Toronto's Peace Dot Love Music Festival Ropes in Big Boi, Skratch Bastid, Grand Analog

Toronto's Peace Dot Love Music Festival Ropes in Big Boi, Skratch Bastid, Grand Analog
Canadian hip-hop fans, mark your calendars: the Peace Dot Love Music Festival is coming to Toronto's the Guvernment on November 11. Now in its second year, the festival's organizers have roped in an impressive lineup of performers, including headliner Big Boi.

The Outkast star leads a bill that includes Reema Major, Skratch Bastid, Grand Analog and Blues in D, with more artists expected to be announced soon. The event will be hosted by MTV's Nicole Holness and New FLOW 93.5's Devo Brown.

True to its name, all profits from Peace Dot Love will be donated equally to Leave Out Violence, Peacebuilders and War Child Canada. The event was founded following the murders of Dylan Ellis and Oliver Martin, who were killed in an act of random gun violence in June 2008, as a way to support anti-violence initiatives.

According to a press release, "Peace Dot Love aims to educate, empower, inspire hope and make change in our community with an overall effort of raising youth awareness through the power of music and art."

The event is all ages and tickets cost $37.50. They can be purchased from Gettickets.ca or Peacedotlove.com.