News - Music Festival

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

Jun 28, 2018

Why Every Band Needs a Band Agreement

Drummer / Lawyer and WCMA Board Member Kurt Dahl shares important insight with our Roadmap to the Music Industry Series

Jun 26, 2018


Earlier this year, BreakOut West joined the Keychange movement as one of the first Canadian festivals on board. Today PRS Foundation announces that…

Jun 25, 2018

Mistakes I Wish I Hadn’t Made

JUNO Award winning electronic rock duo Dear Rouge Western Canadian Music Award contributes to our Roadmap to the Music Industry series.

Jun 18, 2018

First Wave of Showcase Festival Performers Announced

BreakOut West is thrilled to announce the first wave of artists that will be showcasing at the 16th annual music festival, this year in Kelowna, BC.…

Jun 12, 2018

The Grapes of Wrath Announced as 2018 Inductees into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Kelowna-born rock band, The Grapes Of Wrath, will be celebrated for their decade-spanning career, and inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall Of…

Jun 7, 2018

Submit to Perform at Australian Music Week 2018

As part of our ongoing trade partnership with Australian Music Week, western Canadian artists have the fantastic opportunity to perform live in front…

Jun 5, 2018

International Media and Labels in the Spotlight for Third Speaker Announcement

A UK based music writer and managing director of a critically acclaimed music festival; a music writer with a fresh, uncompromising approach to…

Jun 5, 2018

Six Publicity Mistakes You May Be Making

Western Canadian Music Award winning publicist Susan Busse contributes to our Roadmap to the Music Industry series.

May 30, 2018

Arlo Maverick - Featured Artist

In spring of 2018, Arlo Maverick will release his sophomore album, Soul Merchant. Inspired by the Netflix original series Black Mirror, Soul Merchant…