Canadian Music Fest Announces 2011 Lineup with J Mascis, Janelle Monáe, Shad, Miracle Fortress

Canadian Music Fest Announces 2011 Lineup with J Mascis, Janelle Monáe, Shad, Miracle Fortress
Canadian Music Fest is coming to Toronto from March 9 to 13, and as usual, the annual event has lined up an impressive cast of performers. The festival is part of Canadian Music Week, and it will bring more than 800 artists to a whopping 55 venues in just four days.

There are 25 countries represented at the festival, with some of the big-name international acts including J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr. fame), Janelle Monáe and Kurt Vile, as well as Melissa Etheridge, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Good Charlotte. There will also be a "world premiere multimedia presentation" from Tool's Adam Jones.

Of course, many of the festival's biggest attractions are Canadian artists. Among the homegrown acts who will perform are Shad, Miracle Fortress, Mother Mother, Hollerado, Yukon Blonde, Gentleman Reg, Memoryhouse, Land of Talk and Hannah Georgas. There will also be a reunion show from the long-dormant Big Sugar (who played a number of shows in 2010).

Wristbands for entire event cost $75 and can be purchased right here. These will get you into any CMF show (subject to capacity), as well as grant you access to film screenings, exclusive gigs, after-parties and more. There are also VIP wristbands for $150 that will give you priority access to a number of events. You can buy tickets to individual shows here.

Peruse the full schedule over at the Canadian Music Fest website and check out a full list of performers here.