Your Guide To The 9th Annual Manifesto Festival
Manifesto celebrates ONE CITY with 9thAnnual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture
TORONTO, September 3, 2015 – On Wednesday, September 16, 2015 the 9
Festival of Community and Culture will launch, showcasing Canadian-born and international
talent for another year. With a goal of highlighting talent in music, dance and visual arts from
across the Greater Toronto Area Manifesto launches this year’s festivals under the theme “ONE
CITY”, and will have a uniquely Toronto-centric lineup. The festival will take place from
Wednesday, September 16 – Sunday, September 20.
This year’s festival brings back the staples that Manifesto has come to be known for, including
Live at the Square, the all-day free celebration of music, art, dance and food at Yonge-Dundas
Square. Torontonians will be treated to a line-up of some of Canada’s most talented veteran
and up-and-coming artists, including Melanie Fiona, GoldLink, Pluto and Junia T.
Manifesto will also mix things up this year, introducing Toronto to some of that new new—an
evening of future soul and forward thinking hip hop from some of Toronto’s most talked about
artists. The event promises to shine a light on the talent that exists here in the city and
showcase some of the best that Canada has to offer.
Founded in 2007, Manifesto is a non-profit organization that works to unite, energize and
celebrate Toronto’s diverse arts communities and find innovative ways of working together
towards common goals through year round programming and activities. Growing to be the
largest and most unique festival of its kind in Canada, the critically acclaimed Manifesto Festival
of Community & Culture is the annual culmination of Manifesto’s work, bringing together
hundreds of artists & performers, and thousands of spectators over multiple days to showcase
our city’s talented arts community and strengthen its foundations by building a collective sense
of pride and possibility.
RED BULL SOUND SELECT
Wednesday, September 16
Red Bull Sound Select presents an artist development program and music discovery platform to help break
emerging artists, curated by MNFSTO
The Hoxton (69 Bathurst Street at King)
9pm – 2am
$3 w/ RSVP or $10 at the door
Tickets: RSVP at: www.redbullsoundselect.com
With performances by…
DJ: Nino Brown
Hosted by: Wan Luv
RUMBLE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE
Thursday, September 17
MNFSTO and 194 Group present a one night only DJ battle and dance crew battle, all happening in the
centre of the ring for your enjoyment!
Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Blvd)
$15 Advance Tickets, $20 at the door
Dance performances by…
More announcements to be made.
Friday, September 18
Daniels Spectrum (Ada Slaight Hall)
$15 Advance Tickets
9pm – 2am
MNFSTO presents an evening of future soul and forward thinking hip hop from some of Toronto’s most talked
about artists of the moment. Come join us to hear Toronto’s futuristic sounds of now!
With Performances from….
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Host DJ’s: DJ Soulchild + McCallaman
Hosted by: Tika Simone & Wan Luv
LIVE AT THE SQUARE
Saturday, September 19
MNFSTO presents Live At The Square. Our marquee festival event at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Join us for musical performances, dance battles, showcases, cyphers, food and retail vendors & much more!
Yonge & Dundas Square
12PM – 11pm
FREE all-ages + family
With performances by:
Junia-T and The Juice Money Collective w/ Tassnata + Kemi
The Posterz (MTL)
The Extremities (Fresh Kils + Uncle Fester) w/ Relic
Jai Nitai Lotus (MTL)
Noyz & Fateh
DJ’s: Spoonz, Bambi, Obuxum
HONEY JAM: Charmie, Dynesti, Keys, Little T
FIRST LOOK CYPHER:ES, Elcee, Rezzi
NEXT UP:Derin Falana (The Flan) + Yours Truly TY
LAST STYLE STANDING:Dance battle stage
Sunday, September 20
The 9th Annual Art Show + 6ix x 6 Photo Exhibit
Super Wonder Gallery
876 Bloor Street W.
PWYC from 3pm-8pm | $5 after 8pm
Headlining works from international artist/designer TAJ FRANCIS from Jamaica.
Chidinma Dureke – Maryland
Jamilla Okubo – Washington DC
Mark ‘Kurupt’ Stoddart
6ix x 6 co-curated with 1LoveTO
Featuring Toronto’s top Instagram photographers including:
DJs and Special Guest Performance to be announced.