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When The Great Escape was founded 10 years ago, Canada was chosen to be the first focus country for the festival. It was the start of a long relationship that has seen a vast number of Canadian artists head over to the festival. This year will be no different, with 25 acts making the journey across the Atlantic to perform down by the sea in Brighton.

As ever, Canadian Blast will be hosting a series of day shows this year. After the closure of The Blind Tiger Club, Canada House this year moves to The Green Door Store, where once again Ontario, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia will be presenting the best their provinces have to offer. Meanwhile M for Montreal will be celebrating their own 10th Anniversary with a showcase at Komedia Studio Bar.

To get you better acquainted with the acts, or to allow those not attending The Great Escape to make their own discoveries, we are pleased to offer a special Great Escape edition of Oh! Canada.

Our thanks to all those who have given their tracks for inclusion in this compilation. You can find out details about all 45 shows by Canadian artists after the playlist.

Download the tracks here.

Stream below - the missing tracks will be available shortly.

Canada House shows (Green Door Store).

Thursday May 14th Ontario Showcase

12.30 pm Highs

1.15 pm CAIRO

2.00 pm K.I.D

2.45 pm Arkells

Friday May 15th Music Nova Scotia

12.45 pm Gabrielle Papillon

1.30 pm Ria Mae

2.15 pm Vogue Dots

3.00 pm Andy Shauf (presented by BreakOut West)

Saturday May 16th BreakOut West BBQ with SaskMusic, Manitoba Music, Alberta Music and Music BC

11.30 am Leaf Rapids

12.15 pm Jordan Klassen (12.15 pm)

1.00 pm 36?

1.45 pm Young Benjamins

2.30 pm The Lytics

3.15 pm Dralms

4.00 pm Close Talker

Other Shows By Canadian Acts

Thursday May 14th

5.00 pm K.I.D. The Hub

6.00 pm JPNSGRLS, The Hub

7.00 pm CAIRO, Green Door Store

7.30 pm Dralms, St.George’s Church

8.45 pm The Lytics, Komedia Studio

9.15 pm Close Talker, Queen’s Hotel

10.00 pm Jordan Klassen, Queen’s Hotel

10.00 pm Dralms, The Other Place

12.30 am The Posterz, Komedia Studio

Friday May 15th

2.45 pm TOPS, Shipwrights Yard

6.45 pm Andy Shauf, Patterns Downstairs

7.45 pm 36?, Patterns Upstairs

8.30 pm Dan Bodan, Prince Albert

8.30 pm Young Benjamins, Queen’s Hotel

10.15 pm Tobias Jesso Jr, Dome Studio Theatre

10.30 pm TOPS, Brighthelm

1.30 am No Joy, Brighthelm

Saturday 16th

6.45 pm Arkells, Patterns Downstairs

7.15 pm Highs, Hope and Ruin

7.30 pm Fist City, The Hub

7.30 pm Leaf Rapids, Unitarian Church

7.45 pm Gabrielle Papillon, Patterns Upstairs

8.00 pm HEAT, The Haunt

8.45 pm Vogue Dots, Komedia Studio

9.00 pm Ria Mae, Unitarian Church

10.00 pm Dralms, Patterns Upstairs

10.15 pm Groenland, Old Market

10.30 pm Single Mothers, The Hub

12.30 am The Posterz, Komedia Studio

1.30 am HEAT, Komedia Studio

Oh! Canada at The Great Escape 2015 is dedicated to the memory of Derek Bachman, the former head of SaskMusic, who passed away late last year. Derek was a wonderful person who worked tirelessly to promote music of all kinds. His presence will be very greatly missed this weekend, and always. Thank you Derek.

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