SIRIUS Satellite Radio Broadcasts Exclusive Live Concerts from Canadian Indie Artists at North by Northeast (NXNE)



    
    June 19 and 20 - SIRIUS presents 2 nights of live indie music from NXNE
    featuring Jason Collett, Wintersleep, In-flight Safety, The Cliks,
    Woodpigeon, DD/MM/YYYY, Ruby Coast, Hot Panda and Lovely Feathers
    

    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada, the country's leading satellite
radio company, today announced that it will broadcast live from Toronto's
North by Northeast (NXNE) festival - Canada's leading showcase for emerging
music. During the festival, SIRIUS' CBC Radio 3 and Iceberg 85 channels will
broadcast 2 live concerts featuring Canadian independent music to listeners
throughout Canada and the U.S. In addition, SIRIUS' CBC Radio 3 channel will
be broadcasting live from the NXNE Hub at the Hyatt Regency hotel, bringing
listeners breaking news and artist interviews from Canada's indie music scene.
    The concerts on June 19th and 20th will be broadcast live on SIRIUS'
Iceberg 85 and CBC Radio 3 channel 86 and will feature Canadian indie artists
In-flight Safety, The Cliks, Wintersleep, Woodpigeon, DD/MM/YYYY, Ruby Coast,
Jason Collett, Hot Panda and Lovely Feathers.
    "NXNE is an amazing experience and we're thrilled to share it with
listeners throughout Canada and the U.S. on SIRIUS Satellite Radio," said
Andreanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian Content Development and Industry
Relations, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "SIRIUS is proud to support NXNE for the fourth
year in a row."
    "We are delivering the largest NXNE ever and everyone is thrilled to have
SIRIUS as the festival's top All Access Level sponsor," said Andy McLean,
NXNE's Managing Director. "SIRIUS Canada continues to show a deep commitment
to supporting emerging Canadian talent and together with NXNE, we make a
formidable team."
    NXNE Broadcast schedule on SIRIUS Satellite Radio:

    
    -   Friday, June 19th. SIRIUS' CBC Radio 3 broadcasts live from the NXNE
        Hub at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto.
           -  R3-30 weekly countdown hosted by Craig Norris - 11:00 a.m. -
              2 p.m. ET
           -  Grant Lawrence Live - 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET

    -   Friday, June 19th: Live from Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto
        featuring In-flight Safety, The Cliks and Wintersleep. Broadcast on
        SIRIUS channel 85
           -  In-flight Safety - 7:45 p.m. ET
           -  The Clicks - 8:45 p.m. ET
           -  Wintersleep - 9:45 p.m. ET

    -   Saturday, June 20th: Live from the Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street
        West, Toronto) featuring Woodpigeon, DD/MM/YYYY, Ruby Coast, Jason
        Collett, Hot Panda and Lovely Feathers. Broadcast on SIRIUS
        channel 86
           -  Woodpigeon - 9:00 p.m. ET
           -  DD/MM/YYYY - 10:00 p.m. ET
           -  Ruby Coast - 11:00 p.m. ET
           -  Jason Collett - 12:00 a.m. ET
           -  Hot Panda - 1:00 a.m. ET
           -  Lovely Feathers - 2:00 a.m. ET
    

    Committed to Canadian Musicians

    Since December 2005, SIRIUS Canada has helped emerging English and French
Canadian musicians grow their audiences both in Canada and the U.S. SIRIUS
Canada supports the music industry through direct sponsorship activities and
works closely with SIRIUS Satellite Radio's music programmers to increase
Canadian artists' profile across Canada and the U.S. SIRIUS Canada regularly
hosts music industry showcases featuring emerging talent and presents live
satellite radio broadcast events across North America.

    Note to Media

    Music and entertainment media are welcome to attend both showcase
concerts in Toronto providing they have been accredited by NXNE. For more
information, please visit: http://www.nxne.com/media-accreditation

    About SIRIUS Canada

    SIRIUS is Canada's number one choice for satellite radio with 120
full-time channels broadcast from studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and
New York. SIRIUS offers 100% commercial-free music plus premium sports, news,
talk and entertainment programming from North America's most recognizable and
respected personalities and brands. SIRIUS offers listeners unparalleled
coast-to-coast signal coverage and digital quality sound broadcast from three
high-orbit satellites.
    SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the CFL, NFL, NASCAR
and NLL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the CFL, NFL and NLL. SIRIUS
is also the exclusive satellite radio home of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada
Radio. In addition, SIRIUS broadcasts live NASCAR races, the Wimbledon Tennis
Championships as well as Barclays English Premier League and UEFA Champions
League soccer.
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more than 3,500 retail locations, including Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Centre
Hi-Fi, Costco, Dumoulin, Future Shop, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Staples,
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programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $14.99.
    SIRIUS Canada's automotive partners include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley,
BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda,
Mercedes Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Pana-Pacific, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen,
Volvo and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). SIRIUS automotive
partners make up nearly 60 per cent of light vehicle sales in Canada.
    Click on www.sirius.ca to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS
radio and subscription.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact, Jeff Roman, SIRIUS Canada, Email
- jroman@siriuscanada.ca, Phone - (416) 513-7434

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