House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts & Culture presents Pass the Mic – The Main Event happening today at Brewer Park located on 100 Brewer Way across from Carleton University under the Dunbar Bridge. (The festival is covered from the rain).
As the largest urban arts event in the Nation’s Capital and one of Ottawa’s fastest growing community events, House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts & Culture showcases the elements of hip hop culture in Ottawa. DJing, MCing, graffiti art and urban dance are the four elements that flood Brewer Park each September including concerts, competitions, workshops, and academic talks– celebrating and elevating hip hop in Canada.
Featuring a high calibre of local and international musical performers, visual artists and dancers, House of PainT boasts a variety of high profile artists.
**NO COVER before 5pm (donations encouraged)
Gate opens at: Noon -11pm
Hosted by: Memetic & Benzo from Bag of Trix
MEL BOOGIE (Toronto)
EAZY EL DEE
FUNKY FURNITURE: 1 v1 Popping Battle $300 Prize!
As House of PainT grows so does our programming. This year we’re bringing the recently introduced Popping battle back to the Festival. This battle will showcase some of Canada’s funkiest poppers going at it head to head in this 1 v1 competition. This event will not only hold the bragging rights for the champion but also comes with a grand prize of $300 for the solo champion. Be sure to check out the preliminary rounds during our concert, or watch the top 4 getting down on our main day, where we will crown our winner!
THE KING EDDY: Crew vs Crew Breakin Battle $1000 Prize!
The Crew vs Crew battle has grown to become one of the highlights for HoP festival goers. This event brings the hungriest crews from all around Canada to compete as a team while making their way through the brackets. Crews from Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Whitehorse leave it all on the floor for the chance to hold the 1st place title, and a cool $1000 Cash prize. The battle takes place during our main day and features the two final crews competing to a live band playing some of the best break beats! This event is perfect for the family and will definitely leave you awestruck.
Special Guest Judges:
Popping: POPMASTER FABEL (Rock Steady Crew)
MS MARIE (Bboyizm)
BOOB JESTER (Dangerous Goods)
PIECEZ (Unity, MEC)
Live Performances by:
JAZZ CARTIER (Toronto)
SOCALLED & NARCICYST (Montreal)
KALMUNITY VIBE COLLECTIVE (Montreal)
FLIGHT DISTANCE (Ottawa)
EMOTIONZ w/ DJ PRAIZ & SIRREAL (Vancouver)
DEE GHABRIAL (Gatineau)
KOOL KRYS (Ottawa)
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