Tarrus Riley for Montreal reggae fest

Wednesday, July 04, 2012    

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REGGAE artiste Tarrus Riley will be among several performers scheduled for the 9th annual Montreal International Reggae Festival from August 17-19 in Montreal, Canada.

It is Riley's first time on a major festival in Montreal and he says he is looking forward to thrilling the fans.

"I feel good about being in the lineup. This is my first time performing in Montreal in three years and I am looking forward to going there and represent," Riley said in a release.

Jimmy Cliff, Assassin, Cham, Popcaan, Christopher Martin, Konshens, and Khago are also on the festival's roster.

Riley is scheduled to perform on August 19, the festival's final day.

Riley was invited to the launch of the festival on June 21 at the EB Club Lounge in Montreal. While in Montreal, he completed a series of interviews.

Publicist for the festival Janice Dayle said Riley was invited to participate in the launch because of his overwhelming popularity in Montreal.

"Tarrus is one of the artistes recognised right across the board, hence the reason why we invited him to the launch and to be on the festival", said Dayle.

Dayle pointed out that the festival has been embraced by Caribbean nationals and Canadians alike.

"The Caribbean community has embraced the festival in a huge way. It is the biggest reggae festival in Montreal", she explained.

According to Dayle, the festival attracts between 5,000 to 8,000 patrons each year.



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