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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In Response to Devastating Queensland Flood: Brisbane's Raggamuffin Renamed Reggae for Recovery Fundraiser

In response to the devastation caused by the Queensland floods, Andrew McManus Presents announced today that Brisbane’s Raggamuffin has been renamed and is now officially a charity event called Reggae For Recovery – Flood Relief Benefit Concert
A proud Queenslander, McManus explained that all profits generated from the Brisbane event will be donated to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.
“All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families affected by the tragic events in Queensland. Let’s hope we can raise a substantial amount of money to ease some of the pain and to aid in the rebuilding of Queensland,” McManus said. 
The venue has also changed, with acts like Mary J. BligeJimmy CliffMaxi PriestSean PaulThe Original WailersKy-Mani Marley,The Black Seeds & The Red Eyes set to perform at Riverstage in the City Botanic Gardens, instead of the water damaged Pine Rivers.
Ten per cent of profits from this year’s Raggamuffin shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide will also be donated to thePremier’s Flood Relief Appeal; while in Perth, 10 per cent of profits will be donated to the Carnarvon Flood Relief Fund. 
Reggae For Recovery – Flood Relief Benefit Concert will take place at Riverstage on Sunday, January 30. All tickets have been reduced to $99.

Raggamuffin Melbourne will be moved from The Melbourne Showgrounds to Raggamuffin’s original home of the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The Myer Music Bowl is in a very central location with fantastic transport and accessibility. It's important to provide fans with an intimate venue especially one that our supporters have enjoyed so much over the years.
Raggamuffin Adelaide will be moved from Memorial Drive to Adelaide’s most intimate and loved venue, the Thebarton Theatre.
Headlining the festival, are nine-times Grammy Award winner and recipient of four American Music Awards Mary J. Blige and the artist who took reggae to the world, Jimmy Cliff, plusMaxi PriestSean PaulThe Original WailersThe Black SeedsKy-mani Marley and The Red Eyes. Plus local hosts & DJs will be keeping the party pumping between sets.

Wed 26 Jan PERTH Fremantle Oval 18+
Fri 28 Jan SYDNEY Parramatta Park 18+
Sat 29 Jan MELBOURNE Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Sun 30 Jan BRISBANE Riverstage 18+
Wed 2 Feb ADELAIDE Thebarton Theatre
For more information go to
RAGGAMUFFIN.COM.AU or Follow us on Facebook

As as a valued Raggamuffin fan we are pleased to also offer you the chance to WIN! A Raggamuffin merch pack, including a SIGNED tour poster. Just purchase your tickets for this year’s concert and follow us on Facebook for entry details. Current purchasers and followers can enter too but feel free to share the love and tell your friends. Enter here


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