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One of the country's most influential electronic music festivals, BBC pursues, dissects, celebrates and showcases the best national and international electronic music and culture.

 

Curatorial Statement

Discipline:

Venue:

Long & Mcquade Lounge

7:00pm

Music

Showcasing some of the best DJs and electronic artists from Toronto and Canada.

Beats, Breaks & Dance with Larchaud Dance Project

7:30pm

Dance

Larchaud Dance Project combines the fundamental elements of break dance with modern technique to create contemporary repertoire based on strength, agility, and gravity-defying movement.

Beats, Breaks & Electronic: Winter Gloves

8:00pm

Music

Winter Gloves began as one guy's way of figuring out how to plug himself into life in the big city.

Beats, Breaks & Vogue

9:00pm

Dance

It's fashion week in NYC. The stage is set. The lights are bright. The curtain is drawn. The music plays. What is revealed is shocking, but way too fab to ignore!

Beats, Breaks & Electronic: Holy F**k

9:30pm

Music

Holy F**k is a band which celebrates a chaotic live medly of lo-fi noise and weirdo casio-driven rock.

MixMotion

10:00pm

Music

A Toronto based VJ crew known for rocking parties with their unique visual performances.

Beats, Breaks & Punk - Styrofoam Ones

11:00pm

Music

Come and enjoy the spacey keyboards, fuzzed out bass and pounding drums of the Styrofoam Ones

Beats, Breaks & Canoes

1:00pm

Family

Take the Family out for FREE canoe rides on the Pond during the Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival weekend.

Pop, Lock & Load – Semi-Finals

2:00pm

Dance

Come enjoy the 6th year anniversary of Pop, Lock & Load dancing semi-finals!

Beats, Breaks & Cuts

2:00pm

Family

An event with free future haircuts to celebrate BBC this year.

Beats, Breaks & Graffiti

2:00pm

Visual Arts

Family

Craft

Experience the graffiti competition back for its second year!

Beats, Breaks & Film: Urgh! A Music War

2:00pm

Film

Urgh! A Music War is a British film released in 1981 featuring performances by punk rock, New Wave, and post-punk acts, filmed in 1980.

Beats, Breaks & Family: Family Dance Workshops

2:00pm

Learning

Family

Family Dance Workshops with Apolonia from Gadfly and Kay-Ann Ward from Street Dance Academy.

Violca

2:00pm

Music

Violca of DJ/producer duo MANSION is on a mission to get back to house-music basics.

Long & Mcquade Lounge

2:00pm

Music

Showcasing some of the best DJs and electronic artists from Toronto and Canada.

Mehendi Tattoos

3:00pm

Mehendi tattoos incorporating the letter b,b and c in each design!

Beats, Breaks & Karaoke

4:00pm

Music

Show off your Hip-Hop karaoke skills in Toronto!

Children’s Break Dance Workshop

5:00pm

Dance

Family

Kids can participate in the Children's Break Dance Workshop with Benzo from the Bag of Trix Breaking Crew.

Northern Techniques - Master Class

6:00pm

Music

These artists play original compositions and a full set of songs that merge ages-old African-American hip hop music with a Francophone, Filipino and East Coast Canadian twist.

Marcus Visionary

6:00pm

Music

An introspective look into Drum n Bass.

Parallels

7:30pm

Music

Parallels is a high-energy, synth-pop trio consisting of drummer, Cam Findlay (former drummer of Crystal Castles), Holly Dodson, vocals and keyboards and Joey Kehoe on synthesizers.

Broken Social Scene

8:00pm

Music

This indie rock band who specialize in lovely bedroom instrumentals was born of a theme that has become the stalwart of the band’s existence — friendship in tough times.

Beats, Breaks & Vogue

9:00pm

Dance

It's fashion week in NYC. The stage is set. The lights are bright. The curtain is drawn. The music plays. What is revealed is shocking, but way too fab to ignore!

Beats, Breaks & Embrace - Keys n Krates

10:30pm

Music

Harbourfront Centre partners up with one of Canada’s leading electronic promoters to bring you a night of dance floor fever.

MixMotion

10:30pm

Music

A Toronto based VJ crew known for rocking parties with their unique visual performances.

Beats, Breaks & Blocko

11:00pm

Dance

Armed only with glowing hula hoops, quick hands and skilled hips, three divas from Hot Hot Hooping mesmerize and stun as they jump, toss, and wiggle their way through the late-night crowd!

Children’s Break Dance Workshop

1:00pm

Dance

Family

Kids can participate in the Children's Break Dance Workshop with Benzo from the Bag of Trix Breaking Crew.

Beats, Breaks & Cuts

1:00pm

Family

An event with free future haircuts to celebrate BBC this year.

Beats, Breaks & Canoes

1:00pm

Family

Take the Family out for FREE canoe rides on the Pond during the Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival weekend.

Beats, Breaks & Film: 24 Hour Party People

2:00pm

Film

A film about the rise and fall of an empire - the treatment of the material is basically tongue-in-cheek and hilarious and even a little thought provoking.

Beats, Breaks & Breaks - Big League Chu, Dave Saddler, Mickey D & Farbsie

2:00pm

Music

Big League Chu, Dave Saddler, Mickey D & Farbsie rock the stage together!

Mehendi Tattoos

2:00pm

Mehendi tattoos incorporating the letter b,b and c in each design!

Long & Mcquade Lounge

2:00pm

Music

Showcasing some of the best DJs and electronic artists from Toronto and Canada.

Beats, Breaks & Skate

2:30pm

Music

This year during BBC there will be Family Skateboarding Demos and a summer Skateboarding Camp for children!

Pop, Lock & Load – Finals

3:00pm

Dance

Come enjoy the 6th year anniversary of Pop, Lock & Load dancing finals!

Northern Techniques - Master Class

4:30pm

Music

These artists play original compositions and a full set of songs that merge ages-old African-American hip hop music with a Francophone, Filipino and East Coast Canadian twist.

Beats, Breaks & Film: BASSWEIGHT

5:00pm

Film

BASSWEIGHT is the first feature documentary to tackle the much talked about subject of Dubstep music.