Joan Baez will also appear

Neil Young and Joan Baez are reportedly both set to perform free gigs at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Directors and filmmakers billed to appear at the event include George A Romero and Jonathan Demme.

In a statement, a director of the festival Cameron Bailey said: “We are thrilled to be showcasing a diverse and dynamic array of programming in the heart of Toronto, Yonge-Dundas Square.

YDS will be the new street-level hub of festival activity with a sensational programme of free events.

“Whether you’re a festival veteran or looking for your entry point to the Toronto International Film Festival, there’s something for everyone.”

Young will play after the premiere of ‘The Neil Young Trunk Show’ on September 14.

The Toronto Film Festival runs from September 10 to 19.

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