Saturday, May 17, 2008

First Ottawa Reggae Festival Confirms Reggae Greats

Ottawa Reggae Festival (ORF) has been born and will groove Canada’s capital city, Ottawa with the sweet sounds of Reggae music on Saturday August 23 at the Le Breton Flats Park. This classic landscape is the perfect outdoor arena to show off a music and culture that has touched the world, especially Canada.

Benji Williams, President of the Festival, and the entire Ottawa Reggae Festival team have worked tirelessly with the City of Ottawa and signature sponsors to ensure this premiere event is seemless.

Confirmed artists for the first ORF, is award winning Reggae artist Snow, Maxi Priest, Collie Buddz, Trilla U, Friendlyness & The Human Rights Band, Ras Lee, Juno Award winner Korexion, Empress Minott, King Ali Baba, J. Stone, Stacia, Eyesus and more.

The headlining artiste for this inaugural event is none other than the legendary Half Pint who promises to rock Ottawa with Greetings from Jah. Ottawa Reggae Festival will be announcing additional artistes, in the next few weeks.

The Ottawa Reggae Festival Incorporated is a non-profit network that was launched in February 2007, to raise funds and awareness for the Sickle Cell disease and to highlight its effects on our community. What started as a fundraising initiative has grown to become a flagship event that will unite Reggae fans across Canada and the United States, bringing them to Canada’s capitol city - Ottawa. Reggae is the only genre of music known to bring people from all walks of life together.

Source: L3Magazine

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