Manifesto Festival has added a Toronto indie favourite to its line up.
Just announced today, critically acclaimed artist Charlotte Day Wilson will co-headline Manifesto Festival’s free outdoor concert in Toronto this August. Wilson joins the previously announced Grammy-nominee and reggae chart-topper Chronixx, as well as U.K. rapper and activist Akala.
The 25-year-old singer-songwriter has been moving to the forefront of the Canadian indie music scene since the release of her second EP CDW in 2016, following 2012’s Palimpsest. The sophomore EP earned Wilson a long listed nomination for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize and included the hit single “Work,” which became an unofficial anthem of the Women’s March in 2017. “Work” later went on to win this year’s Prism Prize.
Wilson’s latest EP Stone Woman was released earlier this year and sees her bluesy vocals and jazzy instrumentation budding into raw neo-soul talent in a woozy blend of R&B, folk, jazz, and pop. In addition to her solo work, Wilson has also previously collaborated with fellow Ontario talents River Tiber, Daniel Caesar, and BADBADNOTGOOD.
Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture is a non-profit, youth-powered platform that was founded back in 2007. Manifesto Festival works to provide access and opportunity for young creatives to celebrate community and culture through music, visual arts, dance, block parties, workshops, summits, and more.
Catch Charlotte Day Wilson and Chronixx for free in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square at Manifesto Festival August 17.