Published Aug 23, 2011Once again, the Manifesto Festival is set to celebrate community, culture and hip-hop in Toronto, as organizers have just announced the 2011 lineup.
For its fifth anniversary, the Manifesto Festival has booked a number of classic rap acts to play across the city. Over 100 artists will hit T-dot clubs from September 15 to 25, with a massive free outdoor show capping the entire event. The final September 25 gig in downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square will feature performances from Rakim & Kid Capri, 9th Wonder & Phonte, Blu & Exile, Andreena Mill, Zaki Ibrahim, Michie Mee and more.
"Manifesto season is upon us and we are thrilled to share with the people the most impressive and inclusive series of events we have ever been able to," executive director Che Kothari said in a statement. "Proud is an understatement for how I feel about the entire team who has put this festival together over the years and the countless community members who have been a part of, and inspired, it. With 13 events over 11 days, we have carefully crafted a festival that we feel has something for everyone and that can open people up to new ways of thinking and connecting to themselves, their community and the universe."
Other notable artists participating in this year's activities include hip-hop forefather Afrika Bambaataa, Mr. Wiggles and Boot Camp Clik, among others.
For more information about this year's Manifesto and its various events, head to the festival website.