Calgary International Reggae Festival

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Calgary International Reggae Festival
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Calgary International Reggae Fest 2006
Genre Music festival
Dates Mid August
Location(s) Millennium Park, Calgary
Years active 2004–present
Patron(s) Calgary Reggae Festival Society
Website
www.reggaefest.ca

The Calgary International Reggae Festival is an annual event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that is organized by the Calgary Reggae Festival Society.

Featuring a mixture of local and international reggae acts, the festival has taken place every year since 2004.[1] Starting as a one-day event, by 2008 it had expanded to a ten-day festival.[1] The festival was co-founded by Leo Cripps, the host of CJSW-FM's Caribbean Link-Up show, and from an early stage it was sponsored by radio station Vibe 98.5.[2]

The 2014 event was headlined by Third World.[3]

Festivals[edit]

Year Artists Date Location Notes
2014 Infiniti, Mountain Edge Roots & Culture Band, Raging Fyah, Uno Band, Belinda Brady, Buckman Coe, Da'Ville, Exco Levi, Long Shen Dao, L.U.S.T, Mountain Edge Roots & Culture Band, Tasman Jude, Third World August 13-16 Shaw Millennium Park [4][5]
2013 Leroy Sibbles, Yaz Alexander, Ammoye, House of David Gang, Jason Wilson Band, J.k & the Relays, Lukie D, Ky-mani Marley, Mello Man, Power House, Tony Rebel, Sadiki, Elaine Shepherd, The Steadies, Steele, Dave Swarbick, Ultimate Crew Shaw Millennium Park [6]
2012 Cherine Anderson, Bryan Art, Monster Shock Crew Hawkeye, Makeshift Innocence, Roots Syndicate, J.K. & the Relays, Third Branch, Souljah Fyah, Redeye Empire, Rocky Mountain Rebel Music, Ultimate Crew, the Dennis Brown review with Chester Miller, Jermaine Cowan, Friendlyness and the Human Rights, New Kingston Shaw Millennium Park [7]
2011 Chino, Dhalia, Fenom, Freddie McGregor, Ibadan, Kae Sun, Laden, Lenn Hammond, Nadine Sutherland, Natural Flavas, New Kingston, Rebel Emergency, Singin' D, Souljah Fyah, Stephen 'di Genius' McGregor, The Soulicitors, Tinga Stewart, Tonya P Shaw Millennium Park [8]
2010 Beres Hammond, Inner Circle, Culture, Bianca, Elaine 'Lil'Bit' Shepherd, Explosion Band, Fenom, Lenya Wilks, Mandy Woods, Mello G, Nadera, Nesbeth, Progress, Strugglah, Tony Anthony August 19-21 Shaw Millennium Park [9]
2009 Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, Beres Hammond, Culture Brown, DJ Butta and Superheavy Reggae, Friendlyness and the Human Rights, Greg Crowe & The Scarlet Union, Jon Bone with the Karuna Movement, Korexion, Lenya Wilks, Mello Man, Rastrillos, Roger Steffens, Shabuungo Ouda Ouda, Tasha T, The Idlers, The Soulicitors August 13-15 Shaw Millennium Park [9]
2008 Steele, Souljah Fyah, Brinsley Forde, Jason Wilson and Tabarruk, Aktivate, JFK and the Conspirators, Michael St. George, Bianca, Tinga Stewart, Sugar Minott, Culture Brown, LJX, Mikey Dangerous, Oral Fuentes Reggae Band, Michael Thompson aka the Visionary, Spirit of World Drumming, La Comuna, Lynn Olagundoye and Guerrilla Funk Monster, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel Shaw Millennium Park [10]
2007 Abijah, Andru Branch and Halfway Tree, Causion, Dub Station featuring Tom O'Brien, Errol Blackwood, Eyesus, Hardcore Ras Bagga, Humble, IBO and KinDread, Kirk Davis, Mz. Mosea, Richie Stephens, Set Speed Crew, Tanya Mullings August 18 Shaw Millennium Park [2][11]
2006 Sugar Minott, Mutabaruka, Ras Gandhi, George Nooks, Truths and Rights, Odel, Toni Anderson, Devon Irie, Fredlocks Asher and the Ultra Flex Crew, JFK and the Conspirators, Strugglah, and Bianca. August 19 Shaw Millennium Park [12]
2005 Featuring Brinsley Forde of Aswad, Tinga Stewart, 2 time JUNO Award Winner Sonia Collymore, Michael St. George, Jason Wilson & Tabarruk, Ryan, Aktivate, Roger Steffens, Souljah Fyah, Joshua, Ibo & KinDread, Jahranimo, Lenky, Sampaloo, Shadrock, Shellane, Obi Nwosuagwu and the Ultimate Crew. August 20 Shaw Millennium Park [13]
2004 Belinda, Blessed, Donna Makeda, King Ujah, Wayne Wonder August 14 Burns Stadium[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilton, Lisa (2103) "Calgary International Reggae Festival celebrates 10 crazy years of (mostly) happy times", Metro News, August 14, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2014
  2. ^ a b c Stewart, M.D. (2007) "Hot Fun in the Summertime", Fast Forward Weekly, August 9, 2007. Retrieved June 20, 2014
  3. ^ Bell, Mike (2014) "Calgary International ReggaeFest announces Third World as early headliner", Calgary Herald, March 13, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014
  4. ^ "ReggaeFest 2014". Retrieved June 20, 2014
  5. ^ Campbell, Howard (2014) "Calgary fest shows diversity", Jamaica Observer, August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014
  6. ^ "Reggaefest 2013 Artiste Lineup". Retrieved June 20, 2014
  7. ^ "ReggaeFest 2012 Artiste Lineup". Retrieved June 20, 2014
  8. ^ "ReggaeFest 2011 Artiste Lineup". Retrieved June 20, 2014
  9. ^ a b Campbell, Howard (2010) "Calgary Reggae Festival On Its Seventh Staging", Jamaica Gleaner, May 23, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2014
  10. ^ "REGGAEFEST 5 LINE UP ANNOUNCED". Retrieved June 20, 2014
  11. ^ Calgary Reggae Festival. 2007 Festival line-up
  12. ^ Calgary Reggae Festival. 2006 Festival
  13. ^ Calgary Reggae Festival. 2005 Festival

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