Manifesto's 16th edition festival features GRAMMY-winner Jazmine Sullivan and afrobeats phenomenon Tems - @MNFSTO_TO @jsullivanmusic @TemsBaby


Manifesto's 16th edition festival features GRAMMY-winner Jazmine Sullivan and afrobeats phenomenon Tems

The Manifesto festival of music, arts and youth culture celebrates its “sweet sixteen” August 8th-13th and begin their rollout on August 12th at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage with a live concert experience featuring two of the music industry's most talked about artists; R&B singer-songwriter powerhouse Jazmine Sullivan and afrobeats phenomenon Tems. Tems’ meteoric rise in the global music industry has been propelled by numerous hit singles including “Higher” - which is sampled on Future’s 2022 chart busting “Wait For U” single alongside Drake, making her the first African artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts – and was further cemented by breakthrough collaborations with Drake (“Fountains) and Wiz Kid (“Essence”) among others. Philly's two-time GRAMMY-winning hit maker Sullivan boasts a catalogue of hit songs (“Need U Bad”, “Let It Burn”, “Pick Up Your Feelings”) and anthemic collaborations (“Girl Like Me” with H.E.R), that helped land her on the list of Time Magazine’s 2022 “100 Most Influential People”This year’s festival will be co-hosted by Creative Tresor and recent 2022 Juno Award-winning rapper Charmaine, and promises to be special. "Manifesto is beautifully unique because it was started and continues to be led by young artists and community leaders whose mandate is to incubate, elevate and generate opportunities for the next generation of music leaders and decision makers. This year we were intentional in weaving our year-round programming throughout not just our live show, but all the programming leading up to it. We’ve been listening to you Toronto, and we will not disappoint" says Tinesha Richards, Manifesto’s Managing Director. Adds festival co-host Charmaine “Last year (Manifesto) was my very first live performance on any stage, so it’s really amazing to be a part of it in this capacity this time around. Can’t wait to see all the talented artists and beautiful crowd out there. It’s about to go DOWN!”

As has been the case over the last 15 years, this year Manifesto produced a festival lineup that seamlessly blends global superstars with some of Canada’s finest homegrown world class talents. From critically-acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter Amaal, all the way over to performances from rising stars, Juno-nominated Dylan SinclairPlanet GizaZeina and more (TBA), including sets from Manifesto’s in-house DJ Killa Kels, this year’s lineup will whet the appetite of festival attendees, both new and old, looking for a real entertainment boost this summer. The mission and mandate of Manifesto has always been to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their skills, and this year is no different, as buzzing up-and-comers DVBLMFame HolidayTia BanksRay HMNDBenita, and Vividd will also be taking centre stage and performing live, for all of Toronto to see. “This summer is already turning out to be a legendary moment for the city, with all the festivals and curated activations that are coming to Toronto and our city finally being viewed as a central destination for high-end live musical experiences,” explains Manifesto’s Programming Director, Marcus Adade. “Manifesto Festival goes a bit further with the aim to create the most memorable moments and continue to add to the rich legacy of live concert experiences. In the planning stages, the community was the central plot in our mood-board and we confidently feel that this festival is the people’s choice award!”

Although returning to a ticketed model, Manifesto made certain that accessibility was a top priority. Tickets are priced from $25 - $99.50 (+taxes and fees) and will go on sale Friday, June 10 2022. Tickets will be available for purchase on at 10:00 am EST.

Follow Manifesto on TwitterInstagram , and TikTok for updates and more information about Manifesto Festival Week: Heath and Wellness Retreat, The Summit: Future Insiders, Next Up: Emerging Artists Showcase and The After Party, which will run from August 8th to August 12th.

Supported by:

Gifted, Live Nation, Slaight Music and Rap Season


Canadian Heritage, Factor, Government of Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council of the Arts, City of Toronto, Ontario Creates

About Manifesto Community Projects

Founded in 2007, Manifesto is one of Canada’s premier contemporary youth arts and culture platforms, producing carefully curated programming in music, visual arts, dance and more for over 10 years – through concerts, art shows, block parties, workshops, summits, pop ups, and of course our flagship Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture. Manifesto puts a focus on cultivating local arts, culture and community both on and off stage – by providing platforms for local artists to grow, enriching experiences and content for young people to share, and inspiring spaces for young creatives to connect with each other. Started and run by young people, the festival and organization itself and its year-round activities have helped create countless volunteer, internship and employment opportunities – powering a multi-disciplinary talent and training incubator for future leaders. Building careers, fostering community connections and fuelling civic pride – all while contributing to the vitality of the city we love.

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