Montreal International Reggae Fest (MIRF) is blessed to have some of the most dedicated, supportive and loyal fans in North America. Fans have stood beside this premiere cultural event from day 1 when it was a handful of patrons, and continued to grow into the thousands. MIRF has been held at the precious location of Park Jean Drapeau, to The Old Port.
This year, 2018, MIRF will be on hiatus.
What was scheduled to be the 15th anniversary this year will be put on hold until next year, 2019. It became clear in May that staging a quality 3-day festival was not going to be possible. During the MIRF teams time away, they will be revamping and restructuring major parts of the festival behind the scenes in order to be a more organized and dynamic event for all concerned.
Regarding the hiatus, Mr. Blagrove, Founder and President of MIRF says “it is hurtful to know that the festival will not be happening this year. We tried everything possible to save this season but it just couldn’t happen. We will be improving production and have created a platform for an interactive experience, so fans have more engagement. We will be back next year better than ever.”
Montreal International Reggae Festival is Canada’s largest, enjoying an audience of approximately 30,000 patrons over 3 days. Staged at the historic Old Port of Montreal, top international acts have graced the stage such as Grammy award winning Shabba Ranks and Beenie Man, as well as diamond selling artist Shaggy, and legendary acts Inner Circle, Third World and Beres Hammond to name a few. The festival takes place the third weekend in August to commemorate the end of summer.
The festival has been running for 14 years. 2019 will make the 15th year.