Raggamuffin Music Festival

Tuesday 20 November 2007

Put UB40, The Wailers, Maxi Priest, Arrested Development, The Black Seeds, Katchafire, The Midnights and House of Shem together and what do you get?

Well, first up, around ten hours of fantastic music! And that's exactly the musical feast on offer at Raggamuffin, an innovative new event showcasing the best home-grown and International reggae music, with a healthy dose of funk, dub, hip-hop and soul!

Raggamuffin will be performing in NZ at Rotorua International Stadium on Feb 2nd 2008. It's reggae King Bob Marley's Birthday in February (6 February 1945 to be exact), so what better month to celebrate!

Promoter Andrew McManus said "I've toured UB40 three times through Australia and New Zealand and they never cease to amaze me with just how good they are and how much their fans love them.

That's where the idea of Raggamuffin came from. Reggae lovers rarely get a chance to see the music they love and that's really the driving force behind putting this event together. We hope we can do it annually."

So there you have it . . . eight great bands providing a veritable musical reggae feast . . . welcome to Raggamuffin!