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Crave a Little Video Awards Festival?

If you haven't had enough of festivals in Toronto lately, or if you love music videos, you may want to check out CraveFest. It's a non-profit, all-ages international video awards festival that kicks off tonight at Revival.

Brace yourself for a showcasing of the top voted videos in a loud, visually astounding celebration over the next four days. There'll be celebrity judges (including Alan Cross and Tara Slone) as well as local and international talent including live performances by Canadian rock band Ill Scarlett, as well as Roz Bell, Socialight, Solitair and Point Blank.

There's something for everyone's musical tastes. The festival kicks off tonight with "Hustle and Flow," an evening dedicated to urban video and sound. Hip-hop and R&B videos showcased will include music by Classified, Frank N Dank, Belly and Infinite. Live performances will include Solitair, Point Blank, SanGia and Mr. Flowers.

Prefer rock, punk or metal? Dance and electronica? Keep reading for the rest of the line-up and ticket details....

Wednesday night is the "Coliseum of Rock" so you'd better bring your earplugs. Rock, punk and metal videos will feature Alexisonfire, Silverstein and Thom Yorke with live performances by Socialight, Mavis Drive, Dame, ANTI-HERO and littleSUNDAY.

Thursday night is "Heavy On The Breaks," dubbed as a mind numbing, pulse-pounding event focusing on dance and electronic videos from the likes of Chemical Brothers, Armand Van Helden and The Pinker Tones and live DJ sets by some of Toronto's top talents.

Firday night is the grand finale at The Mod Club, hosted by musical talent Darrin Pfeiffer. Other performances on the bill include Ill Scarlett, Roz Bell, Solitair, The Scenario, Tricky Bizzniss and HandHeld.

For shows tonight thru Thursday night at Revival Bar (783 College Street), doors open at 7:30pm. For Friday's Awards Night at The Mod Club (722 College Street West), doors are at 7pm. Tickets to each of the CraveFest Festival nights are available on Ticketbreak for $10/night for Tuesday to Thursday's events and $15 advance for Friday night. Tickets are $5 more/night at the door.

Photo by Roger Cullman


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