Toronto is undeniably a melting pot for cultural diversity. With the rise of summer music festivals it was only a matter of time before one was created for Afrobeats, R&B, and dancehall lovers. 

For the first time ever, the city introduces Kultureland: a two-day Afro-Caribbean festival filled with everything from food, music, art exhibitions, and more. The festival will kick off from August 6 to 7 at Markham Fairgrounds and features a killer line-up that will surely have everyone slow-whining and engulfed in summer bliss. 

After dropping a contender for song of the summer, “Last Last,” followed by an electrifying album, Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy will headline the Saturday show with R&B princess Jhené Aiko taking over the Sunday stage. Other performances include UK artists B Young, WSTRN, and Ms Banks, as well as Fireboy DML, Lojay, Kamo Mphela, Prettyboy D-O, StoneBwoy, TomE, Bolu Ajibade, and more. 

“Starting a festival of this magnitude in Toronto felt like the right thing to do, and I knew the void needed to be filled,” founder Ferell Laditi tells Complex Canada. “My team and I decided to step up to the plate and now we are on the verge of making summer 2022 in Toronto unforgettable after two very tough years for entertainment. I am excited for the way music fans have been embracing Kultureland, it makes it even more special.” 

Head over to Kultureland’s official website for tickets and use the code “COMPLEX” to get an exclusive discount on weekend passes. Additional event updates can be found via Instagram.