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Popcaan, Shenseea sizzle this summer in Toronto

The buzz and excitement about the supernova coming of international hit-making Jamaican dancehall celebrity stars, Popcaan and Shenseea, to Toronto is not in your heads, folks!

They, along with Skillibeng, Chronic Law, and our very own Canadian artist G-Loc, will be exploding on stage at the 2022 Kingston Music Festival, the largest one-day outdoor Dancehall festival in Canada, which happens on Sunday, August 7th at Downsview Park.

With an expected 20,000 revellers to descend on the grounds of the Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue venue, a food festival, and a beer garden, will be among the attraction of the live concert which promises a rich immersion into Canadian-Caribbean musical and culinary traditions.

The vibe cements a concrete love of unity and diversity that the Kingston Music Festival team consciously masterminded to be inclusive with female performers, Canadian artists, local businesses, the LGBTQ+ community and local media.

In a release, it states that they’re “always promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion”

It’s a celebration of resilience post COVID-19 pandemic and the event planners kept that premise in the forefront   when reconnecting is vital and provides a Dancehall cultural breakthrough which is needed for fans.

“We take pride in celebrating the celebrating the influence Jamaica’s Dancehall culture has had on our city. We want to celebrate one of the best summers Toronto has seen in over 2 years, ‘cause we OUTSIDE!” says festival organizer Dwayne Hines.

In in an Onstage TV interview, popular performer Chronic Law is ready to broaden his horizon from being on home turf. In fact, he wants this show to be the catalyst for his takeoff.

“The bookings are coming in because some people think mi can’t fly, suh when dem see dat, you know dem way deh, you know flying active. There is no limit…,” states the Jamaican performing artiste.

Will this year’s Kingston Music Festival become the Coachella of the North?


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