To celebrate in style the Festival is now expanding to include indoor concerts at the House of Reggae, Pub St. Ciboire, Alize Show Bar and E.B. Resto-Bar, all in the Quartier-Latin (St. Denis and surrounding areas).
Vibrant reggae acts like Wes’li, Shadrock and Mello G as well as International heroes Crystal Axe from Berlin, Germany and Tinga Stewart and Little John from Jamaica, will rock the reggae stages in the Quartier-Latin and E.B. Resto-Bar near Vendome Metro; more artists, more concerts and most definitely more reggae! Indoor concerts will take place on from July 8th-13th in addition to the three days of non-stop positive reggae vibrations at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal (July 11th-13th).
The 5th Anniversary also marks the return of royal reggae family Morgan Heritage. Formed in 1982 by the five children of veteran Denroy Morgan, the Heritage family has become one of the most influential reggae groups of our time and have just released their 10th Album, “Mission in Progress”. Morgan Heritage mesmerized crowds at the first Montreal International Reggae Festival and will be back this year to do the same on Saturday July 12 at the Quays of the Old Port.
Headlining the festival at the Old Port on Sunday July 13 will be the legendary Steel Pulse. Well-known for their roots reggae, the band has enjoyed decades of international success are is committed to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting roots music. Other headlining artists include Junior Kelly, Warrior King, Midnite, Mikey Dangerous, Jah Cutta, Mello G, Laza from L.M.S., Irie Love, Iley Dread ft. Rochelle.
Montreal International Reggae Festival
July 8th – July 13th 2008