Special Guest Performer

Special Guest Performer

The TD IRIE Music Festival regrets to announce that Bushman's performance scheduled for Saturday, July 30th at Nathan Phillips Square has been cancelled due to immigration issues.

The organizers have replaced him with the legendary surprise artist.

Join us for this special event.


Date: Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31, 2016
Time: 1PM to 11PM
Location: Nathan Phillips Square

Headliners: Bushman (headliner for Sat. July 30.)
Steele (headliner for Sun. July 31)
Wurl Trema Band, Iley Chardavid & Friends, Hardcore Band, TD Dancers, dance Immersion Dance Showcase, Richie Flo, Iley Chardavid & Friends backed by Hardcore Band, Afrafranto Band, Get Mad Dance Syndicate, Mel Dube, With special Kings of Kings Showcase featuring: Jah Cutta, Patwa Kushantie, and Fire Lion.
TD IRIE Launch Party

TD IRIE Launch Party

Hosted by Bassline & DJ Winedown

Date: Friday July 8, 2016
Time: 10PM to 3AM
Location: The Vue, 195 Galaxy Blvd.,Toronto

DJs: D’Enforcas, Marxman, DOC, Buzz B, Chris Styles

Cost: $10 early bird; $15 regular advance
Infoline: 905-799-1630
Tickets: purchase tickets


Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 (one day only)
Time: 1PM to 11PM. (Free)
Location: Mississauga Celebration Square

Headliners: KI, 2016 Chutney Soca Monarch Champion Anthony Malvo, International reggae veteran Level Exodus Band, D’Enforcas, TD Dancers, And more…

Plus IRIE VIP Lounge
Special VIP seating and Rum Tasting: $25. Limited Seating.
Tickets: VIP ticket purchase


Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Location: Aurora Borealis
Boarding at: 333 Lakeshore Blvd. E., Toronto
Boarding Time: 12:30PM
Departure: 1PM
Return: 5PM

DJs: DJ Carl Allen, D’Enforcas, DJ Missa Blackz

Food: Supplied by Harlem Restaurant
Cost: $40
Tickets: purchase tickets
Canada's #1 Soca Sound / G98.7 FM/Heavy Hitters. International Ambassadors of Caribbean Music. Canada’s first Heavy Hitter DJs. Hosts of THE SOCA GROOVE on G 98.7 fm. Road Mix Kings. Canada’s #1 Sound Crew. more info
Today, Steele has made his mark on the music industry and although most people recognize him as a singer, Steele is an accomplished musician, songwriter, and producer who have earned a reputation as a perfectionist with his professional approach to his music. more info
2016 Dance Immersion Artists
DATE: Sunday July 31, 2016
TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Artists include: Caribbean Dance Theatre, Harambee Dance Company, Gadfly Dance Company, Jasmyn Fyffe,Matthew Cuff, Tamsir Seck and Lua Shayenne more info
2016 Summer Showcase Performer
DATE: Sunday July 31, 2016
LOCATION: Nathan Phillips Square

