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Festival Name:   Cavendish Beach Music Festival
            
Year Established:    2009 - present

Venue/City:
      Cavendish

Province/Territory:
    Prince Edward Island

Average Attendance:
 
Up to 35,000 people per day         

Genre Of Music:
 
  Country
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:  Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban,
Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, 



Official Website:  
http://cavendishbeachmusic.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:  The festival is usually held in July over four days.  

                                                                                                                              Connect-Music-Festival Festival Name:   Connect Music Festival
            
Year Established:    1996 - present

Venue/City:
  Besant Campground, near Caron, Moose Jaw and Regina    

Province/Territory:
   Saskatchewan        

Genre Of Music:
 
Electronica, House Music, Techno, Breakbeat, Drum n' Bass, Trance, Dance
                    
Official Website:  
http://connectfestival.ca/
                            
   
Other:  The festival is usually held over three days at the end of July or the start of August.

                                                                                                                              Eclipse-Festival Festival Name:      Eclipse Festival
            
Year Established:    1999, 2002 - present

Venue/City:
  Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau

Province/Territory:
    Quebec  
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Electronica
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:  Absolum, Adham Shaikh, Astrix, Bluetech, D-Nox, Deedrah, Dimitri Nakov, Dino Psaras, Earthling, FM Radio Gods, Freakulizer, GMS, Hallucinogen, James Monroe, Jaia, Joti Sidhu, Khainz, Kode Six, Kox Box, Metalogic, Midimiliz, MOS aka Manuel Sofia, Nuclear Ramjet, Orbit, Pixel, Pena, Protoculture, Shane Gobi, Shpongle, Spirallianz, Talamasca, Tegma, Tetraktys,
The Delta, Ticon, Vibrasphere, Wizzy Noise, Wrecked Machines, X-Dream



Official Website:  
http://eclipsefestival.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:  The event is usually held over four days at the end of July.


                                                                                                                              Folklorama Festival Name:   Folklorama
            
Year Established:    1970 - present

Venue/City:
      Winnipeg

Province/Territory:
    Manitoba

Average Attendance:
 More than 400,000 pavillons visits each year
        
Genre Of Music:
 
  Folk Music
                    
Official Website:  
http://folklorama.ca/
                                                      
                                         
Other:  The event runs for two weeks during the month of August. People who visit the festival are invited to sample exotic cuisine and celebrate the cultural and ethnic heritage of people from dozens of countries who have made Winnipeg their home. On average there are about 40 to 45 pavillions set up each year.


                                                                                                                              Halifax-Pop-Explosion Festival Name:   Halifax Pop Explosion
            
Year Established:    1993-99, 2001 - present

Venue/City:
      Halifax

Province/Territory:
    Nova Scotia
  
Genre Of Music:
 
Indie, Hip-Hop, Punk, Country, Folk, Experimental, Power Pop                    

Official Website:
  
http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:  The festival is held during the month of October over four days.
                                                                 
Interesting Fact:    The festival is held two weeks after Thanksgiving.

                                                                                                                              Jazz-Winnepeg-Festival Festival Name:   Jazz Winnepeg Festival
            
Year Established:    

Venue/City:
      Winnepeg

Province/Territory:
    Manitoba 
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Jazz, Blues, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, Electro, Indie, Soul, Latin
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:  Sonny Rollins, The Roots, Roy Hargrove,
Terence Blanchard,  Charlie Haden, Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner,
Al Green,
Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, The Neville Brothers


Official Website:  
http://jazzwinnepeg.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:  The festival is generally held in the month of June.

                                                                                                                              Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Festival Name:   Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
            
Year Established:    1989 - present

Venue/City:
      Downtown Montreal

Province/Territory:
    Quebec

Average Attendance:
 
Up to 500,000 visitors
        

Genre Of Music:
 
Jazz, Pop, Chanson, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rai, Folk, Punk
                    
Official Website:  
http://francofolies.com/
                                                      
                                           
Other:  The festival normally runs from late July to early August each year over a two week period. However, the 2010 edition of the festival was held in June. The change of date allowed more performers from France to attend the festival. It also allowed performers to get "a jump start" on Montreal's busy summer festival season.

