New Music Fest

New Music Fest now accepting artist submissions!

New Music Fest is a three-day live music festival, which originated in Barrie ON in 2008 and has since grown to include Sudbury and London ON, on separate weekends. The New Music Fest celebrates the culture and development of new music by promoting awareness to the vast amount of musical talent this great country has to offer.

Each three-day New Music Fest will host over 50 live local, regional and national acts of various genres performing at multiple live music venues throughout the weekend. All participating venues will host three to four established and developing artists who will collectively share multiple festival stages. This year will also feature Barrie’s second outdoor component located at Heritage Park on Kempenfelt Bay.

The New Music Fest Barrie – July 18-20, 2013
The New Music Fest Sudbury – June 6-8, 2013
The New Music Fest London – September 19-21, 2013

Artists who have performed with New Music Fest in the past include The Tea Party, Ian Thornley, Big Wreck, The Trews, Big Sugar, Treble Charger, Monster Truck, USS, illScarlett, and a long list of Canada’s hardest working indie bands. Headlining artists for 2013 are yet to be announced.

The artist submission deadline for consideration to both New Music Fest Barrie and London in 2013 is May 6!  The submission deadline for New Music Fest Sudbury has passed.  All festival details can be found at

Tourism Barrie awarded Admiral Creative Group & New Music Fest with the “Best Marketing Campaign” in 2010 and again in 2012. This award recognizes a marketing campaign that contributes to promoting Barrie as a quality destination and that demonstrates effectiveness in increasing tourism. 

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