Founded in 2007, Manifesto is an annual arts and culture festival serving to foster the local music industry, and designed to inspire and help youth develop their creative minds. The 9th annual Manifesto occurs from September 16th to 20th this year, and features a variety of local as well as international acts that you won’t want to miss. Goldlink, Melanie Fiona, Clairmont The Second are some of which are performing. See the list of events for the week below.

Wednesday, September 16

Red Bull Sound Select presents GoldLink w/ KJ, Akua & Nino Brown, curated by MNFSTO

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Where: The Hoxton | 69 Bathurst Street
When: Wednesday September 16th | 9pm – 2am
Admission: $3 w/ RSVP or $10 at the door (19+)

Thursday, September 17  – Rumble At The Roundhouse

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MNFSTO and 194 Group present a one night only DJ battle and dance crew battle, all happening in the centre of the ring for your enjoyment!

Sounds by: DJ Illment, DJ Glo, Jester, Nora Tones, Bambii, DJ Soundbwoy, DJ D-Smooth
Dance performances by: Moon Runners, BuccNFlvr, DisFUNKtional Family, DirtyHaus, Sparkle Motion
Where: Steam Whistle Brewery | 255 Bremner Blvd
Admission: $15 Advance Tickets, $20 at the door (16+)

Friday, September 18 – Future Sounds

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MNFSTO presents an evening of future soul and forward thinking hip hop from some of Toronto’s most talked
about artists of the moment.

Performances by: Adria Kain, a l l i e, Spek Won, Clairmont II, City Fidelia, Birthday Boy & special guest SOSUPERSAM (Soulection)
Host DJ’s: DJ Soulchild + McCallaman
Where: Daniel’s Spectrum | 585 Dundas St. E
When: Friday, September 18th | 9pm – 2am
Admission: $20 Advance Tickets (19+)

Saturday, September 19 – Live at The Square

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MNFSTO presents Live At The Square. The marquee festival event at Yonge-Dundas Square. Join in for musical performances, dance battles, showcases, cyphers, food and retail vendors & much more!

Performances by…. Melanie Fiona, Pluto, Airplane Boys, Junia-T and The Juice Money Collective w/ Tassnata + Kemi, John River, The Posterz (MTL), OSIYM & More

Where: Yonge & Dundas Square
When: Saturday, September 19 | 12PM – 11pm
Admission: FREE all-ages + family

Sunday, September 20 – Common Ground

MNFSTO Art Show

MNFSTO Presents…
The 9th Annual Art Show + 6ix x 6 Photo Exhibit, headlining works from international artist/designer TAJ FRANCIS from Jamaica.

Where:  Super Wonder Gallery | 876 Bloor Street W.
When: unday, September 20 | 3pm-12am
Admission: PWYC from 3pm-8pm | $5 after 8pm, Tickets available via Universe.com