News - Music Festival

Up-to-date news on the BreakOut West Music Festival, Awards, Conference, International Events, and Feature Artists

Aug 15, 2019

Second Wave of BreakOut West 2019 Delegates Announced!

You never know who you will run into on the streets of Whitehorse, but this October 2-6th, you can be sure they will either be your new favourite…

Aug 12, 2019

Final Wave Of Festival Performers Announced!

BreakOut West is excited to announce the final wave of artists that will be showcasing at the 17th annual music festival, this year in Whitehorse,…

Aug 11, 2019

Featured Artist - Madeleine Roger

Madeleine Roger is a folk-roots tour de force. Driven and grounded with both eyes to the horizon, there are few artists with as much gumption as…

Aug 11, 2019

Featured Artist - Micah Erenberg

Micah Erenberg finds the humour in the everyday and the superlatives in the best experiences of life, never glossing over the ridiculous details.…

Aug 11, 2019

Sarah MacDougall - Featured Artist

Sarah MacDougall is a transient spirit. Born in Sweden and raised in Whitehorse, her whisper-thin vocals carry a sensitivity to the human condition,…

Aug 11, 2019

The Sweeties - Featured Artist

The Sweeties are Whitehorse, Yukon’s most adorable rock and roll husband and wife duo. With a broken mid-century mid-western aesthetic and a call to…

Aug 2, 2019

First Group Of Delegates Announced!

Festival directors for tastemaker festivals, seasoned music journalists, bold new platforms for synchronization, high-powered international agents.…

Jul 24, 2019

Susan Aglukark Announced As The 2019 Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee 

During a career that has spanned more than 25 years, Susan Aglukark’s journey as a singer-songwriter has led her to reflect on who she is, where she…

Jul 21, 2019

2019 SOCAN Song House at BreakOut West

Submissions are now open for the SOCAN Song House Songwriting Workshop at BreakOut West 2019, taking place October 2-6th, in Whitehorse Yukon.…