Bloc Party To Kick Off North American Tour At Canada Music Week

500 artists set to play at five day showcase festival

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Bloc Party are set to headline Canada Music Week in Toronto this week, having to add a second show on Saturday (March 14) due to demand.

Showcasing their third album ‘Intimacy’, the UK act’s two Toronto shows are the bands first live dates on their extensive Canadian and North American tour.

Toronto-based electronic music duo Crystal Castles are also set to make a homecoming appearance at the five day showcase festival. Crystal Castles will be performing at the 9th annual Indies Awards which take place on March 14, at which they are nominated for Best Electronic Group and Best Group. Other nominees at the Awards, include Black Mountain, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Alt.rock Toronto band The Midway State are also up for two gongs at the ceremony which celebrates the best of independent music.

The festival runs from March 11-15, with over 500 artists playing across 40 venues in Toronto. Similar to events like Brighton’s Great Escape, just one wristband is needed to access all of the events, which include films, conferences as well as the array of gigs.

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