TD IRIE Music Festival celebrates 15th anniversary

Da’Ville and Aaron “Voice” St. Louis

The 15th annual TD IRIE Music Festival gets underway  at Mississauga Celebration Square on Friday June 23.

This two-day festival (June 23 to June 24) celebrates African-Canadian culture with music, dance, spoken word, art, food and drink from the Caribbean and across the African Diaspora.

International and Canadian musicians representing genres from reggae, soca, and world music to soul/r&b., will perform on the main stage  at Celebration Square.

This year’s headliners include a selection of artists such as the dynamic lover’s rock and dancehall singer, Da’Ville  and 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.

TD IRIE Music Festival is free to the public and is wheelchair accessible. The festival runs to 11pm on both days.

Festival fans are also invited to the 2nd annual TD IRIE Boat

Cruise on the luxurious Yankee Lady III on Sunday July 23.

Boarding starts at 1pm near Harbourfront Centre. Cruise time:

1:30pm to5:30pm.

Music on board 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.