BreakOut West Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

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Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick
BreakOut West
Curtis Nowosad
Don Amero
Ghost Twin
Jocelyne Baribeau
Justin Lacroix
Mariachi Ghost
Mise en Scene
Quinton Blair
Slow Leaves
The Proud Sons
William Prince

The Western Canadian Music Alliance has unveiled the lineup for the 2016 BreakOut West Festival, taking place at eleven different venues in Regina, during BreakOut West, October 13-16, 2016.

The BreakOut West Festival features the best in emerging talent from western Canada, in every genre from pop to country, rock to hip hop, jazz, classical, children's music and everything in between. New in 2016, many of the genre-specific artistic Western Canadian Music Awards will be presented at the festival showcases, amping up the excitement throughout the weekend. A full schedule of the event will be available soon on BreakOut West's website.

Manitoba acts heading to the BOW2016 music festival include 2016 Western Canadian Music Award nominees Curtis Nowosad, Don Amero, Ghost Twin, Jocelyne Baribeau, JP Hoe, Justin Lacroix Band, Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick, and William Prince. Other local acts hitting the showcase stage are Micah Visser, Mise en Scene, Quinton Blair, Slow Leaves, The Mariachi Ghost, and The Proud Sons. Head to for the complete lineup

Festival wristbands can be purchased in Regina, as of August 10 at X-Ray Records, Rebellion Brewing, and Coda Clothing; which grant access to any and all of the festival shows, pending venue capacity.

Full delegate registration to the BreakOut West Conference (which includes festival and awards show access) is also available now at, and reservations are available at this year's host hotel, the Double Tree by Hilton. Individual tickets to the Western Canadian Music Awards Show on October 13 may be purchased separately through Casino Regina.

BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Regina, SK from October 13-16, 2016. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The weekend kicks off with the Western Canadian Music Awards, showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada, and continues with the conference and publicly accessible showcases throughout the weekend.

Use hashtag #BOW2016 when tweeting about BreakOut West and join in the conversation.

More exciting announcements are coming soon from BreakOut West, including keynote speaker announcements, conference information and more. Visit for the latest information.

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