Tuesday, 30 July 2013

11TH ANNUAL TD IRIE MUSIC FESTIVAL

GRAMMY WINNER RICHIE STEPHENS AND REGGAE LEGEND HALF PINT HEADLINE 11TH ANNUAL TD IRIE MUSIC FESTIVAL
+ Irie Music Festival Launches New App in Time for Toronto Festival +


Friday, August 2 to Monday, August 5, 2013 at Nathan Phillips Square

Fresh from a European tour with Snoop Lion, and German dancehall greatGentleman, Jamaica’s singing sensation and golden voice Richie Stephens (formerly of Soul II Soul) brings his internationally renowned and Grammy Award winning vocals to the 11th TD IRIE Music Festival along with Reggae legend Half Pint.  Half Pint just signed a major deal with Universal for his immense back catalogue which includes his #1 hits “Winsome” covered by the Rolling Stones as “Too Rude” and “Loving” covered by Sublime. Irie Music Festival will be presenting Half Pint a ‘Special Achievement Award’ for his contributions to Reggae music internationally. 

The FREE long weekend celebration also features one of the biggest names in SOCA today, Kerwin Du Bois, rising Toronto chanteuse Shi Wisdom, the TD Dancers, dance ImmersionMasia One, D’EnforcasFarahri, Comfort, Jahbuddah, Musical Sniper and many more.

TD Irie Music Festival is a completely FREE, family-friendly celebration of the best in reggae, soca, salsa and soul.  With capacity crowds in Mississauga and Oshawa, and crowd pleasing surprise performances by Demarco andKardinal Offishall, TD IRIE Music Festival is THE go to family destination this Simcoe Day Long Weekend at the newly renovated Nathan Phillips Square Stage.

Just in time for the Toronto festival weekend, organizers of TD Irie Music Festival have launched the Irie Music Festival App developed by festival sponsors TheAppLabb.  IRIE Mobile App is available for iPhone & Android devices. Please visit irie.theapplabb.com to download the Mobile App.

Irie Music Festival, Co Founder Phil Vassell stated: “We are very pleased to have entered into this partnership with TheAppLabb. They have a great team and together we hope to continue using this mobile app to make the IRIE Fest community easily connected with information at their finger tips.”

The App's features include intuitive icons for looking up event schedule itineraries, ‘About’ the event info, transportation info, real-time event news and announcements, sponsor lists, feedback and survey capabilities, social media integration, registration and fun promotions and potential prizing. "I am extremely excited about this partnership and the possibilities are endless. Through the App we are certain to enrich the experience of thousands of attendees of this growing festival and create a strong and engaged IRIE community, says Kundan Joshi, CEO of TheAppLabb.

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