An annual gathering of some of the best bands in western Canada is heading to Regina this year and it's bringing with it more than 60 artists.  

The BreakOut West festival is on its way to the Queen City from Oct. 13 to 16, and features genres ranging from pop to country to hip hop.

According to organizers, the festival is designed to support the music industry in western Canada and showcase some of its best talents. 

Megan Nash

Megan Nash will bring her pop/country fusion to the festival in October. (Ali Lauren)

The festival's host city changes every year. Last year it took place in Victoria and it was in Winnipeg in 2014.  

A number of Saskatchewan-based favourites are taking part, including Rah Rah, Poor Nameless Boy, Andino Suns and Rosie & the Riveters, at 11 venues across the city.

Here's a full list of the Saskatchewan artists at the festival:

Saskatchewan artists

  • Alex Runions
  • Andino Suns 
  • Belle Plaine
  • Blake Berglund
  • DGS Samurai Champs 
  • Jay Semko
  • Jeffery Straker
  • Megan Nash 
  • Nick Faye & The Deputies
  • Poor Nameless Boy
  • Rah Rah 
  • Rosie & The Riveters
  • Surf Dads 
  • The Dead South
  • Third Ion 
rosie and the riveters

Rosie and the Riveters has been playing music together in Saskatchewan since 2011 and will perform at the BreakOut West festival in Regina in October 2016. (

Aside from the Saskatchewan-based artists, the festival features acts from Yukon, Northwest Territories, B.C., Manitoba and Alberta. 

Here are some of the other featured artists:

Western Canadian artists

  • Al Muirhead (Alta.)
  • Digawolf (N.W.T.)
  • Diyet (Yukon)
  • Ghost Twin (Man.)
  • Hot Panda (B.C.)
  • Jesse and the Dandelions (Alta.)
  • Justin Lacroix Band (MB)
  • Kaylee Johnston (B.C.)
  • Mise en Scene (Man.)
  • Old Cabin (Yukon)
  • Paolo Bortolussi (B.C.)
  • Quinton Blair (Man.)
  • Rob Dickson (Yukon)
  • Striker (Alta.)
  • The Mariachi Ghost (Man.)
  • Youngblood (B.C.)
Mariachi ghost

Winnipeg band the Mariachi Ghost will be in Regina in October. (The Mariachi Ghost)

The festival will be tipped off by the Western Canadian Music Awards show on October 13, where a number of genre-specific awards will be presented. Tickets to that event are sold separately.  

Festival tickets are $20 and are available at X-Ray Records, Rebellion Brewing and Coda Clothing. 

For a full list of artists click here.