When The Drake Hotel decides to throw a “blow-out bash” you know they mean it. If you don’t know, trust us. Balls-out.

Enter to win the “A Rebel Without a…” Contest. IT’S AWESOME!

On Sept 6, ditch the VIP DB scene and join us at The Drake as we kick off TIFF 2012 with a beer in our hand and tattoo on our tit. Sponsored by Stella Artois and Sailor Jerry, the West End Fest HQ will be transformed into a 1960s-style ode to cinema’s bad boys and glam girls. Hit the Queen West black carpet in your James Dean getup and enjoy cocktails with a rebel twist.

Always programming the best bands, guests will be treated to a performances by both Still Life Still and Dinosaur Bones. The opening night bash also boasts a secret headliner, a truck where you can get inked and The Drake’s Room 222 will become a barbershop for late night free haircuts. (Need those bangs blunted?)

We’ve spent a decade cruising parties at TIFF and can assure you that this is the one to hit that will start your festival hopping off right.

No guest list. No bull shit. Just come.

Thurs. Sept 6th
9 pm until 4 am
1150 Queen St. West

See full Drake festival lineup here.

Come for the party, then party for ten days!

The Drake Hotel will be open and serving until 4am during TIFF. Hit the Sky Yard to sip on a Brigitte Bardot or dance until it hurts in The Underground. Ten nights of festival-fueled fun augmented by local and international talent including Skratch Bastid, Montreal’s Peer Pressure, Legowalt from Amsterdam and so much more. Find the full line-up here. WHAT?? AND PEACHES?? Yep, Peaches will perform at Drake to cap off nightly screenings at the hotel as part of the official TIFF Future Projections programme.


“A Rebel Without A…” Contest: YOU WANNA ENTER THIS!!!

Enter the “A Rebel Without A…” contest to win a prize pack worthy of a silver screen star with a serious rebellious streak. Prizes include an annual Dual Membership to TIFF (so you can bring along the person riding in the sidecar), a sleepover at Drake, a vintage leather jacket from House of Vintage, a pair of shades from Spectacle (to guard against paparazzi flash bulbs), a $100 gift card from Town Moto and more. Enter here.

Happy TIFF!

xo shedoesthecity