Over the three days of the Montreal International Reggae Festival many of the biggest reggae musicians in the world will be making their way over to Ile Ste. Helene. There is a little bit of everything within the reggae umbrella including rocksteady up to new roots.
This is the 6th year for the festival and it is moving location from the Old Port to Parc Jean Drapeau. This makes sense as it seems that all outdoor concerts/festivals (like Virgin Festival and Osheaga) happen at Parc Jean Drapeau. With all that green space and the Casino right nearby the surroundings are beautiful and provide a nice backdrop.
Each evening has been organized under an umbrella theme, so you can pick and choose what you want or try out something new. Friday is Sound System Evening, Saturday is Dancehall and Sunday is Tribute to Alton Ellis. Performers coming to the festival include Ky-Mani Marley, Frankie Paul, Capleton, and Jah Cutta. During the afternoons of each day local talent will be feature, so it gives you the opportunity to discover the next big reggae talents and see what your own city has to offer. There will also be free showcases.
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketpro.ca or (514) 790-1111
-Ticket Prices: Friday: $30
Weekend Pass: $99 (all prices are plus taxes and service charges)
-Times: Friday: 5:00 p.m. (Doors @ 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. (Doors @ 12:00 p.m.)
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. (Doors @ 4:00 p.m.)