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Like Wow, Man; Toronto Freedom Festival Has Lots of Free Music (Among Other Things)


The second annual Toronto Freedom Festival is happening this Saturday (May 3) in Queen's Park North, with a jam packed program including the local celebration of the tenth annual Global Marijuana March. And somewhere in the middle of all the pot revelry you'll find a lot of free music.

The "Live Free" main stage cranks up the generators at 11:30 AM with lots of local acts like live hip-hop crew Down With Webster, reggae collective House of David Gang, Ko Kapches, God Made Me Funky, disco revivalists King Sunshine, instrumentalists Chameleon Project, deadheads Gratefully Dedicated Soundsystem and the incomparable Whitey Don, as well as a surprise special guest (you'll just have to wait and see). Indie rockers Robotman from Scarboroough, recent winners of a contest at sonicbids.com that would allow a lesser known local a chance to play the festival, will play the last set of the evening.

If live bands aren't your thing, you might want to gravitate over to the "Dance Free" stage, featuring electronic artists from a variety of genres. Be on the lookout for artists like DJs Manzone and Strong, Mario J., Kenny Glasgow, Spence Diamonds, My Favourite Robot, The Roaches (not to be bogarted, rumour has it), Sydney Blu and Simon Jain.

Like your electronics with a bit more of an edge? Then perhaps the "DnB Soldier" stage is for you. Artists like Junglist Movement, F.T.S., Hustlin Beats, On Point, Future Sound, Ruff Plate Militia and Front Left will all be dropping beats.

There will also be many other things going down to help expand your herbal consciousness, including a screening of the documentary "a/k/a Tommy Chong." For more information about the event, please visit: www.torontofreedomfestival.com

No Dogs, No Glass, No Alcohol, No Attitude.

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