Montreal Reggae Fest brings the Old Port to life

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The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) brings The Old Port of Montreal to life August 26, 27, 28 with the sweet sounds of Reggae and Dancehall for their 13th annual music festival!

Headliners at this years' festival are Cocoa Tea, Mavado, Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, Sanchez, Spragga Benz, Vershon, Romain Virgo and Jahmiel. Each artist has a catalog of hit records that are enjoyed by Reggae and Dancehall fans young and mature. In addition to these international greats, 2 time JUNO nominee and Canadian Songstress Ammoye will grace the stage as will musical siren Sielle, roots influenced Kaisha Lee, and upcoming Soulstress Mel Dube, Soca sensation Olatunji and Vern Maytone.

In addition to the incredible line up of artists, MIRF is pleased to confirm that a tribute to Sound System culture will be held on Friday August 26th before the start of the festival. Deemed the 'Festival within the Festival,' the Sound System fest is the first of its' kind in Canada, and will showcase another aspect of Jamaican culture through the dubplates of some of Canada's most elite sounds.

Pioneers in Sound System culture are Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales and Brigadier Jerry who will also perform a special live set backed by a Sound System. This set will be an hour and a half in length and will see each artist rotate their performances within that segment which has been dubbed 3 the Hard Way.