Toronto's Luminato Ropes In Joel Plaskett, k.d. lang, They Might Be Giants, Kronos Quartet for 2011 Festival

Toronto's Luminato Ropes In Joel Plaskett, k.d. lang, They Might Be Giants, Kronos Quartet for 2011 Festival
This summer, the multi-disciplinary Luminato festival will return to Toronto for its fifth year. The organizers have announced the musical acts that will be gracing this year's instalment of the event, with highlights including k.d. lang, the Joel Plaskett Emergency, They Might Be Giants, Nitin Sawhney and Kronos Quartet.

The festival runs from June 10 to 19. The bulk of the music will take place at Metro Square at the corner of King Street West and John Street, which will be transformed into a free outdoor venue known as the Festival Hub.

The free music will be kicked off by the Joel Plaskett Emergency, as the Maritime folk rocker and his band will perform at Metro Square on June 10. The festival's other headline performer, k.d. lang, will take to the same stage on June 17.

Other free highlights from throughout the festival include a family-friendly set from They Might Be Giants (June 11), Kronos Quartet (June 12), Yemen Blues (June 14) and Nitin Sawhney (June 19).

There are also some paid-admission shows, including more appearances by Kronos Quartet and a performance by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

You can see a detailed breakdown of the performance schedule and get ticket information here.