ECMA 2018 Need-to-Know Info!

ECMA 2018 Need-to-Know Info!

The 2018 East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference - May 2-6 in Halifax, NS

The 2018 East Coast Music Awards Show 

  • Thursday, May 3, 8PM at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax
  • Tickets on sale here
  • Hosted by comedian Jonathan Torrens
  • Featuring performances by Sloan, Measha Brueggergosman, Classified, The Joel Plaskett Emergency, Rose Cousins, The East Pointers, Port Cities, The Once, The Barra MacNeils, Universal Soul, Les Hay Babies, City Natives, KINLEY, Quake Matthews, Makayla Lynn, and Neon Dreams!
  • The Red Carpet will be live-streamed at 7PM AST and the Awards Show will be live-streamed at 8PM AST on and Bell Aliant Fibe TV1




  • All passes will be available for pickup from May 2-6, 2018 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS.
  • Registration hours and Box Office hours are as follows: Wednesday, May 2: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 05: 9:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday, May 6: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Mobile App

  • Our 2018 mobile app will be available soon!


  • Volunteer applications are now open. Go here for more details. 

Hotel and Travel

  • For information on hotel and travel, go here

Health & Wellness Centre

  • New to 2018: ECMA has announced a Health & Wellness Centre presented by Moksha Yoga Halifax. Includes yoga, meditation, acupuncture and more. Details here

East Coast Music & Industry Awards

  • The East Coast Music & Industry Awards takes place on Sunday, May 6, 7PM at the Nova Scotia Ballroom - Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.
  • In previous years the ECMA would hand out many of the Music Awards at showcases throughout the week of the festival. This year we are revamping our Sunday evening awards ceremony by handing out both Music and Industry awards at a larger scale event. 
  • Featuring performances by Lennie Gallant, Ouroboros, Heather Rankin and Jenn Grant, the East Coast Music & Industry Awards is an event you won't want to miss! 
  • This event is all-ages, and the public can purchase $10 door tickets 30 minutes before the show, subject to capacity. Artist Passes, Delegate Passes, VIP Passes, and Festival & Conference passes will also provide entry.