Performers include: Ubuntu Drum and Dance Theatre, LUA SHAYENNE & CO, Ebnflōh Dance Company, The Black Stars, and Holla Jazz more info
Richie Flo
Singer, songwriter, and producer Richie Flo, hails from the parish of St. Thomas Jamaica. He started singing at an early age and joined the family band, quickly finding his niche as recording reggae/dancehall artist. more info
Colin Levy aka Iley Dread & Chardavid
Colin Levy has made even more positive inroads into the European markets. Unite the People album, his second release, has picked up where A Friend for Life had left off, and is currently in heavy rotation on radio all over the world as well as on television on both sides of the Atlantic. more info
Mel Dubé
Mel Dubé has performed in music festivals such as: Redemption Toronto Reggae Fest, Caribana Lime at Albert Campbell Square in Scarborough and Toronto’s Centre Island along with the international Exit Festival in Serbia, rated by the New York Times as one of the top ten world festival destinations. more info
Jonathan Emile
The depth and relevance of his lyrics are only paralleled by his presence and understanding of today’s music trends. His devotion to hip-hop and creativity spawns from his ideology and quest for knowledge. He does not see himself as strictly a hip-hop artist, but as a thinker with a knack for rhythm and rhyme. “My art, my life is not a style, it’s a philosophy that reflects truth, promotes humanism, and social justice.” more info
Just like all dance forms Hip Hop and Street Dance Styles come from a base of fundamentals that have evolved into what the genre is perceived as today. The GMS was created with the intention of reviving those foundational aspects of Hip Hop to allow the dancers to transcend through the generations. more info
Afrafranto (‘Butterfly’ in the Akan language of Ghana, West Africa) performs authentic acoustic palm wine and highlife music. The only group outside Ghana preserving and promoting this unique genre. Afrafranto is a dynamic group that has entertained audiences over the years with their dance-driven music and electric performances. more info
Comfort soothes his audiences with his sensual and commanding voice that seems to suggest, "This is only the beginning." 
"I love to see the adoration on the faces of the audience while I sing about the many joys and pains of yesterday, today, and the future. I know that true enjoyment and enrichment can only come through the mutual respect we have for each other. more info
Reinford “Ras Penco” Woodburn
The artiste has recently returned from touring in North America and Japan and has now formed his own label called Penco Music. Ras Penco is continually making strides in studios as he is gearing up to release his new single entitled“Want The Good Life featuring Hazard. more info
W.I.U.D.M also performs annually for Carrasauga and Carabram since 2014. Representing the African and Jamaican pavilion last but not least Toronto’s Jambana Cultural Festival. They have strived to make a difference in the world by impacting and changing each community with one Dance at a time. more info
Jah Cutta
Already a formidable force on the national reggae scene, Jah Cutta's third album finds the singer/deejay better than ever. Easy, bubbling roots rhythms are the order of the day, with Bobby Digital back in the studio chair, but the album takes a few welcome left turns. more info
Patwa Kushante
I start hanging around recording studio at the tender age of 12 to 13yrs, king tubby on drumalee ave in waterhouse, channel one on maxfield ave ,just to name a few... more info
Fire Lion
Armed with lyrical ingenuity, a characteristic flow, and a street-smart sophistication that sets him apart from his contemporaries, Fire Lion aka Bazzle king is prepared to enter the next phase of his evolution as an artist and representative of Dancehall/Pop music on an international level. more info


Jay Kartier

Jay Kartier

TD Dancers

TD Dancers

Toronto Launch Event

Toronto Launch Event

LOCATION: At Union Plaza this Thursday

Get ready Toronto,
> For reggae, soca, and more at the TD IRIE Music Festival!
> To kick off TD IRIE Fest Toronto 2016, please come out and join us for a preview at Union Station Plaza located at Union Station, Thursday, July 28 from 12 noon to 1:30pm and 5pm to 6pm.

It will feature two of Toronto’s top reggae and soca artists: Reggae singer/songwriter, Comfort & Soca songstress, Ms. Paige; along with legendary dj, Carl Allen.

TD IRIE Fest returns to Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31st with music, dance, arts & crafts, a beer garden and more. Headliners are international reggae icon, Bushman on Saturday and JUNO nominated Steele.

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Kreative In Dance Styles
K.I.D.S. (Kreative In Dance Styles), Vaughan's hottest new dance studio, was created to allow youth of all ages to express themselves through the art of dance and empower the individual to find “what makes them kreative”! K.I.D.S. is home of Wild Card Wednesdays drop in's featuring Toronto's top choreographers. more info
Before Torch became the artist that we’re familiar with today, a variety of different events occurred in his life, propelling him to make adjustments and develop into the resilient, ambitious, hard-working, and extremely talented individual that he is today. more info