With the 28th annual Reggae On The River a little over two months way on the weekend of July 21 & 22, the Mateel Community Center is gearing up for another great year of festival fun and is excited to announce the full list of confirmed talent for this year’s event. Featuring nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge reggae and world music artists on two stages, the 2012 festival will feature Toots & The Maytals, Midnite, Romain Virgo, CeCile, Calypso Rose, Turbulence, Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits, Fantan Mojah, Duane Stephenson, Nkulee Dube, Tosh Meets Marley, Pato Banton & The Now Generation, Yami Bolo, Abya Yala, Alika, Bambu Station, Reemah, Daniel Bambaata Marley, Humble Soul, Lady Passion, i-Kronik, Winston Jarrett & Guidance Band, Junior Toots, Indubious, Casper Loma Da Wa & The Mighty 602 Band, Winstrong, Yellow Wall Dub Squad, The Lions, Streetkind, Synrgy, and Juce, plus top local DJs and sound systems. Additionally, the event will also host more than 80 craft, food, and non-profit vendors, a lively kid zone, and an irie weekend on the banks of the majestic Eel River.
Tickets are on sale now at www.reggaeontheriver.com and at select local and North Bay outlets for a price of $110 for the weekend pass. Advance tickets are advised as this event sells out. Please visit the ticket page of the festival website for a list of current ticket outlets and please note that single day tickets will only be available at the gate this year.
Camping reservations are also currently available at local campgrounds including Benbow Lake, Cook’s Valley, Richardson Grove, and Benbow Valley RV Resort, all of which are either on the shuttle route or walking distance to the concert. For more information and sales links for these various campgrounds, visit the camping page of www.reggaeontheriver.com.
Stay tuned for more festival updates and other exciting news in the coming weeks and don’t miss this very special year as the festival says farewell to Benbow and gears up for a big return home to its’ original French’s Camp location in 2013 and beyond. For more information on the 28th annual Reggae On The River call the festival office at (707) 923-3368.