Montreal Reggae Festival 2012
Words from fan 1
"Overall the festival this year seemed more organized.....a better line-up, legendary artists and new upcoming artists, nice mix of Dancehall and Roots. The energy of the festival was nice, good vibes. Would like to see more of our favorite local Canadian artists...
"As a Canadian artist, I feel that more of a budget should be dedicated to local artists. It always seems hard to get in touch with the festival to get on the line-up. When we do get on the show, the payment offered is either nothing, or almost nothing. It is important to have the well-known International artists, but it would be nice to see more of the money flow into the local music market"
Fan 2" Irie time! Jimmy Cliff and Taurus Riley were the highlights for me! Jimmy still inspiring and puts on a mesmerizing show. Good talent,good food, everything nice!"
Fan 3" Didn't see much of the local talent, wasn't highlighted that much. Whatever happened to the free Love Stage? This year was definitely better than last".
"As 4 changes to the festival, i would say the new fence n the distance it set between the artist n the crowd was unnecessary.
I only went 1 day, but was very excited to see such a good line up, n ending with such a legendary performer as Jimmy Cliff"
"yes ii think local artist should be promoted, but not all lumped in 1 nite, because then nobody comes out and most people miss even seeing them They should be better dispersed / inter-worked, maybe between the more recognized artists or at least on the same day"
Seems like this festival continues to be a positive for the Canadian reggae scene and certainly needs our love and nurturing in the years to come.