Published Sep 02, 2009For its third year in a row, Manifesto is back to give Torontonians a dose of some urban goodness. From September 16 to 20, the arts and music festival will showcase more than 150 artists, a film festival, B-boy competitions, art exhibitions, graffiti workshops and, to top it all off, a free outdoor concert at Nathan Phillips Square with headliners Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek as Reflection Eternal.
The five-day event takes place all across the city and hopes to be a catalyst for creative evolution and social change. Always a huge supporter of community activity, Manifesto is hosting block parties in the neighbourhoods of Parkdale and 106th and York (Jane and Finch) to give local talent and youth a chance to perform.
The festival's emphasis on hip-hop culture is also a chance for urban artists to display their work in a three-storey exhibit featuring world-renowned street artists like Montreal's Roadsworth and Brazil's Nunca.
That massive free show with Reflection Eternal goes down on September 20, with over a 100 artists slated to attend. Seriously, there is a lot going on this year at Manifesto, and for a full list of events, you can visit the event's website here.