uTOpia Music Fest Announces Lineup, Including Ramriddlz, Devontée, Drew Howard, and More

It’s going down in Toronto on January 29th at the Virgin Mobile MOD Club.


Complex Canada is a proud sponsor of uTOpia Music Fest, an annual showcase for emerging artists in the Greater Toronto Area. At last year's inaugural event, performers included Sean Leon, Daniel Caesar, and John River, but this year’s lineup takes uTOpia to the next level.

On January 29th at the Virgin Mobile MOD Club, some of Toronto's finest will take the stage for the 2nd Annual uTOpia Music Fest:

Drew Howard
Ty Senoj & Joe Impala ​
John River
Emma Lokai
Savannah Re
Devontee Woe

uTOpia Music Fest is co-presented by Caribbean Connections (U of T Mississauga), Black Students Association (U of T), and United Black Students Ryerson (Ryerson). Tickets can be purchased here. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.

UPDATE 1/22/2016: In addition to the performers above, RMNGNT, Osei The Native, and Safe have been added to the uTOpia Music Fest lineup.

uTOpia Music Fest will also be handing out awards for four different categories, including Artist Of The Year, Video Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year. Here are the nominees:

Artist of the Year
Jazz Cartier
Sean Leon
Daniel Caesar
Rochelle Jordan

Video of the Year
Jazz Cartier - Dead or Alive
John River - Hope City 2
Safe - Feel
Tory Lanez - Say It
Unbuttoned - Suite D Major
Daniel Caesar - Violet
Roy Wood$ - Get You Good

Song of the Year
Ramriddlz - Sweeterman
CMDWN - We Are Not
MO-G & Smoke Dawg
Jahkoy - Hold Your Hands
Roy Wood$ - Jealousy
Drew Howard - You're Not My Mans
Redway - YKTO
Robin Banks - Up Next

Album of the Year
Danieal Caesar - Praise Break
River Tiber - When The Time Is Right
Sean Leon - Narcissus, The Drowing of Ego
Ramriddlz - P2P
Safe - Stay Down
Rochelle Jordan - 1021
Jimmy Johnson - Red Ferrari​

GRAMMY-nomined producer Jordan Evans (Drake, Eminem, Daniel Caesar) will receive the Visionary Award.  All winners will be chosen by the uTOpia Music Fest committee, and announced during the show on January 29th at the Mod Club in Toronto. Purchase tickets here.

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