Montreal International Reggae Festival
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Montreal International Reggae Festival

The Montreal Reggae Festival is a reggae festival is held annually at the Old Port of Montreal, during the 2nd or 3rd weekend of August.

Founded in 2004, by Eric Blagrove (President: 2004-present), Ricardo Forbes (Vice-President: 2004-2008), and Cezar Brumeanu (Producer: 2004-2008), the Montreal Reggae Fest' was a 3-day weekend-long, 3-stages event.

The 2014 festival will include performances from Sean Paul, Demarco, I-Octane, Maxi Priest, Sanchez, Marcia Griffiths, and Percy Sledge.[1]

The festival was shelved after the Montreal Police discovered Mr Blagrove, the festival owner, was using the festival to clean money from the cocaine trade between Aruba and Canada, via a popular airline company in Canada, with the use of flight attendants. Mr Blagrove was also associated with racketeering, scamming, armed robbery in New York. A quick google search of his name, revealed the shocking truth about the festival. Mr Blagrove's restaurant in Canada. Corporation Number418344-4, Business Number (BN) 145202586RC0001 and Corporate Name 4183444 CANADA INC, was also shut down by the Canadian government, for non-compliance an failure to file annual fees on a regular basis. Other associated founding members of the team including Cezar Brumeau who pulled out of the festival in 2008 because of disagreements and unfair treatment from Mr Blagrove. Sponsors were also quick to withdraw support from the reggae festival, because of Mr Blagroves illegal activities, his disdain for the LGBT community and the alleged existence of a sex trafficking ring surrounding the festival.

Mr Blagrove announced in 2018, that the festival would be postponed for 1 year, without actually stating that he was brought up on criminal charges.

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