Join the virtual celebration of music and culture for the 19th annual TD IRIE Music Festival. Performing reggae, soca, afrobeat featuring artists who hail from across Southern Ontario and beyond, these artists have been waiting for the opportunity to reconnect with fans while enjoying it in the comfort of their homes and beyond.
Despite the pandemic, the organizers of the TD IRIE Music Festival are excited to bring together the many thousands of visitors who have attended the physical event at Mississauga Celebration Square each year, for a chance to connect with this unique cultural experience through live streaming.
This exciting virtual multi-day festival runs Friday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 5th on Twitch tv and other platforms. Once again, this year’s TD IRIE Music Festival is free by simply logging on to www.iriemusicfestival.com and twitch.tv.
Artists scheduled to perform include award-winning reggae performers, Lazo; Chester Miller; Afro-urban star, Slim Flex; the iconic Caribbean ensemble, Moses Revolution; Juno-nominated reggae songstress Chelsea Stewart; rising soca star, One Voice; and more to be announced later. DJs include:
D’Enforcas Sound Crew, DJ Carl Allen and DJ Mista Blackz.
Additional special programming will include IRIE Lyrics & Spirits featuring poetry/author readings; visual arts presentations; food demos by two of Toronto’s well-known Caribbean and African/Caribbean chefs; and wine & spirits discussions.
Artistic Director, Phil Vassell says: “Music has always had the power to unite and uplift us – locally, nationally and globally, and it has been one of the main reasons we do this year after year. Our main sponsor, TD Bank Group understands the festival’s role in building an inspired community and has provided their continued support as the title sponsor for over a decade. We salute TD!”
“At a time when the power of human connection has never been more important, TD is proud to support the TD IRIE Music Festival through the TD
Ready Commitment, our global corporate citizenship platform, to help increase access to affordable and inclusive events that reflect diversity, where all can participate. This year’s virtual festival promotes shared experiences, helps foster a sense of belonging and strengthens communities across the country through arts, culture, and music,” said Naki Osutei, Associate Vice President, Social Impact, Canada, TD Bank Group.
In addition, organizers would like to thank the City of Mississauga and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their continued support, as well as volunteers and vendors and media partners who have supported this festival for almost two decades.
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