Published Aug 31, 2010With the Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF as it's commonly known, about to get into full swing, organizers have announced which bands will provide the soundtrack to the "Block Party" celebrating the opening of Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 12.
Besides food, family activities and a movie star lookalike contest, the Bell Lightbox, which is on King Street, between John and Peter, will host a free Polaris Music Prize showcase, with performances by some of this year's short-listers, including Karkwa, the Sadies (pictured) and Radio Radio.
The bands will play from 12:20 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., following an 11:00 a.m. performance by Los Angeles funk/rock band 100 Monkeys and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon.
At 3:00 p.m., a "special guest," which won't be announced until September 11, will take the stage after being announced by George Stroumboulopoulos.
While the festival organizers have yet to name names, there are a only a couple of performers who fit the bill as "one of Canada's hottest global superstars," as a press release deems the act.
Our first and best guess is Drake, as he is undoubtedly the most talked-about solo Canadian performer of the year. He's also one of the few musicians out there who appeals to all ages and genders, rather than a niche market. But let the special-guest debates begin.
For more information on the events going down in and around the Block Party, click here.