Entering its 7th year, Festival Music House is produced by Radio Starmaker Fund as a boutique, invite-only event that focuses on Canada’s diverse and globally-recognized music scene, showcasing to key members of the international film and television industry during the height of the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF).

Past performers include: City & Colour, Arkells, July Talk, K’NAAN, Lights, Hey Rosetta!, BADBADNOTGOOD, Sam Roberts Band, Gord Downie, A Tribe Called Red, Tokyo Police Club, Stars, Barenaked Ladies, Keys N Krates,  Dan Mangan, Kathleen Edwards, and many more.

Festival Music House represents an essential stop on the TIFF circuit, praised by VIPs and media as a vital networking opportunity and world-class live music experience.


  • Festival Music House 2016 ANNOUNCE

    Festival Music House announces 2016 lineup
    TIFF-time concert headlined by Dragonette, performances by Jessy Lanza, Charlotte Day Wilson and Modern Space; with DJ sets by host, Kardinal Offishall


    Toronto, ON Festival Music House (FMH) today announced the lineup for its seventh annual showcase, with a stellar roster of Canadian musical talent set to rock the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF). Taking place on Monday, Sept. 12 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the invite-only event is an opportunity for film and television industry tastemakers to explore Canada’s wealth of world-class musical talent during the height of TIFF.

    Produced by Arts & Crafts, on behalf of Radio Starmaker Fund, performers at this year’s event include Dragonette, Jessy Lanza, Charlotte Day Wilson and Modern Space. Between acts, guests can look forward to DJ sets by the host of the show, Toronto’s very own Kardinal Offishall.

    Since debuting at Toronto’s Roosevelt Room in 2010, the event has seen much success, acting as a catalyst of connection and continues to be a highlight of the Festival. The goal of the event is to not only celebrate the importance of music in film, but to also connect talented Canadian artists and their music with upcoming film and television projects,” said Aaron Miller, Programming Director at Arts & Crafts. “This year’s lineup represents an eclectic mix of renowned and emerging Canadian musicians, and we’re honoured to once again be able to provide a stage where their talent can be showcased for some of the industry’s brightest stars.”

    Past FMH performers include Barenaked Ladies, Keys N Krates, K’NAAN, Half Moon Run, City and Colour, Sloan, A Tribe Called Red, Gord Downie, Kid Koala and Stars. An elite networking opportunity and key event in the TIFF circuit, FMH consistently garners praise from VIPs and media alike, and has been hailed year after year as one of TIFF’s most celebrated parties.


    About Radio Starmaker Fund 
    The Radio Starmaker Fund was created in the fall of 2000 on the initiative of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters in consultation with the Canadian music industry and the CRTC. It is funded entirely by Canada’s private radio broadcasters and managed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders in broadcasting and the music industry. The fund supports emerging artists with star potential from every region of Canada. Festival Music House was created in 2010 by Starmaker to provide a platform for artists to share their talents with key decision makers in the film and television industry and to highlight the talents of Canadian musicians. It now runs in several festivals across the country.