Majid Jordan, The Internet and Isaiah Rashad to play Manifesto: just announced Toronto shows

The 11th annual music festival is also going year-round and moving its marquee concert at Echo Beach to June from September


Manifesto is making major changes this year.

The 11th annual music, art and culture festival is expanding from a 10-day event in September to year-round, and is moving its marquee concert to June.

Toronto-based pop duo Majid Jordan are headlining at Echo Beach on June 10, alongside American acts The Internet, Isaiah Rashad and Jidenna.

Local hip-hop and R&B artists confirmed to perform include Sean Leon, TiKA, The Sorority and Derin Falana. More acts will be announced.

Other events taking place in June are the Manifesto 11 House Party at the Drake Hotel (June 8) and Manifesto’s monthly party High Power, featuring New York DJ Vashtie and locals Dre Ngozi and Nino Brown, at a warehouse on Keele Street (June 10).

A free block party and industry conference The Summit will take place in the summer months and an art show and dance showcase will happen in the fall.

Manifesto is also offering a limited number of free tickets through community organizations such as The Remix Project, TAAGS, BIZSTART, FYOU Project and R.I.S.E. Edutainment.

Last year’s Manifesto featured a block party at Yonge-Dundas Square headlined by A Tribe Called Red, as well as performances by Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada and Daniel Caesar at Echo Beach.

More just announced Toronto shows

Promise Dirty Motor: DJ Godfather, Dani Lehman, Cherriep Philthkids, Intra Venus 500 Keele Movement Festival pre-party. 10 pm. $15-$25. tix.ilovepromise.com/dm. April 29.

Colter Wall The Garrison doors 8 pm. $13.50. ­rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. May 12.

Projek: Viper, Matrix Futurebound, Brookes Brothers Nest/The Den doors 10 pm. $25. destinyevents.electrostub.com. May 13.

Todd Slant, hello Shark, Anna McLellan Smiling Buddha­ doors 7 pm, all ages. $12.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. May 17.

Electric Island: The Black ­Madonna, Leon Vynehall, Kink, Mall Grab, Dam-Funk, Deetron, Maceo Plex, Mano Le Tough, Nina Kraviz, Nitin, Dixon, Sonny Fodera, Soul Clap, Claude Von Stroke, Chris Liebling and more Hanlan’s Point Toronto Island passes $49.99-$169.99. electricisland.to. May 22, July 1, August 7, September 3-4.

Affiance, Convictions Coalition doors 7:30 pm. $14. rotate.com, ticketfly.com Stained Class Records. May 26.Urban Cone, Nightly Velvet Underground doors 7:30 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. May 29.

Jacob Whitesides ­Mod Club doors 6 pm, all ages. $22. ­ticketmaster.ca. May 29.

Union Duke, Torero Horseshoe doors 8 pm. $10. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com, horseshoetavern.com. June 2.

Kranium, Shali, DJ C Bird Nugget Banquet Hall 10 pm. $25. ticketgateway.com. June 2.

The Junction, Kayko, Krief ­Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com, ­rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ­horseshoetavern.com. June 3.

The Pick Brothers Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $15. soundscapesmusic.com, ­rotate.com, ­ticketfly.com, horseshoetavern.com. June 8.

Zimmer Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $12. ticketweb.ca. ­June 9.

Manifesto 11: Majid Jordan, The Internet, Isaiah Rashad, Jidenna, Sean Leon, TiKA, Derin Falana, The Sorority Echo Beach 3-11 pm, all ages. $69-$90. ticketmaster.ca. June 10.

Jean-Michel Blais The Spiegeltent at David Pecaut Square 6-7 pm. $32.77. ­luminatofestival.com. June 15.

Fates Warning & Infinite Spectrum Mod Club doors 7 pm. $28.50. ­ticketfly.com. June 21.Thursday, Fucked Up, mewithoutyou, Big Jesus Danforth Music Hall doors 6 pm. $34-$44. ticketmaster.ca. June 24.

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, The Wallflowers Budweiser Stage 7 pm. $39.50-$125. On sale April 22. ticketmaster.ca. ­July 5.

Woods, John Andrews & The Yawns The Garrison doors 9 pm. $16.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. July 7.

Gorillaz Air Canada Centre doors 6 pm, all ages. $53.75-$103.75. ­ticketmaster.ca. July 10.

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $25. ­ticketfly.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ­rotate.com, horseshoetavern.com. July 18.

Nazareth Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $35.50-$45.50. soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, ticketmaster.ca. August 4.

Magma Mod Club doors 7 pm. $33.75. ­ticketfly.com. August 20.

Ex Deo The Garrison­ doors 8 pm. $23.50. ticketfly.com. September 30.

The New Pornographers, Born Ruffians Massey Hall 8 pm. $18.94-$39.50. masseyhall.com. October 14.

Alt-J Massey Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $35-$65. ticketmaster.ca, masseyhall.com. ­October 27.

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