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Toronto's getting an innovative music festival from one of the city's oldest organizers

Toronto's Music Gallery is presenting the 17th edition of the X Avant Festival, titled X Avant XVII: LifeWorld, which is set to showcase various global and local cultures right in the city.

The full four-day lineup has just been revealed, and you can definitely look forward to seeing an eclectic set of international and local artists including composer Yannis Kyriakides, Andy Moor, string ensemble Quatuor Bozzini, remix queen Bijuriya, and neo-soul artist M.I.Blue, just to name a few.

The Music Gallery is also joining other community partners such as Labyrinth Ontario and Lula Lounge during the four-day festival.

On Oct. 12, you can expect a night which of transformative, soul-baring sounds and textures. Oct. 13 sees the venue become a multi-room experience curated by Pantayo's kat estacio, with several artists and performances lined up.

On Oct. 14, South Asian drag artist Bijuriya will grace the stage to explore her cultural roots and represent the diversity of South Asian female identitites.

The last night of the festival will conclude with an epic house party event transforming the 918 Bathurst venue, where you can dance the night away.

The X Avant XVILL: LifeWorld festival will take place in-person from Oct. 12 to 15. Visit The Music Gallery online for tickets and detailed programming information.

As one of the city's formidable creative hubs, The Music Gallery has been bringing innovative sound experiences to Toronto for over 40 years

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