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Charlotte Day Wilson, Testpilot, Walk Off The Earth to Headline Canadian Music Week 2024

Over 250 acts will play the music discovery festival in Toronto from June 1-8, including country artist Dallas Smith, rock band Finger Eleven, rapper Killy and art-pop artist Allie X.

Charlotte Day Wilson

Charlotte Day Wilson

Emily Lipson

Over 250 acts will take the stage in Toronto this June for Canadian Music Week (CMW).

For its 42nd edition, the new music festival is tapping Toronto R&B artist Charlotte Day Wilson — fresh off releasing her sophomore album, Cyan Blue — and EDM artist Deadmau5's techno alter ego Testpilot as headliners, as well as popular Canadian acts like pop group Walk Off The Earth, rock band Finger Eleven, and country artist Dallas Smith.


Alt-pop artist Allie X, folk group Altameda, rapper Killy and punk group The Anti-Queens (who was in this week's edition of Fresh Sounds Canada) will also perform. The festival serves as a discovery venue for rising artists, providing showcasing opportunities at over two dozen venues around the city, as well as a conference with networking and educational sessions for industry members.

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CMW is co-presenting several high-profile events, including the inaugural Billboard Canada Power Players celebration on June 2, as well as the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards, set for June 4, which recognize leaders in live performance across the country.

The Jim Beam Indie Awards will take place as part of CMW on June 6, recognizing Canadian artists and music companies, with Allison Russell, Charlotte Cardin and The Beaches leading the nominations, and Finger Eleven headlining.

Key CMW 2024 performances:

  • Walk Off The Earth at Budweiser Stage on Saturday, June 1 with special guests Taylor Acorn and MICO
  • Testpilot & Jauz on Saturday, June 1at Rebel
  • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram at The Opera House on Sunday, June 2
  • Easy Mo Bee at the El Mocambo with special guests Terminator X and Brother James Norman of Public Enemy 's S1W on Monday, June 3
  • Peter Raffoul at the Rivoli on Tuesday, June 4
  • Dallas Smith at History on Tuesday, June 4 with special guest Nate Haller
  • Katie Tupper at The Drake Underground on June 5 & 6 with special guest Frances Whitney
  • Devon Cole and ROSIE at The Axis Club on Wednesday, June 5
  • KILLY at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Thursday, June 6
  • Charlotte Day Wilson will headline History on Thursday, June 6
  • Tekno at the Danforth Music Hall on Friday, June 7
  • Softcult at Velvet Underground on Friday, June 7 with special guests Tallies and Seventh Dose
  • Allie X at the Opera House on Saturday, June 8
  • IZNO presents VISIONQUEST at The Axis Clubon Saturday, June 8
Find the full lineup here.
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Performers at the Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert at Massey Hall, May 23, 2024
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Performers at the Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert at Massey Hall, May 23, 2024

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The singer and guitarist of the immensely popular Canadian trio joined house band Blue Rodeo for a performance of "The Way I Feel," honouring the iconic singer-songwriter Lightfoot, who died last year at 84.

A legendary Canadian band reunited at Toronto's Massey Hall in tribute to a fellow iconic Canadian performer, the late Gordon Lightfoot.

Canadian music fans at the sold-out hall on Thursday (May 23) knew they were in for a star-studded tribute event for the folk singer-songwriter, but there was one major act they weren't expecting: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of rock trio Rush, billed in advance as 'L+L' made a surprise appearance to honour Lightfoot.

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