Ten live acts, two days,
one amazing event!
Kardinal Offishall - Saturday Headliner
Born and raised in Toronto, Kardinal Offishall’s moniker of “Mr. International” is as fitting as it is catchy. With his notable twist of hip-hop music, spirited stage performances and captivating persona, he stands out on a world stage. A 4 time Juno & MMVA winner, Offishall has trekked across the globe performing in some of the most acclaimed stadiums, arenas and festivals where he, without fail, exhilarates fans with one-of-a-kind musically vivacious mash-up performances.
From his earlier onsets in Toronto’s underground hip-hop scene in the 1990’s, Offishall trademarked his signature tongue-in-cheek rhymes that garnered him a following in the already established hip-hop musical arena. Entwining patois and a dancehall style with singles like “Bakardi Slang”, “Ol Time Killin” and “Maxine”, Offishall had fans quickly clinging to the likes of his songwriting and distinctive hip-hop style that, today, has earned him musical success and rap respectability across the continents.
A significant moment in Offishall’s musical career was in 2008, when he joined forces with American singer and rapper Akon. With their musical union they gave birth to international chart topping singles, including “Numba One”, the Lady Gaga “Just Dance Remix”, “Beautiful” and, undoubtedly, the smash hit “Dangerous”, which earned Offishall the title of the first ever Canadian rapper to chart a song on Billboard’s Hot 100.