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REGGAEFEST 5 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

CALGARY, Alberta Saturday, May 10, 2008..... REGGAEFEST 5 - Best of the Fest

The Calgary Reggae Festival Society today announces its line up for the 2008 Calgary International Reggae Festival. Now in its 5th year, ReggaeFest 5 - Best of the Fest - will see the return of selected performers from past festivals and a line up of new and exciting ones. "Many people have been asking to see artistes from the past again and we figured that the celebration of this milestone was the right time to fill their requests," says Leo Cripps, the producer of the festival.

ReggaeFest 5 will see the return of Steele, Souljah Fyah, Brinsley Forde, Jason Wilson and Tabarruk, Aktivate, JFK and the Conspirators, Michael St. George, Bianca, Tinga Stewart and Sugar Minott. Making their first appearance at ReggaeFest will be Culture Brown, 2008 Juno nominee LJX, 2008 Juno winner Mikey Dangerous, Oral Fuentes Reggae Band, Michael Thompson aka the Visionary, Spirit of World Drumming, La Comuna, Lynn Olagundoye and Guerrilla Funk Monster, Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel.

"We are extremely ecstatic to have this line up of artistes for this year," says Cripps. "We believe it is our most ambitious effort to date and we believe Calgary will be as excited about it as we are."

ReggaeFest 5 runs this year from August 14 - 16 and will feature Red, White and Dread - Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase. Tickets for the Main Event go on sale May 15 online at www.ticketweb.ca and June 2 at all Calgary Coop food stores.

More information on the Main Event and Red, White and Dread as part of ReggaeFest 5 can be found at www.CalgaryReggaeFestival.com

The CRFS is a 100% volunteer group and it is diligently working to ensure that REGGAEFEST 5 - Best of the Fest is the best family friendly summer festival in Calgary this year.
REGGAEFEST 5 is sponsored in part by: Global Calgary, Vibe 98.5 fm Radio, CJSW 90.9 fm, Big Rock Brewery.

Calgary Reggae Festival Society
ReggaeFest 5 - Best of the Fest ~ August 14 - 16, 2008
T: 403.355.5696
On The Web
W: www.CalgaryReggaeFestival.com
W: www.myspace.com/CalgaryReggaeFestival

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