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Mos Def >> the voice of conscious Hip-hop performs an exclusive
at Harbourfront Centre Pier Party on Thursday June 23, 2005

TORONTO, June 13, 2005 - Harbourfront Centre presents a Pier Party concert at the CIBC Stage by the influential internationally known New York City hip-hop artist MOS DEF on Thursday June 23, 2005. Mos Def is not only one of hip-hop's most innovative artists but he is also an internationally acclaimed actor who has starred in movies like The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy and The Italian Job. He is currently filming a movie in Toronto which stars Bruce Willis.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day of. Advance tickets go on sale Tuesday June 14 and can be purchased through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office by calling 416-973-4000 or by ordering on-line at

Pier Party concerts take place at Harbourfront Centre's CIBC Stage at 235 Queen's Quay West in Toronto, Canada. Doors open at 7 p.m. with opening act (TBA) performing at 7:30 p.m. Headline acts play from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information the public can also call 416-973-4000 or visit

What is a Pier Party? - While the majority of CIBC Stage concerts are free admission, Pier Party concerts are ticketed events where the area, including the Pier surrounding the CIBC stage is gated into a fully licenced event space.

Harbourfront Centre Pier Party artist info:
Artist website at

Harbourfront Centre snags a rare concert by Brooklynite Mos Def - one of Hip Hop's most prolific and socially conscious rappers. He’s been changing the face of hip-hop for a decade with his introspective and insightful lyrics. From his critically acclaimed debut album Black On Both Sides (Rawkus Records) to his new stellar album The New Danger (Geffen) Mos Def has been pushing the boundaries within hip-hop combining rock, soul and jazz.  Hip-hop is not the only forte of Mos Def, he is also an incredibly talented actor starring in The Woodsman, A confederacy of Dunces, The Italian Job and most recently, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. He is currently co-starring in a movie with Bruce Willis that is presently being filmed in Toronto. Mos Def is a true performer in every sense of the word. Do not miss a rare concert by Mos Def and special guests outdoors and underneath the stars.


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Media Contact:
Alok Sharma, 416-973-3735,
Rebecca Webster, 416-973-4518,
Shane Gerard, 416-973-4655,

Shane Gerard
Publicist - Harbourfront Centre
416-973-4655 (tel)
416-973-6055 (fax)

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