TD IRIE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY
Celebrations begin with a two-day Festival at Mississauga Celebration Square and
ends in Toronto with a Boat Cruise.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the tropical flavor’s at the 15th annual TD IRIE
Music Festival as it gets officially underway on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Mississauga
This exciting two-day festival runs from June 23 to June 24, 2017, and celebrates
African-Canadian culture with music, dance, spoken word, art, food and drink from
the Caribbean and across the African Diaspora.
TD IRIE Music Festival is free to the public and is wheelchair accessible. The festival
runs to 11pm on both days.
International and Canadian musicians will perform on the main stage at Celebration
Square representing genres from reggae, soca, and world music to soul/r&b. This year’s
headliners include a selection of artists such as the dynamic lover’s rock and dancehall
singer, Da’Ville to Aaron “Voice” St. Louis, winner of his second consecutive
International Soca Monarch title in Trinidad in 2017.
Other artists include Moses Revolution, one of Toronto’s top soca bands and Blessed,
a Juno-award winning and international reggae artist.
The celebration continues one month later with the 2nd annual TD IRIE Boat Cruise on
Sunday July 23rd. Festival fans are invited to join the crew aboard the luxurious Yankee
Lady III. Boarding starts at 1pm near Harbourfront Centre. Cruise time: 1:30pm to
5:30pm. The dancefloor will be jumping with music will be provided by some of Toronto’s
top DJs: the legendary DJ Carl Allen; D’Enforcas, Canada’s No. 1 Sound Crew and the
award-winning DJ Blacks from Black Reaction Sound Crew – spinning a mix of reggae,
soca, soul/r&b, African and more. Tickets are $45.00 in advance. Tickets are available at
The TD IRIE Music Festival offers opportunities to discover local talent in music, dance,
spoken word and visual arts. Come hungry and stay late at the festival as tasty tropical
food and drinks will be on sale on Mississauga Celebration Square.special VIP lounge
will be available with food and drinks along with opportunities to meet and greet some of