CANADA: Panamania, the 35-day Toronto-based arts and culture festival set to enrich the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games experience, has presented its entertainment schedule for the summer. Unprecedented in scale, Panamania will feature more than 1,300 artists in 250 performances and exhibitions across Toronto from July 10 – August 15. The festival will showcase the diverse cultures and artistic excellence of Ontario, Canada and the Americas through music, theatre, dance and more, with both free and ticketed events.
Major music headliners scheduled to perform free outdoor concerts during Panamania will include Grammy, Latin Grammy and Juno-award winning artists. The music line-up includes the Flaming Lips, Calle 13, The Roots, A Tribe Called Red, Janelle Monae, Café Tacvba, Brigitte Boisjoli, Chromeo, Jann Arden, Choc Quib Town, Death from Above 1979, Damien Robitaille, Lila Downs, Lights, Luciano, Dragonette, Colin James, USS, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Tanya Tagaq and the Barra MacNeils.
“The Games will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, unlike anything this city has ever seen. Not only are we going to have some of the best athletes in the world compete in our backyard, we’re going to have 35 days of music, arts and culture that will inspire us and bring the city to life,” said Saäd Rafi, Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organising Committee.
For the full Panamania schedule and more information, visit the festival’s official website.