Vermont Reggae Festival (VTRF) announces the line up for this year’s event, dubbed “Fountain of Stars” on August 17 and 18, 2012 at the Rochester Fairgrounds in Rochester, New Hampshire. Under new management, the family friendly event will feature renowned reggae musical acts, including headliners Midnite and 10ft. Ganja Plant and other favorites Yami Bolo, Lambsbread, and Ossie Dellimore. Event producers are working with Rochester Fairgrounds owner to present Earth-¬‐friendly vendors and artists that reflect a vibrant atmosphere of mindful and progressive living-¬‐ bringing a roots vibe to all of New England! Tickets on sale now at $85 early-¬‐bird, $100 advance, $120 day of show. Camping space is limited and requires a separate pass (free with a 25 cent surcharge). RV, camper, bus, and trailer passes also on sale. Visit for all festival information.

Midnite, 100% St. Croix Roots, known for meditative sets that often exceed 3 hours, headlines the festivities Saturday. Their vigorous, weighty sound, driven by punchy bass lines, creates a vibe that penetrates straight to the heart. 10ft Ganja Plant, known for their prolific recording career, will perform in their fourth live set EVER, headlining Friday’s events. The legendary Vermont natives and VTRF co-¬‐founders Lambsbread will return with a well-¬‐nurtured blend of danceable roots reggae. Other featured artists include Yami Bolo, Ossie Dellimore, Jah Cutta, Kevin Kinsella, Thunder Body, Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets, Brown Rice Family, Soulshot, Destroy Babylon, Mosaic Foundation, Saylyn, Freedom Ques, Barika, and Meta and the Cornerstones and many more to celebrate the joy of music and life with the most Irie people in the Northeast.

Since 1986, VTRF has hosted more than 20 festivals featuring acts from across the nation and all over the world. From headline acts to cover bands, VTRF reaches into the hearts of the young and old as they celebrate the steady beat of life. A Respectful and inspirational atmosphere, along with an environmental ethos, is reflected in festival practices-¬‐ under new and enthusiastic direction. These include a no alcohol sales policy, recycling and green vending incentives that promote a healthy lifestyle.

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