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NME.COM will be bringing you exclusive video updates throughout the week

Bloc Party are set to headline Canada Music Week, which begins today (March 11).

The multi-venue event runs from March 11 – 15, and NME.COM will be bringing you exclusive video coverage throughout the week.

In total, 500 acts are set to play the bash across 43 venues.

Those confirmed to play include Crystal Castles, The Ting Tings, Holy Fuck and The Week That Was.

For the full line up, see

As well as the gigs, the week features a number of music conferences and debates, with Gene Simmons among those set to speak. Several award ceremonys also take place, including The Indies, which celebrate the best in new music, on March 14.

NME.COM‘s sister site will also be keeping fans updated on Canada Music Week via blogs and live reports.