8th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival Winds Up Summer Fetes

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Montreal, June 1, 2011The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) brings its wealth of Reggae greats to the Quays of The Old Port to wind up summer festival fun in MontrealAugust 20 and 21 are the new dates for calendar etching of MIRF and its headlining multiple award winners. Grammy winning Third World Band joins a legendary band from Studio One, The Soul Vendors; six time Billboard Top Reggae Album winner, Beres Hammond and MOBO, EME and Urban Music Award winning Mavado, to be part of what is - a 'Reggae Tradition' in MontrealCompleting the weekend will be a roster of outstanding Canadian Reggae masters that include: Jah Cutta, Iley Dread, Esco Leviand Orthodox Issachar. This year is marked for excellence 

"The emphasis has always been to create a safe and culturally vibrant space to celebrate Reggae music and its enlightening rifts, rhythms and lyrics; and 2011 will be staged with that approach. We have included the usual blend of genres, with first rate representations of each," says Janice Dayle, MIRF spokesperson.


The weekend of Reggae starts off with a sound system clash between: Kilamanjaro, Black Kat, Little Thunder and Crystal - on August 19 at EB Club Lounge. At the Quays of the Old Port Gyptian andJahvinci will be featured among Saturday night's dancehall performances and Wayne Wonder is also billed for Sunday's classics. 

Activities at MIRF will take place throughout each day, as a cultural marketplace is scheduled to unfold in that perfect spot beside the river. An event for all ages, MIRF has been designed as a program that is inclusive of every generation.

DATE: August 19, 20 & 21 - TIME: Friday: 10:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 pm


Friday pass $25.00

Saturday & Sunday Pass $45.00

Weekend Pass (3 days) $80.00

VIP Pass $200.00

Available at outlets outlined on www.montrealreggaefest.com; as well as the following:

Ma's Place - 514-488-9109

EB club Lounge - 514-482-7921

Boutique Buzz - 514-595-8181


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