The House of Paint Festival is about to kick off on September 4th. The 4 day annual outdoor Hip Hop festival, which features the best in Canadian urban arts & culture, runs until the 7th of September. The House of Paint Festival showcases Graffiti, Breakdancing, Dj’s and MC’s & more from across Canada. Some of the headliners performing at this years HoP are EMC featuring Masta Ace (NYC), Jean Grae (NYC), Dopplegangaz (NYC), Rick Kidd (Toronto) and more. This is a Urban Festival that you don’t want too miss!!
Check out the HoP complete schedule below:
HoP’s signature poetry slam event, the OG500 is a head to head spoken word poetry slam that uses a three round, full audience judging system to determine a champ. 12 poets will be selected to perform in head-to-head competition for a $500 cash prize.
Host: John Akpata || Slam Master: Brad Morden
Plus! Feature performance by The Recipe
Tunes by DJ D-Mass
Co-presented by HoP and the Carleton Graduate Students Association
Tickets: $10 advance available at www.ticketbreak.com/houseofpaint
$15 at door || FREE with Valid Carleton University Student ID
Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St,
Doors 7pm; Slam and show 7:30-10:30pm
Kick off the weekend with an old school house party, featuring DJs, live art, our first ever Popping street dance battle, $5 beers and a KILLER hip hop line up:
MAIN STAGE CONCERT:
EMC featuring Masta Ace (NYC)
Jean Grae (NYC)
Rick Kidd (Toronto)
Rita Carter (Ottawa)
DJ 2 Creamz (Ottawa)
Prelims at 7pm in the Seeds Tent (Brewer Park)
Final Battles on the Main Stage (under the Bridge)
Judge Frank Boogie (Toronto) || MC Mariano (Toronto) || DJ Jervy Jerv (Ottawa)
$300 cash prize to winner
$5 Beers from Broadhead Brewery
Ottawa Food Truck Rally || Solid Goods Arts Market
6PM to 11PM Rain or Shine @ the House of PainT Legal Graffiti Wall
Ottawa’s most unique venue – Under the bridge (Brewer Park and Bronson Ave)
Tickets: $15 Advance ($20 at the door)
Online at www.ticketbreak.com/houseofpaint,
Physical tickets: Fall Down Gallery, The Record Centre, Vertigo Records
House of PainT’s signature 4-elements of Hip Hop jam is back to celebrate OUR ART in OUR HOUSE!
3-story graffiti wall, crew bboy/bgirl battle, DJs, MCs, workshops, kids activities – an awesome all-ages and community based event!
SEEDS TENT featuring:
Hip hop is all about peace, love, unity and Having Fun! Bring the whole family and learn something new. With child and youth friendly workshops in breakdancing, graffiti, rapping and DJing. Featuring Love 2 Groove and an all new interactive Ottawa School of Art tent
Spoken word artists plant seeds of truth with intimate and intense performances by some of Canada’s best including John Akpata (Ottawa) || Zacchaeus Jackson (Vancouver) Plus an MC Cypher, with details coming soon!
MAIN STAGE featuring:
Bboy / Bgirl Crew Battle, with Final Battle happening to a live bboy battle suite performed by Ikebe Shakedown (NYC) || $1000 prize
Judges Menno (Holland), Zig (Montreal), TBA
DJ Skeme Richards || MC Mariano
Ikebe Shakedown (NY) bring the funk all the way from Brooklyn
Gabriel White Duck and Jason Mullins present Fancy dancers v Drummers v Singers
Plus DJ Danya D and more
60+ Graffiti writers paint live through the day – Individual and crew productions
New mural wall installations, mixing cut out forms and house doors!
Art gallery || Solid Goods Artisans Market
Beer Garden open at 5pm, sponsored by Broadhead Brewery. $5 BEERS!
11AM-5PM PWYC (recommended $5+ donation) || 5PM-11PM $10 at the door
House of PainT Legal Graffiti Wall || Dunbar Bridge Underpass (www.houseofpaint.ca for map) || 11am-11pm
**** PLUS ****
SATURDAY AFTERPARTY: HOT PEAS & BUTTA x DOUBLE BARREL
Philadelphia’s legendary Hot Peas & Butta goes head to head with home town party Double Barrel, with DJs Skeme Richards and Magnificent on the ones and twos.
$10 door || Ritual Nightclub Lounge || 137 Besserer St [10pm-2am]
Check out http://houseofpaint.ca for more info!!
Written by @RealLilThrilla
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