Richie Spice.
Richie Spice.

International reggae star, Richie Spice, will headline this year’s Can Fest, a charity event that collects canned food for the less fortunate at Christmas.

Richie Spice has performed in major shows such as Reggae Sunsplash and Sting as well as opened shows for Rita Marley and Chaka Demus & Pliers.

Supporting him will be a host of exciting local artistes, along with a dance off competition and some of SVG’s top DJs.

The LIME Scotiabank Can Fest will take place on Dec. 13 at Victoria Park, under the theme “Each one, Help one, Build a better Vincy land’.

This year, Can Fest is being organized under a new brand: Main Events.

Speaking at the launch of the event this week, event coordinator, David Brown, said the Can Fest brand has evolved over the past seven years and the organising body has now evolved into an event management company.

He said Can Fest, however, continues on its mission to bring the Christmas spirit to the less fortunate.

Candice Sealy of Ignite!, a marketing and public relations entity, said that since the inception of Can Fest, over 200,000 cans of food have been distributed.

This year, cans of food will be distributed to the St Benedict’s Nursery, the Salvation Army, House of Hope, and, among other organisations, the Red Cross Society.

Patrons can gain entrance to event with three cans of food and tickets, available in Kingstown.

Can Fest will also reward persons who have tickets for the event.

SVG Football Federation has joined as a first time sponsor this year.