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Rastafest Media Release 2019

Rastafest Reggae Festival – Saturday, August 17 th , 2019 2019 marks the 26 th anniversary of Rastafest Reggae Festival in Toronto,...

Monday, 15 July 2019

Rastafest Media Release 2019

Rastafest Reggae Festival – Saturday, August 17th, 2019
2019 marks the 26th anniversary of Rastafest Reggae Festival in Toronto, an annual music festival celebrating the national and international initiatives of the Rastafari movement in Canada and Jamaica!
This year’s festival takes place at the north property of Black Creek Pioneer Village, 7060 Jane Street, (North West corner of Jane Street & Steeles Avenue west) on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 in recognition of Marcus Garvey’s birthday. Rastafest is a family fun, reggae event showcasing different aspects of the Rastafari history, culture and lifestyle.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, August 15th, with a launch party at Black Creek Health Centre at Yorkgate Mall from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm there will be Empress Walk leaving from Driftwood community centre, stopping at Black Creek Farm and ending up at the festival grounds. From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm there will be a Ital Village consisting of ital food demonstration, Organja Market place, health and wellness workshops, reggae music discussions, arts and craft market place followed by an international reggae concert from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm featuring the legendary Mighty Diamonds, Johnny Clarke, Horace Martin, Nana McLean, Carol Brown, Sampalue, Michie Mee, the Mighty Mystics, Jade Faith and Amazing Papa G. Music by: Jah Alone – Celebrity Sound with Scion Success from New York and DJ Boxer Joe. MC. Queen Mother Moses from Atlanta.
Donation: Children 12 and under are free; online - $20:00 and $30:00 at the door.
Rastafest is sponsored by Masani Productions, Snapd, First Friday, Upfront Theatre Foundation, and Eglinton TV.
For more details please log onto - www.rastafest.com or email info@rastafest.com
Media Contact:  416-638-4235 or email info@rastafest.com.

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