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Your Guide To This Years Manifesto Festival 2015

 

MNFSTO

Your Guide To The 9​th​ Annual Manifesto Festival

 

Manifesto celebrates ONE CITY with 9​th​Annual 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.

 

About Manifesto

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.

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

RED BULL SOUND SELECT

Wednesday, September 16

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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

19+ event

Tickets: RSVP at: www.redbullsoundselect.com

With performances by…

GoldLink

DJ: Nino Brown

Hosted by: Wan Luv

#BREAKMUSIC

 

 

RUMBLE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

Thursday, September 17

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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

16+ event

Tickets: www.universe.com/rumbleattheroundhouse

Sounds by…​

DJ Illment

DJ Glo

Jester

Nora Tones

Bambii

DJ Soundbwoy

DJ D-Smooth

Dance performances by…

Moon Runners

BuccNFlvr

DisFUNKtional Family

DirtyHaus

Sparkle Motion

More announcements to be made.

 

 

FUTURE SOUNDS

Friday, September 18

future-sounds

Daniels Spectrum (Ada Slaight Hall)

$15 Advance Tickets

9pm – 2am

19+ event

Tickets: www.universe.com/futuresounds

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….

Adria Kain

a l l i e

Spek Won

Clairmont II

City Fidelia

Birthday Boy

Host DJ’s: DJ Soulchild + McCallaman

Hosted by: Tika Simone & Wan Luv

 

 

LIVE AT THE SQUARE

Saturday, September 19

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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:

Melanie Fiona

Airplane Boys

Junia-T and The Juice Money Collective w/ Tassnata + Kemi

John River

The Posterz (MTL)

OSIYM

The Extremities (Fresh Kils + Uncle Fester) w/ Relic

Wasiu (MTL)

Xolisa

Jai Nitai Lotus (MTL)

Crossword

Savannah Ré

Noyz & Fateh

Ramsay Almighty

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

 

 

COMMON GROUND

Sunday, September 20

common-ground-art-show

The 9th Annual Art Show + 6ix x 6 Photo Exhibit

Super Wonder Gallery

876 Bloor Street W.

PWYC from 3pm-8pm | $5 after 8pm

3pm-12am

Tickets: www.universe.com/commonground

Headlining works from international artist/designer TAJ FRANCIS from Jamaica.

Also featuring:

Chidinma Dureke – Maryland

Jamilla Okubo – Washington DC

Aleks Bartosik

Andrew Palmer

Benny Bing

Chris Perez

Francis Pratt

Hans Poppe

Komi Olaf

Mark ‘Kurupt’ Stoddart

Ricardo McRae

Sara Golish

Tabban Soleimani

6ix x 6 co-curated with 1LoveTO

Featuring Toronto’s top Instagram photographers including:

@bora.vs.bora

@soteeoh

@mr.jobreezy

@jayscale

@tahaphoto

@ellenaturel

DJs and Special Guest Performance to be announced.

http://mnfsto.com/festival/