortress (Secret City), Picastro (Alien 8) and Lightning Dust. The showcases will be co-presented by Canadian Music Week.

Each act will perform within the festival program while CIMA will host a targeted industry reception on Saturday September 17th, hosted by Canadian Blast representative Ro Cemm.

"We are extremely excited to be working with Frank and Barry at Incubate," says CIMA's UK and EU representative Shain Shapiro. "The festival is extremely cutting edge, with its multi-disciplinarty program and focus on quality acts. We're proud to present the largest Canadian contingent to ever perform at Incubate."

"It is great having CIMA involved to present and co-promote the Canadian acts at Incubate. We strive to develop an international program, and this only adds to it," replies Incubate artistic director Frank Kimenai.

Visit or or see band links:

Brasstronaut -

Nadja -

Handsome Furs -

Austra - www.austramusiccom

Little Scream -

Miracle Fortress -

Picastro -

Lightning Dust -


CIMA undertakes various initiatives to raise the profile and increase the success of the Canadian music industry at home and abroad. These include outgoing and incoming trade missions, marketing campaigns, educational programs and export marketing initiatives at international conferences and trade shows.


Incubate is the annual celebration of independent culture in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, contemporary dance, film and visual arts. It brings more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Refreshing art next to inspiring debate. Incubate 2011 takes place from the 12th until the 18th of September in the city of Tilburg in The Netherlands and its surroundings. From pub to nature theater. From pop venue to farm.

SPONSORS: CIMA would like to thank the following sponsors: FACTOR, Canadian Music Week 2012, Radio Starmaker Fund, Harvard Radio..

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