                                                                                                                              Lilith Fair Festival Name:   Lilith Fair
            
Year Established:    1997-99, 2010 - present

Venue/City:
   Various cities in Canada and the United States
 
       
Genre Of Music:
 
Country, Blues, Pop, Rock
                  

Previous Featured Artist's:
 
Sarah McLachlan, Tracy Chapman, Jewel, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, Fiona Apple, The Cardigans, Emmylou Harris, Lisa Loeb, Shawn Colvin, Meredith Brooks, Indigo Girls, Erykah Badu, Sinéad O'Connor, Natalie Merchant, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Joan Osbourne,
Tracy Bonham, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Des'ree, Neneh Cherry, Liz Phair, Luscious Jackson, Diana Krall, Cowboy Junkies, The Bangles, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Cat Power, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Court Yard Hounds, Heart, Mary J. Blige, Missy Higgins, Rosie Thomas, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega
 


Official Website:  
http://lilithfair.com/
                                                      
                                         
Interesting Fact:    The Lilith Fair is a concert tour and a travelling music festival which consists of an all female line-up. The tour covers many cities in the Unites States and Canada.

                                                                                                                              Merritt Mountain Festival Festival Name:   Merritt Mountain Festival
            
Year Established:    2002 - 2009

Venue/City:
      Merritt

Province/Territory:
    British Columbia

Average Attendance:
 
Up to 150,000 people over the six day event
        
Genre Of Music:
 
 Country
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:  The Steve Miller Band, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Martina McBride, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis,  Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Dwight Yoakham, LeeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson, Dr. Hook


Official Website:  
http://mountainfest.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:  The festival normally runs for four to six days and attracted up to 148,000 people during the 2005 event.

                                                                                                                              Montreal-International-Jazz-festival Festival Name:  Montreal International Jazz Festival
            
Year Established:    1980 - present

Venue/City:
      Montreal

Province/Territory:
    Quebec

Average Attendance:
 
More than two million people over the 10 day event
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Jazz, Blues
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:   Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck,
Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooke



Official Website:  
http://montrealjazzfest.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:  The festival normally runs for up to ten days and is usually held either at the end of June or the start of July.

Interesting Fact:    The festival is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World's Largest Jazz Festival. The event has attracted up to 2.5 million people with up to 200,000 people attendig a single show.

                                                                                                                              osheaga music festival Festival Name:   Osheage Music Festival
            
Year Established:    2006 - present

Venue/City:
       Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal

Province/Territory:
    Quebec

Average Attendance:
 
Up to 40,000 people per day
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:   Coldplay, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dinosaur Jr.,
Wolf Parade, Bedouin Soundclash, Joseph Arthur, Malajube, Lady Sovereign,
Kid Koala, Starsailor, Islands, Amon Tobin, Bell Orchestre, Think About Life, Duchess Says, Final Fantasy, The Hidden Cameras, Tokyo Police Club, The Stills, Ben Lee, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bloc Party, Interpol, Damien Rice,
Weezer,
Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Metric, Pavement, The National, Stars,
The Black Keys
, Snoop Dogg


Official Website:  
http://osheaga.com/en/
                                                      
                                         
Other:    The festival now runs for five days, usually at the end of July.

                                                                                                                              Ottawa-Bluesfest Festival Name:   Ottawa Bluesfest
            
Year Established:    1994 - present

Venue/City:
      Ottawa

Province/Territory:
    Ontario
         
Genre Of Music:
 
Blues, Pop, Rock, Alternative
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:  Buddy Guy, Smokey Robinson, Little Richard, Sting, Al Green,
Taj Mahal,  James Brown, Blue Rodeo, George Thorogood, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Sum 41,
The B52's,
The Allman Brothers Band, Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi,  ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Simple Plan, Black Eyed Peas, Steve Miller Band, Blue Rodeo, The White Stripes, INXS, Kanye West, James Taylor, Steely Dan, Fergie, Feist, Brian Wilson, The Black Crowes, Wyclef Jean, Plain White T's, Akon, Snoop Dogg, Primus,
The Wailers, The Black Keys, Jeff Beck, Jackson Browne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matisyahu, Stone Temple Pilots, Xavier Rudd, Joe Cocker, Neko Case, Our Lady Peace, Blue Rodeo, Ice Cube, Cake, Ludacris, Live,
Paolo Nutini, Jennifer Warnes, KISS,  Carlos Santana, Rush, Iron Maiden, Alexisonfire, Hole, Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, Keith Urban, Weezer, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Crowded House 



Official Website:  
http://ottawabluesfest.ca/
                                                      
                                         
Interesting Fact:  The Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest has become the largest blues festival in Canada, and the second largest in North America.

