Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture has announced that the 12th edition will be returning to its original form, taking place from August 9-19, with expanded free festival grounds at Nathan Phillips Square, and a packed program of multi-arts events splashed across downtown Toronto. The festival was created to provide access and opportunity for young creatives to celebrate community and culture through music, visual arts, dance, an educational summit and much more. With the first iteration hosted in front of city hall, the annual event will once again occupy space in Toronto’s civic square.
Making his return to headline Manifesto is Jamaican Billboard Reggae Chart topper, Chronixx and Zinc Fence Redemption will play at City Hall, backed by his full six-piece band.
In an effort to ensure broader accessibility, Manifesto will be teaming up with community partners from around the GTA to provide free shuttle bus programs that allow young people to attend the main events.
Stay tuned for additional announcements in the upcoming weeks regarding festival programming and the Manifesto Discovery Series, August 9-14, taking place across various Toronto venues and DIY spaces.
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