The Montreal International Reggae Festival Celebrates its 10th year Anniversary August 16 – 18, 2013

The Montreal International Reggae Festival celebrates its 10th year anniversary August 16 – 18, 2013


Reggae Fans can expect a extra special celebration for this year’s 10th anniversary of the Montreal International Reggae Festival taking place August 16 – 18 in  the picturesque Old Port of Montreal.  Last year’s festival coincided with Jamaica’s 50 years of Independence and this year will be no exception to yet another impressive line up of  Reggae & Dancehall fan favorites.  Spanning three days, the 2013 line-up features over 24 artists including headliners Beenie Man, Shaggy, Cocoa Tea, Mr. Vegas, Kes the Band, Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Alaine, Morgan Hertiage, Serani, Sustane, Tifa, Yellowman, Jah Cutta, Hawkeye, Chris Combette, Inword, Downtown Crew, Ras Out, Dahlia, Bryan Art, Visionary, Prestige, and Snatcher Hype.

Several Free workshops are also planned for  August 14 – 16 which includes noted key speakers Hélène Lee,  Roger Steffens,  and Pharaoh Freeman

Click the following link for the ==> 2011 Reggae Reflection Coverage of the 8th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival which featured Jah Vinci, Gyptian, Third World and much more. 

Click the following link for the ==> 2012 Reggae Reflection Coverage of the 9th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival which featured Cham, Christopher Martin, Konshens, Romain Virgo, Tarrus Riley, Jimmy Cliff and more!

See the Official Montreal International Reggae Festival Press Release below

“The Messenger” Closes MIRF’s Milestone Celebration That Also Features Free Workshops



MONTREAL, July 18, 2013: In preparing for its 10th anniversary celebration the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) is making huge efforts to appease loyal patrons. In so doing MIRF added Luciano to the Sunday night roster at the Old Port of Montreal, where the festivities roll out on August 16, 17 and 18.

Regrettably, in a surprising message, Takana Zion announced his inability to tour this summer and will not be appearing at MIRF 2013. Previously slated to perform on MIRF’s opening night, Takana Zion will leave no void, as Morgan Heritage, Chris Combette, Inword, Downtown Crew, Brian Art and Hawkeye are scheduled to kick off this significant MIRF staging on Friday August 16. 

The previously announced workshop series will take place on August 14, 15 and 16 at O Patro VYS, 356 Mount Royal E; and admission is free. Workshops will commence on Wednesday, August 14 from 6:00 to 9:00pm with Hélène Lee presenting her film Le Premiere Rasta; discussing ‘The Origins of the Movement”. On August 15 from 6:00 to 9:00pm a second workshop will be led by Roger Steffens with a focus on “The Reggae World – Spreading Out” and on August 16 from 4:00 to 6:00pm Pharaoh Freeman and Hidden Colors will present “Empowering Our People” The value of a powerful self-image.

Saturday’s formerly released featured artists remain as: Ras Out, Dahlia, Tifa, Mr. Vegas, Kes The Band, Beenie Man and Shaggy; and on Sunday Luciano is back by popular demand. Known also as ‘The Messenger’ Luciano will join the headlining: Jah Cutta, Yellowman, Serani, Alaine, Coco Tea and Freddie McGregor to cap the three days of Reggae revelry.

Tickets are now on sale at: Tel: 514-790-1111 or 1-866-908-9090

Wednesday, August 14 – Workshop with Hélène Lee; at O Patro VYS

Free Admission – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Thursday, August 15 – Workshop with Roger Steffens; at O Patro VYS 

Free Admission – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, August 16 – Workshop with Pharaoh Freeman and Hidden Colors; at O Patro VYS 

Free Admission – From 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Friday, August 16
Tickets: $10 Available only at the door

Gates open at 4:00pm Showtime:  5 :00pm to 11 :00pm

Friday August 16 – Sound Clash – at EB Club Lounge
Tickets : $20 in  advance – more at the door 

Doors Open at 10 :00pm and sound clash starts at 12 :00am 

Saturday, August 17
Tickets $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime: 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday August 17 – Official After Party (Venue tbc)
Tickets $10 all night with weekend pass bracelet; $20 in advance and more at the door.

Sunday, August 18
Tickets: $45 in advance; 60$ at the door

Gates Open at 2:00pm; Showtime 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Weekend Pass
Tickets: $90 in advance; $110 at the door

The Weekend Pass includes all three days at the Old Port of Montreal and a discount at MIRF After Party.

Student Weekend pass 
Tickets: $70 in advance – only with a valid student I.D.  – Limited quantity available only at EB club Lounge. 

VIP Pass
Tickets $250 Available only in advance.

VIP Passes include: All MIRF events that weekend; Sound Clash on Friday night; 3days at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal; The After-Party on Saturday; A MIRF Souvenir and complimentary rum punch all day at the Old Port of Montreal.

For Information:; MIRF Tel: 514-482-7921 
Media accreditation application forms can be filled out on the MIRF website. The deadline for submitting these applications is August 1.

Press Material and Content Available in The Media Room:

Details on workshop venues; featured dancers and sound systems will appear at a later date on MIRF’s official website.

For English Media Relations:

Janice Dayle

Amanda Jackson Communications

Tel: (514) 638-5493 

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