Location: DUNBAR BRIDGE (Brewer Park)
House of PainT Festival celebrates and elevates the culture that connects and nurtures the roots of the community. Each year the festival offers concerts, competitions, workshops and academic talks around the four pillars of Hip-hop… DJing, MCing, graffiti art and dance.
Hip hop began as an expression of cultural defence and reclamation for marginalized communities. Continuing with this tradition, House of PainT is committed to supporting communities in fostering safe, respectful, anti-oppressive and empowering spaces.
More than 200 graffiti artists, urban dancers, hip hop artists and DJs of all levels gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge to celebrate and elevate hip hop culture. While thousands flock to House of PainT’s breaking competitions, live concerts, artisan booths and outdoor food from local vendors, the festival is bringing the DMC DJ Competition (Turntablism) back to Ottawa every year.
Join us for a weekend of celebrating and elevating hip hop culture in our Nation’s capital! Click the Eventbrite link below for tickets: