Full line-up revealed for Ottawa’s House of PainT 2016, taking place Aug. 25-28
Ottawa, ON – There’s less than 10 days to go until Ottawa’s annual House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture, and now we can provide you with a lot more detail on what to expect.
The full schedule has been revealed for each of the events taking place between Aug. 25 and Aug. 28. They’ve got EPMD, Marco Polo & A-F-R-O, Ottawa’s Regional DMC Competition and more! Click the jump link for more information and updated flyers.
OG 500 Poetry Slam
Date: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. (Doors), 7 p.m. (Show)
Location: Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa
Featuring SARAH MK & X-WAM, and hosted by John Akpata and JustJamaal ThePoet.
The following slam poets will go head to head for a $500 cash prize:
DMC Ottawa / Popping Battle with Illa J, Dan-e-o
Date: Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way
5 p.m. to 6.p.m. – Full Time Groove (Ottawa)
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Majic Mike (Ottawa)
7 p.m. – DJ Zattar (Ottawa) and Popping Cypher (Seeds Tent)
8:20 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. – Solo Popping Battle Top 8 with DJ Zattar
8:50 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – DMC Ottawa DJ Competition
9:30 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. – Live performance: Dan-e-o (Toronto)
9:50 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – DMC Ottawa DJ Competition
10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Illa J (Detroit and Montreal)
House of PainT Main Event (Free Admission, All Ages)
Noon to 3 p.m. – DJ Magnificent and DJ Illo (Ottawa)
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Breaking Prelims with DJ Jervy Jerv
4:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Wasiu (Montreal)
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Top 8 Breaking Crew Battle with DJ JS-1
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Beny Esguerra and New Tradition (Toronto)
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Semifinals: Popping + Breaking with DJ JS-1
8 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. – Aspects (Ottawa)
8:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. – Solo Popping Battle Finals + Prizes
8:50 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. – Breaking Crew Battle Finals + Prizes
9:20 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. – BLAKDENIM (Ottawa)
Live: EPMD, A-F-R-O & Marco Polo, Drezus
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Hip Hop Brunch (Seeds Tent) with Trevor Walker
11:30 a.m. – Hip Hop Zumba with Dee Ciple
3:40 p.m. to 4 p.m. – King Kimbit (Ottawa)
4:05 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. – Jesse Dangerously (Ottawa)
4:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. – Naadei (Montreal)
5 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. – Shariq DeVonte and Nakiem the God (Ottawa)
5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. – Yusso (Ottawa)
6:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. – Bless (Montreal)
6:55 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Da Great Deity Dah (Washington)
7:20 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. – Phoenix Pagliacci (Toronto)
7:45 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. – Drezus (First Nations/Calgary)
8:15 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. – DJ JS1 (Rock Steady Crew)
8:40 p.m. to 9:25 p.m. – A-F-R-O (California) & Marco Polo (Toronto/New York)
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – EPMD (New York)
About House of PainT
The House of PainT event brings the four elements of hip hop together – with writers covering concrete walls while DJs and MCs fill the air with beats & rhymes and bboys, bgirls an’ their crews throw down. Concession stands sellin’ art, clothes and crafts by local artists, a community BBQ serving summer foods, a kids corner and workshops teachin’ mural painting, breakin’, DJin’ and the history of hip hop and urban life in Canada and the world.
The event started in 2003 as a celebration of the creation of Ottawa’s first Free Zone for Legal Art. Since then it’s become a yearly event under the bridge, bringing Ottawa’s grassroots hip hop community together for Ottawa’s dopest old school block party style summer event!
Be sure to visit the official HoP website, http://houseofpaint.ca.
— HipHopCanada (@HipHopCanada) August 19, 2016