ReggaeFest – much more than a Festival – It’s an Experience!

Wednesday

Community Better Reggae Yoga, come move to the flow of Reggae!

Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019 and Wednesday June 12, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 914 Centre Street NE

FREE, limited space, first come, first serve

Requirements:

To participate, download the New ParticipACTION app and bring your yoga mat and water bottle to contribute to Calgary’s goal to be Canada’s Most Active Community!

About the Community Better Challenge:

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is helping strengthen communities through physical activity and sport because Everything gets better when you get active. ParticipACTION is awarding $150,000 to the community who rallies the most participants and accumulates the most minutes during the challenge through the ParticipACTION app.

Thursday

Reggae on Film – BABYLON – A Calgary Film Premier

Franco Rosso’s incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension” (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi Driver, Babylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more.

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm show start time, Doors open at 6:30 pm – come early to get a seat and listen to our guest speaker

Location: Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW

Admission: $10 (Eventbrite and at the door)

Film Rating: 14A, Run Time: 95 minutes
Film Trailer

Friday

DJ Night – Riddim West Kickoff!

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

Time: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Location: The Den, University of Calgary Campus, Calgary, Alberta

Admission:  FREE, 18+ Event

Performers: DJ Sherman Hype (Calgary), Riddim West performers will be doing a meet & greet!

Saturday

RIDDIM WEST

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 2:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary Campus, Calgary, Alberta (indoor venue)

Admission: $40 (13+) in advance on Eventbrite $50 at the Door, All Ages (12 & Under Free)

Performer Line Up:

3:00 pm    Phonosonics (Victoria)
4:00 pm    Waymatea and the Highlife Sound Collective (Edmonton)
5:00 pm    Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver)
5:55 pm    Jory Kinjo (Calgary)
6:45 pm    Lynn Olagundoye (Calgary)
7:30 pm    Hawkeye (Jamaica)
8:00 pm    Luciano (Jamaica)
9:50 pm    Cham (Jamaica)
(***Line Up Subject To Change Without Notice)

Interactive Kidz Zone: 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Slime, Crafts, Photo Booth)

Riddim West Marketplace – Local Vendors

Beer Garden serving up some local craft beer by Village Brewery

Food available at The Den, Jugo Juice, The Jamaican Jerk Food Truck

Saturday

After Party

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 10:30 pm – 1:00 am

Location: The Den, University of Calgary Campus, Calgary, Alberta

Admission: $15 At the Door, 18+ Event

Performers: Hawkeye (Jamaica), DJ Sherman Hype (Calgary)