THE FESTIVAL.

The critically-acclaimed Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture features an innovative program of events across the city, culminating in a massive free outdoor concert at Yonge & Dundas Square in the heart of downtown Toronto.

The festival brings together hundreds of artists and performers with thousands of attendees to unite, energize, support and celebrate Toronto’s vibrant and diverse music and arts community.

ART
EXHIBITION

The opening party for our hotly anticipated annual group show featuring top Canadian and international guest artists in painting, illustration, photography, new media and more.

DANCE
SHOWCASE

An explosive event celebrating the best in bboying/bgirling and the full spectrum of street dance artforms.

THE
SUMMIT

Young artists, innovators entrepreneurs and industry experts come together for a day of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and networking.

MASSIVE
CONCERT

A massive outdoor concert at Yonge-Dundas Square, featuring an artists market, live painting, street-to-stage dance battle, select food vendors and much more.

Manifesto has featured over 1000 artists, including…

JHENÉ AIKO
JAY ELECTRONICA
9TH WONDER
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
PHAROAHE MONCH
TALIB KWELI
BLACK THOUGHT
RAKIM
K’NAAN
ISAIAH RASHAD
GOLDLINK

MELANIE FIONA
K-OS
SHAD
SZA
RAURY
RYAN LESLIE
BISHOP NEHRU
DJ PREMIER
PETE ROCK
RAEKWON
ZAKI IBRAHIM
A K U A
KEITA JUMA

KID CAPRI
PHONTE
ROY AYERS
MR. CARTOON
JUST BLAZE
DEAD PREZ
BOBBITO GARCIA
SAUL WILLIAMS
KARDINAL OFFISHALL
BADBADNOTGOOD
SON REAL
A L L I E

MAESTRO
MICHIE MEE
SAUKRATES
CRAZY LEGS
JEAN GRAEINSIDE OUT PROJECT
JR
RICH MEDINA
BILAL
SCRATCH

TANIKA CHARLES
HUDSON MOHAWKE
LUNICE
SHI WISDOM
DUBELYOO
SAIDAH BABAH TALIBAH
DOMKEY
ELICSER
BRYAN ESPIRITU

ONYX
LENNY LEN
EGR
Y-NOT
COLIN MUNROE
MR. WIGGLES
AND MANY MORE…

"This epic summer ending extravaganza transformed the city into a bonafide artistic playground."

− BlogTO

"Manifesto puts local artists on the map."

− Torontoist

"Manifesto represents the lifeblood of Toronto's urban arts scene."

− TORONTO STAR

"Almost any superlative could describe the ground-breaking Manifesto Festival. NNNNN (out of 5)"

− NOW Magazine

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