artists against the war & coalition to stop the war presents
peace festival


As part of an international day of action against the war on Iraq, artists from every discipline in Toronto are joining with the anti-war movement to say "ONE BIG NO" to war in Iraq. The event, organized by Artists Against War, and co-sponsored by the Coalition to Stop the War, will include all-day events - with spoken word, art installations, kids pavillions, info tables, theatre, dj's, music, theatre, clowns, stilt-walkers, jugglers, puppets and more.

In the evening there will be a concert with big name Canadian acts including:

Lillian Allen  
Jian Ghomeshi
King Cobb Steelie
Nine Mile
Sarah Slean
DJ Zahra
DJ Denise Benson
Sarah Harmer
Lowest of the Low
Evalyn Parry
George Sawa
Andy Stochansky
Cowboy Junkies
Danny Michel
Robert Priest
Lorraine Segato
Women Ah Run Tings
FRIDAY, APRIL 11 Pre-show
The festival on April 12th will follow two shows happening simultaneously on Friday April 11th on the Danforth - The Black Swan (located at 154 Danforth Ave., just east of Broadview) and Mackie's Taigh Osda (located at 2112 Danforth Ave, east of Woodbine.) Tickets for the shows will be available at the door of each venue for $7. A variety of live music will be presented at both clubs; the response from the musical community was so large, the only way we could manage to fit everyone in was to put on three shows! Performers and set times for the club shows are to be announced.

Anti-war CD release

      In conjunction with the show on April 12th, AAW is releasing a compilation CD called One Big No with songs by Andy Stochansky, the Barenaked Ladies, Moxy Fruvous, Ron Hawkins and the Rusty Nails, Emm Gryner, Kevin Hearn and the Thin Buckle Band, Jian Ghomeshi, the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the eines, Nine Mile, Su Alexanian, Sara Marlowe, Chris Brown and Kate Fenner, Rob Szabo (Plasticine), spoken word artists Evalyn Perry and Brad Marshall, By Divine Right, Stevie Wonder Bread (featuring Jacksoul's Haydain Neale), and Veal. The limited edition CD - only 1000 are being manufactured - will be for sale for $15 at the event with all proceeds going to charity.

For more info or to help (we need volunteers, organizers, fundraisers, etc): or 416-209-1346.