Canadian Music Fest Rolls Out First Wave of 2013 Artists with Rihanna, Nick Cave, Mac DeMarco, Two Hours Traffic, Ron Sexsmith

Canadian Music Fest Rolls Out First Wave of 2013 Artists with Rihanna, Nick Cave, Mac DeMarco, Two Hours Traffic, Ron Sexsmith
The annual Canadian Music Week will be returning to Toronto in 2013, and as usual, it will include a heap of performances as part of its Canadian Music Fest, which runs from March 19 to 24. There will be more than 1,000 acts in all, and the event has now revealed its first wave of artists.

Among the freshly announced performers on the bill are Two Hours Traffic, Ron Sexsmith, Mac DeMarco, Matt Dusk, Lindsay Stirling, Elephant Stone, the Zolas, Fine Times, Adaline, Rococode, 41st and Home, Bend Sinister, Jean-Sebastien Audet, Mo Kenney, Mount Moriah, Poor Young Things, Leif Vollebekk, Portage and Main, the Mohawk Lodge, the Schomberg Fair, the Dirty Nil, the Stanfields, We Need Surgery, White Ash Falls, Twin River, Tim Chaisson, Wool on Wolves, and many more.

The festival also includes previously confirmed shows from Rihanna (featuring A$AP Rocky), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (with Sharon Van Etten), and Efterklang.

In addition to North American acts, the festival also promises to shine a spotlight on artists from Japan, Korea and Scandinavia. Other attractions include a music conference, Electronic Nation's Bassweek, a jazz series, showcases from numerous organizations (one of them being Exclaim!), the Indie Awards, and film and comedy components.

All of the artists performing at venues around Toronto will be confirmed in the coming months. See the full list of currently announced acts here.

Festival wristbands cost $50 while VIP wristbands are $100. Get full details here. Also, right now CMF is offering a two-for-one deal on wristbands. You can take advantage of it here.