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Toronto Queer Music Festival Lavender Wild Gets Slayyyter, Rebecca Black for Summer Dance Party

Ari Hicks, Makayla Couture and more will take the stage at History for a sweaty August event, with proceeds going towards 2SLGBTQI+ charity The Get Real Movement as well as Toronto's Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest queer bookstore in the world.

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With Pride month in full swing, Toronto queer music festival Lavender Wild has announced a sizzling new event for later this summer.

"Starfucker" singer Slayyyter will headline the August 24 celebration at Toronto's History club, with queer musician and "Friday" singer Rebecca Black DJing, while Canadian drag queens Makayla Couture and Naomi Leone also bringing their star quality to the stage.


Proceeds from the event will go towards 2SLGBTQI+ charity The Get Real Movement, which combats discrimination in schools and workplaces, as well as to Toronto's Glad Day Bookshop, the world's oldest queer bookstore. Glad Day is facing possible eviction and fundraising to keep its doors open as it plans its next era.

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Lavender Wild, an initiative of Live Nation, had its first edition in 2023, which was less dance focused, bringing international stars like Hayley Kiyoko, G Flip and Girl In Red to Toronto, as well as programming Canadian artists like myst milano. and Shawnee Kish. The festival prioritizes hiring 2SLGBTQI+ labour on-stage and off, including videographers, vendors, photographers and more.

The 2024 edition will swap last year's Echo Beach location for History, promising to be a sweet and sweaty night at the club.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 on the Lavender Wild site.

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CNE Bandshell Gets Big Boi, Sloan, Big Wreck And More For Throwback Summer Concerts

The headliners tie together the Toronto waterfront series' '90s and 2000s revival theme, while contemporary acts like MacKenzie Porter, Ruby Waters, Tynomi Banks and more will keep things current.

Toronto's CNE Bandshell concert series is leaning into big nostalgia this summer, with major '90s and 2000s acts headlining the throwback-themed lineup.

OutKast rapper Big Boi, Canadian-American rock band Big Wreck, and east coasters Sloan are leading the summer music programming at the Canadian National Exhibition, a major entertainment fair that takes over the Exhibition Place grounds every August.

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