2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Rastafest Reggae Festival in Toronto, an annual music festival celebrating the national and international initiatives of the Rastafari movement in Canada and Jamaica!
This year’s festival takes place at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Avenue on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 in recognition of the 88th coronation of H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I. Normally staged as an outdoor summer festival Rastafest has rebranded as an indoor family fun, reggae event showcasing different aspects of the Rastafari history, culture and lifestyle.
From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm there will be ancestral drumming from various Rastafari mansions followed by an international reggae concert featuring Admiral Tibet, Horace Martin, Iley Dread, and Orthodox Issachar. Also, on the concert are the winners from the Rastafest competition: Empress Divine, Jade Siress, Joyce N’sana, Tony Propfit, Planky, Dan Fiyah Beats and Ras Akkurate. The band competition winners are: Richie Flo, Freedubstar and BTH.
Donation: Children 12 and under are free; youth – $10:00; online – $15:00 and $20:00 at the door. Part proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Sickkids Foundation: Caribbean Initiatives.
Rastafest is sponsored by Ontario Music Fund, Masani Productions, Snapd, First Friday, Upfront Theatre Foundation, Eglinton TV and Roots Reggae Hub.
For more details visit: www.rastafest.com