                                                                                                                              Ottawa Folk Festival Festival Name:   Ottawa Folk Festival
            
Year Established:    1994 - present

Venue/City:
      Ottawa

Province/Territory:
    Ontario
         
Genre Of Music:
 
Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Rock
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:    Rufus Wainwright, Valdy, David Wiffen,
Murray McLauchlan, Quartette, Bruce Cockburn, The Sadies, Roy Forbes,
Connie Kaldor, Broken Social Scene, Martin Sexton, Jerry Douglas, Jane Siberry, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Jorane, Jesse Cook, Odetta,
Ron Sexsmith,
Kate and Anna McGarrigle, John Prine, Stephen Fearing, Richard Thompson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, La Bottine Souriante, Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie, Natalie MacMaster, Steve Earle, Sarah Harmer


Official Website:  
http://ottawafolk.org/
                                                      
                                         
Other:    The festival runs for three days during the month of August. It is usually booked two weeks before the Labour Day long weekend.


                                                                                                                              Ottawa Jazz Festival Festival Name:   Ottawa Jazz Festival
            
Year Established:    1980 - present

Venue/City:
      Ottawa

Province/Territory:
    Ontario
          
Genre Of Music:
 
Jazz, Blues
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:  Dave Brubeck, Smokey Robinson, Herbie Hancock, Lou Reed, George Benson, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Herb Ellis, Bob Brookmeyer, Wynton Marsalis, Milt Jackson, Diana Krall


Official Website:  
http://ottawajazzfestival.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:    The Festival’s focus on Canadian talent has also never wavered, and features approximately 300 domestic artists in the lineup each year.

                                                                                                                              Shambhala Music Festival Festival Name:   Shambhala Music Festival
            
Year Established:    1998 - present

Venue/City:
   Salmo River Ranch, West Kootenay Mountain Range

Province/Territory:
    British Columbia  
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Electronica, Dance
                  
Official Website:  
http://shambhalamusicfestival.com/
                                                      
                                         
Other:    The event is usually held during the second week of August at the Salmo River Ranch. The festival lasts five days and four nights and offers a mix of music and art in the middle of nature.

                                                                                                                              virgin-festival-toronto Festival Name:   Virgin Festival Canada
            
Year Established:    2006 - present

Venue/City:
  Various locations throughout Canada

Province/Territory:
    Ontario, Alberta , British Columbia, Noca Scotia, Montreal   
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop
                  
Previous Featured Artist's:   The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, The Raconteurs, The Killers, Scissor Sisters, Wolfmother, Kasabian, The New Pornographers, Muse, The Strokes, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Bloc Party, The Fratellis, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Björk, Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, 
The Offspring, Oasis, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Hot Hot Heat



Official Website:  
http://www.virginfestival.ca/
                                                      
                                         
Interesting Fact:    In 2007, Richard Branson was encouraged by Daryl Hannah to green the Baltimore festival by bringing in zero waste event producers The Spitfire Agency.   

                                                                                                                              Winnepeg Folk Festival Festival Name:   Winnepeg Folk Festival
            
Year Established:    1974 - present

Venue/City:
      Birds Hill Provincial Park,
near Winnipeg


Province/Territory:
    Manitoba

Average Attendance:
 
Up to 55,000 people over the four nights  
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, World, Blues, Light Rock, Gospel,
Old Time, French-Canadian, Contemporary Singer-Songwriters
                    
Official Website:  
http://winnepegfolkfestival.ca/
                                                      
                                         
Other:    It features a variety of folk artists from all around the world, as well as a number of local folk performers.   

                                                                                                                              Winnepeg Music Festival Festival Name:  Winnepeg Music (Competition)                             Festival
            
Year Established:    1919 - present

Venue/City:
      Winnepeg

Province/Territory:
    Manitoba 
                     
Official Website:  
http://winnepegmusicfestival.org/
                                                      
                                         
Interesting Fact:    The event was formerly known as the "Manitoba Music Competition Festival: between 1919 and 1983.

Other:  The competition runs for 23 days, usually in March every year and the festival utilized 11 venues in Winnipeg and engages up to 15 adjudicators from across Canada.

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